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AirServices – #ASA CEO – Staib gone

AirServices – #ASA CEO gone

The CEO has been under extreme pressure for the past month and the announcement today signals that the “flak” was too great.

I witnessed Ms Staib being grilled by the Senate estimates committee and in the harsh light of day and who was not faring well at all.

There have […]

Air Services Manager – fraud

Air Services Manager – fraud [July 26th, 2015]

Why did Air Services fail to find the “fake” documents used to apply for his senior manager’s position??

The history of this is listed below and no press report could be found of the individuals initial arrest, nor a statement by #ASA.

There is a basic […]

#ASA Air Services manager commits fraud – jailed

#ASA Air Services manager commits fraud – jailed

After having watched the Senate Aviation committee “grill” Ms Staib over missing money, with few or slow answers, it does not surprise me that they employed a person who had “faked an application”

It would later emerge that even his job, a senior executive service level two, […]

The phoenix, McCormick arises

The phoenix, McCormick arises

McCormick arises again, to protect his position, when in #casa. What occurred is now fortuitously explained, following McCormick’s hurried exit from #casa in 2014.

It certainly was not important enough in 2014 and before, for McCormick to draw the attention of the aviation industry to this dangerous and extremely poor situation […]

ADS-B – How do we fix this up??

ADS-B – How do we fix this up??

The article below is a way forward and should have been the type of proposal that #casa should be working on as a proper response to #ozaviation concerns.

Another ball for Jeff Boyd.

20th Jul 2015, 09:09 #413 (permalink) CaptainMidnight Join Date: Dec 2000 Posts: 713 […]

Corporate “governance” in #CASA – July 2015

Corporate “governance” in #CASA

As at 20th July 2015, the following is directly from the #casa web-page.

As we well know, there have been some major changes to the Board, with Jeff Boyd being appointed, Alan Hawkes leaving, but #casa has not reported this yet.

We know that the following have departed:

John McCormick from […]

Goulburn Airport features in a risky advertisement

Goulburn Airport features in a risky advertisement

The latest Budget Direct advertisement, which shows a close encounter of the aviation kind demonstrates the lack of care of the operator.

Captain Risky’s Close Call – Budget Direct

John Ferrara, who gained control of the airport, despite a vocal local group of aviators who supported Goulburn […]

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Is there any hope for a good AVMED assessment??

Navarthe has gone from AVMED and the ridiculously expensive AAT CVD case has been lost, together with the reversal of a series of AVMED – Navarthe decisions. There is a call for all those who have been affected to give their case. This continued with Dr. […]

#CASA CEO misleads the aviation industry

#CASA CEO misleads the aviation industry

In the Edwards issues, where #CASA was to deal with the matter in the following manner, demonstrates how #CASA and it’s previous CEO [McCormick have failed industry:

Documents obtained by The Australian show that two years ago, the then head of CASA, John McCormick, told one charter ¬≠operator, Brad […]

Mareeba Wind turbines

Mareeba Wind turbines

The following report into the effects is of interest to aviation people and how effects are just buried with little or no comment, particularly if the effect may be negative on the proposal.

Aviation effects at Mareeba

The Company detailed to do the study was Lambert & Rehbein Aeronautical Assessment, who are […]

Ministerial effect on the community – Negative impact on aviation

Ministerial effect on the community – Negative impact on aviation

Good article Paul [below], although with respect it is simplistic to blame the ‘political’ class for our inability to pursue reforms. After all we are all part of the ‘class’, and for that matter it could be argued that the fourth estate should wear a […]

ADS-B Change process speeds and cost drops

ADS-B Change process speeds and cost drops

The cost continues to drop, which questions why #casa should not place a moratorium on the mandated use of ADS-B.

Garmin has released new equipment, which in part:

“…which meets the TSO performance requirements set forth by the FAA…”

Waiting sometimes works – an appeal to the CASA […]

Dick Smith nails #CASA industry “embuggerance” –

Dick Smith nails #CASA industry “embuggerance”

That #CASA is causing the aviation industry serious excess costs due to a misplaced regulatory change is well known by the industry.

The David Forsyth #ASRR inquiry certainly focused on where #CASA and #ATSB were going wrong in his report and that there needed to be major changes.

In […]

#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

#ASA now refusing to answer questions by The Australian

Questions, which are a proper part of the transference of information and cooperation that should exist in aviation. This cooperation must exist in order that a joint improvement is made to aviation, rather than one-sided approaches.

The Airservices media unit refused to provide any information or […]

VIPA has more to say in escalating war between users and providers

VIPA has more to say in escalating war between users and providers

The escalating row is continuing between #ASA and user groups, with the Virgin Pilot’s group the latest to weigh into the argument.

VIPA [Virgin Independ¬≠ent Pilots Association], mounted a very carefully worded submission to David Forsyth’s ASRR, which was followed by support for […]

Airservices [#ASA] Angus Houston fires up “a discrepancy”

Airservices [#ASA] Angus Houston fires up “a discrepancy”

The blame game continues, when the “Quango’s” do not want to be caught out in what they say and what gives a truly effective and ultimately safe outcome for aviation.

The recent articles in the Australian take us to the long-term concerns of Dick Smith, which in […]

May missive by Skidmore

May missive by Skidmore

Skidmore continues to explain away how CASA can improve.

“…fully accept CASA can make improvements in both the way regulations are developed and implemented. We do start with the intention to make new regulations…”

That of course is not what is occurring, evidence Part 61 mess and the numerous “…exemptions…”

“….more […]

June Missive by Skidmore places onus away from CASA

June 2015 Missive by Skidmore

A short read of this shows CASA is still going the way of “…we know best, if you think differently, you must prove it to us…”.

This means there is the opportunity for people in the aviation community to show CASA how the right safety outcomes under the regulations can […]

Part 61 problems identified with some resolution by #CASA

Part 61 problems identified with some resolution by #CASA

The press release of the AHIA [Australian Helicopter Industry Association] deserves a read and the release is produced below in full.

The more cynical among us would wonder why this took so long to get some resolution. It still is a long way from completion, with […]

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

At long last, a major step forward to properly start and correct the wobbly flight path of #CASA and #ASA [AirServices] has commenced as Jeff Boyd takes control of the #CASA Board and starts to give proper direction to #CASA over serious air-space issues.

The partial spark is certainly […]

Jeff Griffith from the US talks to GA in Australia about air traffic issues

Jeff Griffith from the US talks to GA in Australia about air traffic issues

Jeff has been brought to Australia to expose the serious issues surrounding airspace and the negative impacts that have been foisted on Australian aviation by #ASA and #CASA.

The meeting was quite well attended, although at very short notice. Jeff’s CV […]

Airservices union #ASA seek to reduce safety concerns of Dick Smith

Air-services union #ASA seek to reduce safety concerns of Dick Smith

The improvement of basic safety does not seem to be in the realm of the #ASA union – CivilAir. That the union has this type of view does not auger well for future relationships, particularly when the attitude over ADS-B is brought into the […]

#CASA behind the 8-ball and damages aviation industry

#CASA behind the 8-ball and damages aviation industry

Thursday’s expose by Ean Higgins again goes to the heart of what is serially wrong in #ozaviation and the regulator allows improper changes to go ahead.

Yes we do need to be up with the latest, but the cost of being at the “…pointy end…” is not […]

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Safety case for AirServices [#ASA] removal of NDB’s missing

Air Services, after the recent drubbing in the October 2014 Senate estimates, where a Board decision on removal of the Approach facility at Adelaide airport was made before a safety case was undertaken, demonstrates how out of touch ASA is with the aviation community.

There is […]

CVDPA Announcement – Pape and CASA

In conversations with Arthur Pape over a period of 20-years, I have found him to be a tireless advocate for proper and evidence based aviation medicine. This compares to CASA, which has a reliance on unproven “technical submissions” made without proper and deep peer review.

It seems that this malaise of CASA has struck again […]

Wind Turbines Preliminary Report

Wind Turbines Preliminary Report

The Senate wind turbines report has just been released, following public hearings and the seven recommendations include health research and a series of guidelines covering operation and approval.

The use of an Independent Expert Scientific Committee, is a step forward. The senate committee considered that this “Expert Scientific Committee” should consult […]