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casa sponsorship Does this help industry

The question is does this help or hinder aviation or place aviation in an un-enviable position as it can become compromised???

What is a reciprocal benefit?? Maybe not as proposed by CASA.

Or is this just further control over the industry??

Safety the key to sponsorship

CASA has updated its sponsorship policy, with the […]

casa crows on social media

A new thread on pprune:

Thread Tools Search this Thread 27th Sep 2013, 11:40 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 447 CASA crows about Social media The following from the current casa September missive crows about how it is using social media.I am sorry, but this […]

What did Senator Xenophon say about CASA and ATSB

There are some serious implications from the Senate report. Senator Xenophons comments are produced in full:

Additional Comments by Senator Nick Xenophon Who guards the guards themselves?

1.1 I would like to acknowledge the many submitters to this inquiry, and in particular the individuals who were involved in the incident itself. Their information and testimonies […]

Senate Update

Current Inquiry [Report catigating CASA and ATSB out May 2013]:

The current Senate inquiry into aviation, which continues on 28th February 2013 will delve further into the dubious relationships between the regulator [CASA] and the accident investigator [ATSB].

It will also delve into the “Chambers Report”, which appeared to be the “un-finished business of 15th […]

Aviation Policy

The aviation policy of Labor does not give a future to all aviation in Australia. The Minister [Albanese] is just not interested in fully interfacing with the industry, except at the “big end of town”.


N0t to reply to the PelAir inquiry is despicable May 24 2013 release and despite the Head of the […]

Senate Reply to PelAir

The latest is the ATSB referring it’s “Operation” to the TSB of Canada for a report.

This happened on 24th July 2013 in the Board meeting, that according to Dolan’s reply to the Senate was his response to the PelAir inquiry.


31st August 2013 Still no update on when a response to the senate […]