Approved Technical Standard Orders - Australian Government


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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 Australian Government

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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