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#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 Edwards, that CASA as the safety regulator had reached an understanding with Airservices, the government body which runs the country’s air traffic control and navigation system, for exemptions to a mandate requiring the installation of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system.

In my view:

Situation normal, this is just a tip of iceberg story.
The decline of General Aviation is due to the dysfunctional and self serving bureaucratic systems of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (#CASA) and Airservices Australia (#ASA).
The rot set in when, many years ago, the Commonwealth decided to distance itself from potential problems by creating these separate statutory ‘government’ business units. It was thought that the Government would also save taxpayer money by instituting ‘user pays’.
This abrogation of Ministerial responsibility, and the attempt to save taxpayer dollars have been dismal failures of the worst kind. 

Mr. Edwards has been brave enough to come forward and state his case, he is to be congratulated. He treads where few others dare, the draconian powers of CASA are, in most cases, more than enough to silence criticism.

Too bad Australia, Canberra rules supreme, your taxes are wasted and a whole industry is down the drain, a shadow of what it should be.”


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