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CASA CEO does not seek new term – Industry – No Confidence – What about PelAir ???

The following was released today.

The question here is the “spin” in this release. Not good enough to basically thumb his nose at the industry – Mr. McCormick.

John – Remember:

  • PelAir – the injuries, the hidden reports, the Senate reccomendations;
  • The R44 debacle – the dead people by not bringing the AD forward;
  • Lockhart River – the hidden documents and legal obstusifucation;
  • John Quadrio – depending on a known criminal for evidence;
  • The AVmed fiasco – the 6 – beers-in-a-session testing

Need the industry go on???

What is allowed for here [in the Boards decision] is for John to pick another person in “His own image”

Come on Mr. Truss – Don’t be conned by this the ultimate spin.

The industry has no confidence in this Board decision.


Mr John McCormick Not Seeking Further Term…..

CASA Media Release – 14 February 2013

Director of Aviation Safety

The Chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Board, Dr Allan Hawke, has today announced that Mr John McCormick will not be seeking a further term of appointment as Director of Aviation Safety.

Mr McCormick has, however, agreed, to the Board’s request to stay on in the position until 31 August 2014.This will allow for an executive search process to fill the position and enable the Director to assist the Board’s initial consideration of the Government’s Independent Review of Aviation Safety Regulation scheduled to be completed around the end of May.
Mr McCormick’s leadership over the last five years has been the critical factor behind the significant improvements to Australia’s aviation safety regulatory regime and CASA’s performance. The aims he set out when taking up the position have been largely achieved, including:

  • refocussing CASA on regulation of aviation safety as its core activity;
  • improving CASA’s governance by restructuring it around functional lines;
  • ensuring CASA staff are properly trained and deployed through the Brisbane-based training school and establishment of the Central Region and satellite offices at Broome, Gove, Horn Island and Kununurra;
  • addressing emerging issues such as remotely piloted aircraft and Australia’s ageing aircraft;
  • completion of the major part of the modernisation of aviation safety standards in a most expeditious manner and the attendant improvements in industry performance through the regulatory reform program;
  • introduction of advanced air traffic navigation and surveillance equipment;
  • reform of CASA’s surveillance and safety management systems oversight; and
  • enhancement of air traffic services at major regional and capital city secondary airports.

These improvements [???????} have come at a time of increasing and more complex demands on CASA with major growth in Australia’s diversified aviation sectors and record numbers of domestic and international passengers flying in Australian skies.

Australia’s outstanding international reputation for aviation safety owes much to John McCormick’s stewardship and the reforms and initiatives undertaken on his watch.

Dr Hawke acknowledged that CASA had had to take significant regulatory action in relation to a few aviation operators, aircraft types and aircraft equipment over the last five years. Dr Hawke praised Mr McCormick’s key role in ensuring that these actions were taken by CASA to protect the travelling public and industry operators.

The Authority has also developed a more stable funding model under Mr McCormick’s direction to underpin sustainable and effective operations for CASA.

The Board has regarded it as a privilege to serve with John McCormick in the interests of “Safe Skies for All” and wishes him all the very best in his future endeavours.

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au
Ref: MR1214


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