An air operator refers to a person or an organisation which is engaged in, or offering to engage in, an aircraft operation.
Your Responsibilities as an Air Operator
The air operator is responsible for:
- Acceptance of Dangerous Goods
- Storage of Dangerous Goods, prior to loading and after unloading from the aircraft
- Loading of Dangerous Goods including segregation, stowage and securing of Dangerous Goods on board the aircraft
- Inspecting Dangerous Goods packages to ensure that they comply with the technical instructions, prior to loading onto and after unloading from the aircraft
- Providing passengers and crew with Dangerous Goods information (including emergency response information to train the crew to handle Dangerous Goods incidents and accidents)
- Reporting Dangerous Goods incidents and accidents to CAAS and the State of Occurrence
- Retention of Dangerous Goods documentation records
- Training of employees
No Dangerous Goods may be carried on board a civil aircraft unless the air operator obtains a permit from CAAS.
For permit requirements on Dangerous Goods, please click on the links below.