The following has been released today by CASA:
CASA @CASABriefing 5h
The following shows the outside legal people used by CASA in 2013 [from the annual report – 2013]:
So, Mr. Harvey got at least 40% of the outside work [including the Government Solicitor] – the more real data would exclude the Government Solicitor and then Mr. Harvey turns up with at least […]
Released on the last day possible in october 2013, the CASA annual report is difficult to follow and detail out some of the interesting statistics for the industry.
There has been little scrutiny of it at all.
The following show the dependence on the industry [when you combine the “sale of goods] and the excise […]
The following is a part take from Ken Cannane’s well written letter to Minister Truss. This sets out some of the important areas that need to be canvassed in fixing the “CASA mess”:
The manner in which CASA interacts with aviation businesses. a. Currently, the interaction between CASA and the industry is not conducive to […]
The following was released by CASA today [26th November 2013].
It amply demonstrates the contempt CASA has for the industry and how it is avoiding the issues raised by the pelAir inquiry, the failure for Minister Albanese to answer the Senate when given the report on 5th June 2013, some 2 months before Parliament was […]
The Helicopter industry is furious that CASA can’t get it right. The following advice to members was released in the November Newsletter:
Australian Helicopter Industry Association Limited
PO Box 1796 Carindale Qld 4152 Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 415 641 774
Sky Sentinel and it’s role in CASA [from the 18th November 2013 Senate estimates and Hansard]:
Senator XENOPHON: I want to ask some questions on Sky Sentinel—
CHAIR: How many more minutes do you need?
Senator XENOPHON: Three or four. I think there is a technical aspect. I just want to refer to some correspondence—whether […]
1. The first reference is dated 1997
1. Aviation Safety Letter 3/1997 TP 185 Table of Contents Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award
Donald Spruston, Director General of Civil Aviation and Ronald Jackson, Assistant Deputy Minister of Safety and Security.
Donald Spruston of Ottawa is the recipient of the ninth annual Transport […]
The following was reported in the last SCC minutes:
Delays being experienced for flight crew medical renewals
Gavin Turner (QLD Government Air Wing) reported that he had raised this item because pilots within his organisation had experienced significant delays getting their Class 1 medicals renewed, and that he himself had had to operate on […]
Has CASA represented Industry in Regulatory change – Part 61 debacle??
The 2012 SCC meeting was:
SCC Meeting Date: Wednesday, 4 July 2012 Time: 1030-1600 Location: Southern Cross Club, Woden ACT
The last meeting that was reported was as above, but the 2013 minutes from the meeting below are not published.
Where are they??
The released ATSB report – into the sad crash at Maree of the ABC helicopter, says that from departure to impact was just 171 seconds.
I believe the following twitter released by CASA on 22nd November 2013 is in extremely poor taste.
CASA @CASABriefing 22 Nov
From the November 18th 2013 Senate Esimates [Hansard]:
Movement of CASA from Bankstown to the City:
Senator FAWCETT: Mr McCormick, can I take you back to a discussion we had a couple of estimates ago regarding Bankstown and the move of your staff from Bankstown into Sydney CBD. Can you update me on where […]
Important meeting hosted by AMROBA [well done Ken]:
AMROBA – AGENDA
MOORABBIN AVIATION INDUSTRY MEETING DECEMBER 13, 2013
Location: Moorabbin Airport 1000 – 1500
Invited: Maintenance Organisations, Operators and Licence Holders
Host: Aviation Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Business Association, inc.
Purpose: Discuss Issues, Government Aviation Policy & Future Effect on Aviation
Contact: Linton Hayres. […]
The following is from the 2010 CASA SCC committee [Standards Sub-committee Industry], which is the prime organisation that purports by CASA to represent industry views.
The data below shows 49 “Industry” to be “represented” with 27 from CASA and 6 from related Government organisations. However, there were only 27 from “Industry” present.
That gives a […]
Does this mean that CASA has finally got the message the industry does just not want this poorly constructed “reform”, which results in [Part 61] 138 places that a pilot can become a criminal??
This is the SCC Meeting of Wednesday, 4 July 2012 notes:
4.7 Licensing Suite of CASRs
Mike Juelg (CASA) commenced […]
I found the followng, which quotes the Senate estimates on 18th November 2013, and I remember that “Albo” dodged a reporter from Prime TV who didn’t get an answer about this subject.
The following answer identified the “Albo” had the report from CASA and ATSB [and the department] by 5th June 2013, a full two […]
The following is from senate estimates on 18th November 2013:
Part 145 [Engineering Services]:
Senator FAWCETT: On engineering services, part 145, I have had feedback from a number of companies that since we have gone down the CASA part 145 route a number of countries in the region, led by Singapore, but now I think […]
The following are the breakup of the matters discussed in the Senate hearing from Hansard:
and a compilation into the below by page:
General Department of Transport: 2 Civil Aviation Safety Authority 3 Barrier Aviation: 5 Colour Vision: 10 Part 145 [Engineering Services]: 12 Movement of CASA from Bankstown to the City: 15 FRMS – […]
This is the entire Barrier references from Monday:
Senator FAWCETT: There are a few issues I would like to cover off on. First, can you give us an update on what is happening with Barrier Aviation. It is some months now, I understand, since they were given a ‘show cause’ and ceased operating. […]
The following gives a summary of the Senate hearings that were on this week regarding PelAir.
From Hansard for 18th November 2013
Quote: Senator LINES: I realise that you cannot necessarily provide us with details about briefings and submissions to ministers but I am interested in what has been provided to ministers.
Mr Mrdak: The […]
18th Nov 2013, 16:59 #21 (permalink) Paragraph377 Join Date: Oct 2013 Location: New Zealand Age: 61 Posts: 71 Possible starting point for new CAsA governance? It has probably been covered but the following needs to be included in the body of any charter, wording, statement or framework made by CAsA or the Government. As […]
A most interesing time in the Senate committee process today.
All the pressure from Senator’s Heffernan, Xenophon and Fawcett directed at the proposition:
“Did CASA give a report [on PelAir response] to the Minister”
John McCormick says “I gave it to the Department!”
“It’s not my responsibility!!”
Now the admission by Mike Mrdac:
“It went […]
Aviation and Airports questions in the Senate
BK closed end October 2013 due winds
What is department going to do about rectifying this.
Mrdac – Answers that not going to do anything about this.
Relies on Bankstown Master Plan.
Landfill in floodplain area RWY 29
Sen. Heffernan asks for […]
ATSB + Colour Vision:
Any investigations on colour deficiencies [none]
Relationship [CFIT] at Hamilton Island
Says part 133 almost ready [and by inference, problem goes away] and questions CASA’s intention.
2004 – reccomendation made at that time
What is the definition as a passenger carrying operation.
Dolan attempts to define charter […]
Approval process – Part 145:
Senator Fawcett has put a series of very serious concerns to CASA and the lack of standardisation of people giving approvals, especially Part 145 and slowness.
He asked why CASA were so severe on Barrier Aviation. General Counsel, Anastasi denied that CASA were not responsible for the delays. […]
The following is a summary by pprune of the sad loss of the ABC reporters and the AS355 at MArre over 2 years ago. ATSB takes, as Phillipa McDonald says, over 2 years and 3months later.
Posted Thu 14 Nov 2013, 12:22pm AEDT
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found that spatial […]
The following are the terms of reference for the regulatory review, released by Minister Truss:
Aviation Safety Regulation Review [ASRR] Terms of Reference
The principal objectives of the review are to investigate:
the structures, effectiveness and processes of all agencies involved in aviation safety; the relationship and interaction of those agencies with […]
The following speech was given in parliament this week and confirms the real importance of aviation in Australia and why the currect regulatory “reform” process must be stopped and either the US-FAA regs or the NZ-CAA Regs be introduced immediately:
Senate debates Thursday, 14 November 2013
Adjournment – Aviation
David Fawcett (SA, Liberal […]
The following has just popped up [1.01PM 15th November 2013]:
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has published the following urgent Airworthiness Directive:
PZL M18 Dromader Series Aeroplanes
AD/PZL/5 Amdt 1 – Centre Wing to Outboard Wing Attachment Joints
This, and other Airworthiness Directives can be viewed at:
The following was released today:
ATSB Report on ABC Chopper released this morning
ATSB releases final report into chopper crash which killed ABC crew at Lake Eyre By Philippa McDonald
Updated 14 minutes ago
Photo: (Left to right) John Bean, Gary Ticehurst, and Paul Lockyer at Lake Eyre in June 2010. (ABC News) External […]