Issue 13.00

Issued: 02 December 2021

Effective: on issue

Proposed amendments to the Flight Operations Requirements

Consultation has commenced on an amendment to this OTAR Part.

Further information is provided in:

Comments on these amendments should be sent by email to or by post to our office address and received by 9 August 2024.

The requirements of this Part are applicable to the holder of an air operator certificate issued by the Governor:

using any aeroplane having:

  • a maximum approved passenger seating configuration of more than 19 seats, excluding any required crew member seat, or

  • a maximum certificated take-off mass (MTOM) of more than 5,700 kg.

All Part 91 requirements apply also to operations subject to OTAR Parts 121, 125 and 135 unless expressly stated: the text of Part 91 either applies as provided or as supplemented in the other applicable Parts. The exception to this is that each Subpart F (Instruments and Equipment) applies only to the aircraft contained within the scope of that OTAR Part.

Appendices associated with a specific requirement are contained within the Subpart (after the last paragraph in the Subpart). Appendices that are applicable to more than one requirement or Subpart are provided at the end of the OTAR Part.

The technical description of the Performance Classes is in Appendix E of Parts 135 &121. The performance requirements are contained in Subpart E of each Part and, where compliance with Performance Classes is required, Appendix E is referenced.

The Rules of the Air (Schedule 4 of the AN(OT)O) are reproduced in Appendix D of Part 91 which, due to the limitations of this format, is contained in a separate document below. Similarly, Tables referred to in the OTAR text are provided in the separate Tables document below.

Appendix F contains the prescriptive limits for flight time, flight duty period, duty period and rest period limitations for aircraft crew members, which shall be complied with.

The Index document below will assist in locating paragraphs in the requirements.

Text in red indicates the significant additions and changes. Some other editorial corrections have also been made, although these have not been highlighted.