This page provides guidance and further information to assist the applicant in understanding Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) 139 – Aerodrome regulations regarding operating aerodromes and shipborne heliports which do not require authority certification.

The DASR 139 - Aerodromes does not apply to non-certified aerodromes. However the underlying principles in the regulation and the DASDRM Section 6 Standards may guide the Environmental Commander responsible for a non-certified aerodrome to ensure that the aerodrome equipment, systems and installations support the safe and effective provision of service to aircraft and personnel when required to use the aerodrome.

If throughout the life of the aerodrome the design or operating intent change, the aerodrome may warrant certification and assurance under the DASR 139 - Aerodromes. Those responsible for operating / managing the aerodrome should contact DASA for guidance if any such changes (e.g. major design changes) occur.

What We Do

The DASA may provide information for Command to understand the regulations and standards which may be applicable for non-Certified aerodromes.

The DASA makes determination if an Aerodrome requires certification based on a set of criteria for Defence operations. The list of Certified aerodromes can be found at the DASA Intranet page.

How Do I Apply?

There is no applications regarding non-certified aerodromes.

I Want To Learn More…

If you want to learn more about DASR 139 - Aerodromes and the relationship to non-certified aerodromes, please consult the DASR 139 (Aerodrome) Regulations at DASR 139 Aerodromes and the following resources:

Guidance Material


If you have questions about this topic please contact

For DASR queries please submit a DASR Query Form (DQF) Form 110 

Related Content

DASA Web Page DASR 139 (Aerodromes)
DASA Web Page Certified Aerodrome Determinations
Defence Aviation Safety Design Requirements Manual Section 6