Approved Technical Standard Orders - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these orders and minimum performance standards if you intend to manufacture, design, install or repair specified articles, such as materials, parts, processes and appliances used on civil aircraft.

The minimum performance standard must meet an acceptable level of safety for the article. These orders outline guidelines for:

  • Flight Data Recorder Interface Units
  • Restraint System Automated Release Devices
  • Airborne Mode A/C Transponder Equipment with Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Transmission Capability
  • Airborne Stand-Alone Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Transmit Only Equipment
  • Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System / Mode Select (ATCRBS/MODE S) Airborne Equipment
  • Helicopter External Personnel Lifting Devices
  • Airborne ATC Transponder Equipment
  • Refrigerated Cargo Unit Load Container
  • Life Preservers


  • Dispatcher's Restraint Strap.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62171111

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