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#casa annual report 2017

The #casa annual report 2017 released in late October 2017 is interesting from the start and the letter by Jeff Boyd to the Minister.

It was dated the 12/9/2017 with a copy to Mike MrDak.

Problem is MrDak left Department on the 7th September 2017, some five (5) days earlier.

LETTER TO THE MINISTER
CHAIR – CASA BOARD
Trim Ref: EF09/23970
12 September 2017

The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Minister

On behalf of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), I present to you the Annual Report for the reporting year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Civil Aviation Act 1988; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act); the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014; and other relevant legislation.
The report is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of CASA, which is responsible under section 46 of the PGPA Act for presenting an annual report to you, for presentation to the Parliament, on CASA’s activities during the period.

Yours sincerely
Jeff Boyd
Chair
CASA Board
cc Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure a

cc Mr Mike Mrdak, Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Well done Jeff, you can’t even get your paperwork correct. just another “…finger-up…” at the #aviation industry that Boyd and the Board purport to represent!

If this were a pilot or engineer [which jeff Boyd actually is], the statutory fine would be $10,500 due to a 50 penalty point (from 1/7/2017) [….previously, $9000] infringement of 61.345 3(a):

61.345 Personal logbooks—pilots

(1) A person who holds a pilot licence, or a certificate of validation of an overseas flight crew licence that is equivalent to a pilot licence, commits an offence if the person does not keep a personal logbook in accordance with this regulation.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

(3) The person must, as soon as practicable after completing each flight, record the following information in the person’s logbook for the flight:
(a) the date the flight began;
(b) the type of aircraft;
(c) whether it was a single-engine or multi-engine aircraft;
(d) the aircraft’s nationality and registration marks;

The Colmar Brunton report again has been, like 2016, ignored by #casa.

A completely independent report such as the #colmarbrunton report is the only way to assess the #aviation industry and the taking of a straw poll shows neglible improvement at the “…coal face…”.


From the #casa annual report, #casa is allowed to “…self report….”

In accordance with the Regulator Performance Framework, CASA prepared a self-assessment report on its performance for 2015–16 in
December 2016. The report was provided to the panel for review before it was submitted to the Minister. Although CASA’s self-assessment
report used a combination of quantitative and qualitative metrics, the panel felt that CASA placed a disproportionate emphasis on the successful completion of initiatives as outlined in its corporate plan.

As part of its self-assessment appraisal of performance for 2016–17, CASA will take into account the panel’s feedback and review the
weighting attributed to metrics. The panel will provide feedback in relation to the six mandatory KPIs of the Regulator Performance Framework later in 2017.

CASA will provide its 2016–17 self-assessment report to the Minister separately from this annual report.

The following list the #casa “Key objectives and challenges”:

Key achievements:

  1. The implementation of a new version of CASA’s medical records system resulted in a significant service delivery improvement and a
    considerable reduction in data entry effort by medical examiners.
  2. Workshops on Implementing CASA’s Regulatory Philosophy were conducted in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  3. A high-level strategic approach to the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) into Australian airspace was approvedfor implementation by the CASA Board.
  4. CASA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) successfully negotiated arrangements for CASA to obtain IATA Operational Safety Audit reports on foreign air carriers operating into Australia, augmenting existing audit and surveillance mechanisms.
  5. Australia and the United States completed an amendment and addendum to the treaty-level Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) in March 2017. The amendment and addendum provide significant financial benefits to the design and manufacturing sectors of the Australian aviation industry.
  6. A Working Arrangement between CASA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was signed in January 2017, formalising CASA’s participation in the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft ramp inspection data-sharing program

Challenges
The challenge of maintaining and enhancing a fair, effective and efficient aviation safety regulatory system revolves around the understanding and balancing of many competing interests, methods and philosophies.

CASA has embraced these challenges by:

  1. collaborating with interested parties in a meaningful way, particularly through the new stakeholder engagement framework reviewing service systems throughout the organisation to enhance their responsiveness to client needs
  2. progressing the embodiment of our Regulatory Philosophy in the culture of the organisation.

If this is the best #casa can do following the #colmarbrunton drubbing [Remember, nothing said in the 2016 annual report] #aviation is in deep problems.

#casa expectations by Minister Chester demonstrates his lack of #aviation knowledge

A finger up to the #aviation industry and definitely:  More to follow