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#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

#AMROBA continues it’s call for proper regulation by #casa

Until it gets what it wants, #AMROBA will continue this campaign, with growing support across the aviation industry.

That Darren Chester, in his speech/ address, did little to endear the group in his attitude. Maybe too many “smart” advisors??

May 6, Meet the Nationals

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 465

Edgecliff NSW 2027


May 6th 2016 meeting with DPM Joyce, Minister Darren Chester & CASA Chairman Jeff Boyd.

A regulatory nightmare that has forced an entire industry into collapse and thousands of hard working men and women into bankruptcy.

For too long, the Australian aviation industry has been disenfranchised the right to economic prosperity through failed policy and excess regulation and compliance costs.  We are an industry failed by political rhetoric and empty promises by the Labor, Liberal and The Nationals alike.

Our industry has been pushed to the wall, lives destroyed, families broken, retirements ruined and homes lost.

A prosperous future for aviation in this country can only be assured through a regulatory framework that is balanced, fair and representative of the needs and aspirations of industry itself.  Most importantly, it must be accountable to industry, the people it is there to serve.

I am calling on each and every aviation participant that cares for this industry to show their support and attend. We can no longer afford to sit back and watch the destruction of our industry.  Stand with us as we call on government to take action.

Help send Canberra a clear message.

The Only Outcome Acceptable TodayThe Government must:

  • Direct the adoption of the USA aviation regulatory system for general aviation; and
  • Promulgate those requirements, within two years, as Aviation Safety Standards under Sec 9 (1)(c) of the Civil Aviation Act; and
  • Any proposed change to an Aviation Safety Standard, by industry or CASA, based on a USA requirement must have aviation industry sector(s) consensus; and
  • Amend all associated regulations to support the above promulgated Aviation Safety Standards as recommended in the ASRR Report.

The 1996 Morris Report that created CASA, changed its functions that CASA staff since then have not met their obligation under the Act.

Those accountable for the current unworkable system must be held responsible.

Civil Aviation Act


aviation safety standards” means standards relating to the following:

  • the flight crews engaged in operations of aircraft;
  • the design, construction, maintenance, operation and use of aircraft and related equipment;
  • the planning, construction, establishment, operation and use of aerodromes;
  • the establishment and use of airspace;
  • the planning, construction, establishment, maintenance, operation and use of:
  • services and facilities of the kind covered by paragraph 8(1)(a) of the Air Services Act 1995; and

(iii) services of the kind referred to in paragraph 6(1)(b) of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 to the extent that those services use aircraft; 

and any construction associated with those facilities or services;

  • the personnel engaged in:
  • the maintenance of aircraft and related equipment; or
  •  (ii)   anything referred to in paragraph (c) or (e).

Simplified Aviation Regulatory Structure

Aviation Safety Standards (Sec 9(1)(c ) based on:

  • International Aviation Safety Standards (ICAO SARPS)
  • Harmonised with FARs for GA, EASR for major airlines (same as NZ)

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations

  • Division 1, “head of power” for Aviation Safety Standards
  • Division 2 Enforcement of real criminal offences, not just standards

The Morris Inquiry introduced Aviation Safety Standards to take the place of CAOs, etc. promulgated by CASA. By stealth, CASA has recreated CAOs in the form of MoS – this is what the Morris report recommended against – another government review recommendation ignored.

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