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McCormick finishes at CASA as Chief – Is this history repeating??

For the books:

 

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE Written by Tom Ballantyne Thursday 1 February 2001 Blunder puts pressure on Australia’s safety bodies

Australia’s air safety regime is in political and operational crisis in the aftermath of an embarrassing maintenance blunder by major operator Ansett Australia and widespread complaints about the safety regulator, […]

AMROBA calls on Minister to review DAS selection process

AMROBA calls on Minister to review DAS selection process, which has been based on the previously flawed selection processes. The industry cannot see another DAS who fails to connect with the Australian aviation industry.

All through the ASRR led competently by David Forsyth, the industry has flagged the “..corrosive relationship..” of CASA with the industry.

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CASA upsets Angel Flight – Who’s next??

Angel Flight has released the following to those who operate as pilots and general supporters.

Angel Flight did not have a public submission to the ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review] by David Forsyth. Maybe this is another group who were concerned about how CASA would deal with them if they made their views public.

And […]

Critical CASA proposal on Fuel and Alternate requirements

A critical project such as this only has a four week consultative period from 14th August 2014 to 12 September 2014.

This is such that industry gets inadequate comment time.

Another part 61 debacle?? or just a fluff to the Senate??

 

Project OS 09/13 – Fuel and Alternate requirements Issue

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CASA finally come up with a full list of AC’s – legislative responsibility??

CASA has been very slow, which forms the basis of most complaints by industry and the serious deficiencies that have been lodged by numerous people and clearly enunciated by the ASRR [Forsyth Report] and directly to the Minister.

Organisations such as the agricultural groups are particularly vocal on the CASA deficiencies – Phil Hurst is […]

Senator Fawcett questions – Still not answered – Where is the Archerfield case??

RURAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE Estimates (supplementary) TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2011 The Department

Senator FAWCETT: Gentlemen, a number of individuals and aviation associations have criticised—in fact, some have condemned in quite strong words—both the minister and the department for their handling of the issues around commercial development on Bankstown and Archerfield airports.

I would […]

Vale MacArthur Job – Job well done

It was Macarthur Job who was introduced to me as an aspiring pilot, in the paper copy of the “Crash Comics”.

Thankyou for your well written articles.

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George Macarthur Job, a safety pioneer who wrote the book The Australian August 08, 2014 12:00AM Print Save for later Steve Creedy Aviation Editor Sydney https://plus.google.com/107158623429005505864

CASA and Part 61 – again McCormick attacks Aviation industry for “failing to understand”

That the DAS [Director of Aviation Safety], John McCormick goes to this extent to deal with proper critisism, shows the Industry is in fact not being listened to in the pervasive and divisive changes CASA is making to the aviation working environment.

John McCormick made comment in the February 2014 “CASA Briefing”:

“I am […]

Paul Tyrell raises concerns on aviations future – Minister Truss – Aviation awaits a proper reply

Paul Tyrell raises concerns on aviations future in an article on Aviation in the current HIA magazine. It is a worthy read and demonstrates the importance of the current Forsyth review – the ASRR [Aviation Safety Regulatory Review].

The review attracted over 260 submissions, with over 30% of them being confidential, which is maybe a […]

Is CASA ready to act?? – AWU asks the question of Minister Truss and the regulator

Is CASA ready to act??

The latest call for the Government [and it’s ‘watchdog” – CASA] to get it’s act in order comes from the AWU.

Secretary Tony Sheldon says that:

“Since MH17, we’ve seen government inaction, airline inaction and watchdog inaction.”

 

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Govt failing to act on safer skies: union AAP August 07, […]

Truss announces MH370 survey deep water contractor – Fugro

Warren Truss announced this morning [6th August 2014] Fugro Survey was nominated, together with the Chinese and Malaysian Navy being also involved. These organisations have mapped the sea floor, which will be used in the towed sonar search. [Previous statement]

Contract is to search for and to map a located debris field.

Fugro are using […]

Part 61 called unworkable – CASA called to account

The new Part 61 called unworkable by the Helicopter industry secretary, Rob Rich.

The Helicopter industry has CASA called to account through the Minister.

The letter to Minister Truss says in part “… Never in this time have I seen such turmoil and mistrust in the Regulator.”

This brings the real problems with the industry […]