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Red Tape reduction by CASA

Red Tape reduction by CASA

What an amazing article by CASA [in full below]

We have spoken [the aviation industry], using an independent umpire in the David Forsyth and the ASRR.

CASA need to listen to the Aviation Industry and act now, without attempts to divert the umpire’s decision.

The industry doesn’t need to give […]

April missive – CASA

April missive – CASA

The industry has been hoping for a definitive words of dealing with the long entrenched problems that abound in the internals of CASA.

This missive from Mr. Skidmore does not auger well for the future.

There are a lot of issues out there, to which industry [or reports such as the […]

Bankstown Airport – Flooding Events

Bankstown Airport – Flooding Events

This 1986 image [annotated below comments] Have We Forgotten About Flooding on the Georges River , shows Bankstown Airport in the right rear of the image, with the N-S runway and three E-W runways visible.

There is substantial flooding on the site, hence any fill dumped to the south […]

Bartsch CV

Bartsch CV

This is background of Bartch – ex-#CASA, now Board of REX [#PelAir owner]

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Moorebank Intermodal – Is this another Bankstown Airport??

Moorebank Intermodal – Is this another Bankstown Airport??

Given the information flowing around Bankstown, Archerfield and Moorabbin airports, after these were leased, with the proviso that aviation would be the prime use, a series of issues has arisen. These seem to point at the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio, which has been responsible for […]

Legal links in #CASA

Legal links in #CASA

There are numerous links between people in CASA and those who take a pivotal role in protecting the internal happenings. This is to be expected in a far-reaching organisation that is tasked as CASA.

The problem is when the aviation community become concerned that information is being improperly used and they […]

Ombudsman hits CASA over inaction on Coroner’s Courts

Ombudsman hits CASA over inaction on Coroner’s Courts

Over the past three years, there has been a continuing pressure on the way CASA interacts with the Coroners Courts.

This pressure goes from just plain avoidance by the regulator to abject refusal to deal with the Coronial outcomes and deal with the safety matters arising from […]

Coroners Inquiries, Harvey, CASA + ATSB

Harvey, Coroners Inquiries + ATSB [Document as shown below – includes further data]

The following gives a list of Coroners Inquiries and the original data, with a followup of those involved:

Coroners Inquiries 1. Toowoomba: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/86711/cif-duckett-ab-johnson-bw-hughes-aj-thompson-ka-20070809.pdf 2. WillowBank: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/86726/cif-willowbank-aircrash-20081124.pdf 3. Mareeba Microlight: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/86786/cif-scholl-ph-20090127.pdf 4. Hamilton Island Fuel selector: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/86640/cif-hamilton-isl-bowles-m-j-s-k-morris-a-legallo-ca-20060907.pdf 5. Lockhart River: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/86682/cif-lockhart-river-aircrash-20070817.pdf 6. Gunpowder […]

Senate Estimates – May 2015

Senate Estimates – May 2015

The current advertised times as of 9th April 2015 are below:

Group A*: Monday, 25 May to Thursday, 28 May 2015 and, if required, Friday, 29 May 2015+

Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Rural and Regional Affairs and […]

CASA’s March Missive

CASA’s March Missive

I address these comments to you Mr. Skidmore.

In the March missive, you say:

“………. in 2014 we refused 102 applications out of 25,855 and in the second half of the year there were 13 official complaints…….” This is around 13% of the refusals Mr. Skidmore and doubtless, many phoned the organisation […]

Skidmore talks to the police

Skidmore talks to the police

At a conference in Melbourne, Mark Skidmore [published 18th March 2015] said:

Transcript

1. Governing the use of RPAs – safety and regulation Mark Skidmore, Director of Aviation Safety 2. Broader use of Drones/ RPAs Global Hawk Heron Scan Eagle Quadcopter 3. RPAS as a policing tool 4. CASA’s […]

#CASA, #PelAir and the #ATSB

#CASA, #PelAir and the #ATSB

Blatant disregard of ATSB by CASA

With the loss of Bernie Curall on 27th February 2015, a history lesson needs to made as to the Lockhart River tragedy.

Recent research shows that there are still unanswered questions surrounding the crash and untold issues leading up to the May […]

AMROBA puts CASA and Minister on Notice

Ken Cannane says in the current AMROBA newsletter, in part:

CASA has no option but to task the new Subcommittees with meeting the government’s “Red Tape Reduction” and “The Australian Guide to Regulation”. Firstly, AMROBA is fully supportive of the government’s initiative to minimise regulatory impost. If you look closely at many regulations they are […]

Andrew Wilkie 12.04 ABC-24 3rd March 2015 + John Sharp

Andrew Wilkie 12.04 ABC-24 3rd March 2015

John Sharp walks through the background [Pamela Phillips] during the interview.

Why was John Sharp at Parliament House??

and Who is John Sharp??

 

John Sharp is as follows:

The Hon. John Sharp Deputy Chairman & Independent Director

The Honourable John Sharp, originally from a farming […]

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA not supported by aviation industry

CASA has not been supported by the aviation industry as it goes about an expensive and poorly directed “reform process”. Industry has sent numerous messages to the Minister, Heads of Departments and CASA itself without any indication of change of direction. The most obvious recent “fail to change” is […]