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Aircraft crashes – Are they increasing??

Aircraft crashes – Are they increasing??

In light of Air Asia [and pprune], MH370 and MH17, I found the following, which demonstrates the current situation and the response by Company’s, pilots and other organisations.

We do want an industry with acceptable risks, but with todays social media, even a small indescretion is not missed and […]

Bartsch makes conflicted aviation statement

Bartsch makes conflicted aviation statement

Today [30th December 2014], Ron Bartsch made a statement on Nine News, which made comment in a role as an “…aviation consultant…” making comment on an aircraft entering the water in a stall.

As Bartsch is now a member of the AAT [Administrative Appeals Tribunal], comments such as this must […]

Does CASA properly use Instruments??

Repeal of Instruments and Instruments revoked

One of the problems an aviator has is the improper use of regulations/ instruments. This is a distinctly obvious problem of understanding by both CASA and the individual or business.

A question to be asked is do these CASA – made instruments expire or if they have not been […]

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts Published: 28th December 2014

The Senate AAI hearings, operating under the RRAT Committee, with the following who are members [see below], include Senators Glenn Sterle, Bill Heffernan, Nick Xenophon, Fiona Nash.

The current interest, in people who […]

Helicopters, ATSB, CASA and wire strikes

There have been numerous incidents over the past years – including.

Parkes; atsb – wirestrikes_20050055

An article in Thompsons [produced below] from 2007 gives some views as to the effects of these types of accidents:

Helicopter crashes report delayed

The Aust Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is still working on a report into wirestrikes – incidents […]

PelAir, responsibility and the ‘Law’

PelAir, responsibility and the ‘Law’ is still with us. The recent case against Parkes Shire and South West Helicopters is instructive.

This accident occurred in February 2006, with a final report filed by ATSB in August 2007

Particularly as to the situation of people travelling in aircraft in the work-place. Flight nurses spring to mind.

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Just a thought and a local ‘drop’

I hope all don’t think this is funny [with apologies to Nesbit]

Hope for aviation is still in the air – There is a lot of work still to be done.

Hope for aviation is still in the air – There is a lot of work still to be done.

The following appeared today and reminds us of what has been a good year in moving forward, but there is still much to be done to ensure aviation survives into the future.

We need to keep […]

PelAir finally reaches a review with ATSB of the badly investigated accident

PelAir finally reaches a review with ATSB, of the badly investigated accident, following:

Senate Inquiry – Starts October 2014, finishes February 2013

[Government Response to the PelAir Senate Inquiry [March 20th 2014]

Also See: PelAir Senate Inquiry

Senate Motion – Contempt – July 2014 [Senator Xenophon puts “Contempt of parliament” for consideration]

Canadian Review of […]

R22/ R44 matter goes on – Robinson manual found defective

Court of Appeal – FSA 2002 – pages 55-61 R22/ R44 matter goes on, – Robinson manual found defective, with the Court of Appeal in Brisbane awarding an up-held appeal by the McDermott’s.

The original matter was reported here earlier in 2014.

This goes back to 2004, where a retraining bold let go [Bolt-4] and […]

Obama and the US give a proper support to aviation

Obama and the US give a proper support to aviation [Obama’s release – below]:

“……….And on December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio, would write their own chapter in America’s long history of discovery and achievement.

After years of painstaking research and careful engineering, Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplished what was once […]

MH370 setback in search

The following was published today regarding the MH370 setback in search in the Australian.

 

Technical setback in MH370 search AAP December 17, 2014 10:59PM

A technical issue could set back the planned finish date for work in the main search zone for MH370. Source: AAP

A TECHNICAL problem could set back […]

monthly missive from CASA – December 2014

Monthly missive from CASA – December 2014

This is a very poor start for Mark Skidmore, who says little more than “……I will listen…”. The aviation industry/ community cannot wait any longer. The article refers to Jonathon Aleck’s address to the National Conference of the Australian Airports Association. It would be interesting to see if […]

Address by Jonathon Aleck – November 2014

Address by Jonathon Aleck – November 2014, which goes to the matter of ‘trust’.

The industry is clear – it does not trust the regulator.

The ASRR report by David Forsyth and the many submissions could not be clearer – No trust in the regulator and also the safety investigator.

There is no mention […]

Metal aeroplanes and the regulator in Australia

Metal aeroplanes and the regulator in Australia

In my travels through Australia, I passed through a small Riverina town, where there was a montage formed. The montage deserves some thought as I believe it can be seen to represent the parlous state of aviation in Australia.

Is the person, depicted with a shotgun, the local […]

History – FAA Audit of CASA in 2008

FAA Audit of CASA in 2008 – Not good news for CASA.

 

31st Aug 2011, 03:40 #1 (permalink) Sunfish Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: Melbourne, Australia Posts: 5,620 FAA Views On CASA – Via Wikileaks

Well well.

The FAA has some reservations about CASA.

A downgrade to “Category 2” was on the cards, which […]

History, CASA and ATSB on a slow news day!!

History takes us to a number of places.

The comment by Ben Sandilands deserves a further read.

3rd May 2012, 17:07 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 737 What does casa do???? Quote: From Section 9 of the CAA

CASA also has the following safety-related functions:

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Useful data on aircraft ownership/leases

Useful data on aircraft ownership/leases that a article by Dale Rayner in a browse recently found:

Ten things to know about leasing and financing aircraft in Australia Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Dale Rayner Australia December 4 2014

1| Registration of an Aircraft in Australia

Pursuant to the Civil Aviation Act, s20AA a person must […]

Who is the Director, International Standards, Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Who is:

Director, International Standards, Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Looks like a “Jamie Thompson” fills the bill. His talk as below, can be viewed here, but where has this person popped up??

 

 

jamie

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Peter Ilyk and CASA legal office

Peter Ilyk and CASA legal office: The way these people have moved, combined with the later 2008 submissions by Ilyk to the Seante committe is instructive.

Paul Phelan has summarised the matter recently.

The following submissions into the 2008 Senate hearing by Ilyk are instructive.

Administration of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and related […]

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report.

A read of the report, shows that the Canadian TSB consider that the report has not been undertaken with due care.

Is this the case from previous senate inquiries?

Answer is YES.

5th Dec 2014, 08:33 #2544 (permalink) Lookleft Join Date: Jul 2008 […]

Who is Mr Martin Dolan??

Who is Mr Martin Dolan?? and where has he been.

This is the man who will answer questions, but not from “Tendentious bloggers”!! [‘…writing calculated to promote a particular cause or viewpoint – having an underlying pupose…’]

There is a report by Ben Snadilands which indicates that Dolan is about to be “…asked to leave […]

Open letter by David Parsons about Winton, the Banks and a failure of the Government

 

This is a must read, written by David Pascoe.

David is Reg Pascoe’s son from Oakey Veterinary Hospital . The family is a high achieving family . Reg is a horse specialist and both David & John are horse specialists here ( David ) and in America ( John ) The three are well […]

Industry Consultative Council – meets in Canberra

Industry Consultative Council – meets in Canberra

New Consultative Council meets in Canberra

10 Dec 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has established the Aviation Industry Consultative Council (AICC) to provide the aviation sector with a direct voice to the Minister and the Australian Government.

Chairing the first […]

Is the aviation industry well served by it’s regulator and investigator in Australia

Is the aviation industry well served by it’s regulator and investigator?? in Australia.

The current review by David Forsyth [ASRR] certainly does not support this view and raises 37 recommendations as to how [and why] things should be fixed.

This is a long term direction for aviation.

The interference being run directly by the Department […]

Who is: Director, International Standards, Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The following was a press release of Rob Rich’s.

Australian nominated for ICAO Secretary General.

Mr John McCormick, recent past Director of Aviation Safety, CASA, has been nominated by the Australian Government for the position of ICAO Secretary General. This was announced during the ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar held 28 to 30 […]

Albanese reply to Truss/ MrDak ASRR response

The following is from Hansard as the reply by Albanese to the Truss ASRR release. Mr. Albanese does not “get-it”, with the concentration of the ex-minister being on local “noise”.

The industry response is instructive and the highlights below.

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (09:20): Can I begin by saying that it is good to […]

Industry responses to Truss ASRR announcement

The following is from pprune and is worth following up:

 

3rd Dec 2014, 18:23 #1590 (permalink) Sarcs Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Go west young man Posts: 1,605 Round the traps on ASRR Govt response.

AA online: Government backs bulk of ASRR recommendations

Oz Flying: Truss tables Government Response to Forsyth Report

Aviation Business: […]

CASA Board – Are these people going to properly look at the problems??

CASA Board – Are these people going to properly look at the problems??

The challenge is to ensure that the ASRR requirements are fully met and the Board is not diverted by the “words” of MrDak

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CASA Board appointments

Media Release WT250/2014 03 December 2014

Today the Australian Government announced three new appointments […]

Government responds to Aviation Safety Review

Here is the reponse, Truss has had his hand held here and who by??

MrDak??

However, the Report found that there were opportunities for improvement to ensure Australia remains a leading aviation State.

That’s not what David Forsyth said in May 2014. He was not at all concillatory about where CASA or ATSB were in […]