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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 […]

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 […]

CASA budget 2015 – What is revealed??

CASA budget 2015 – What is revealed??

The 2015-2016 budget papers have some serious hidden implications for aviation, with a continuation of the excise on avtur and avgas, an impost that on CASA figures [see budget papers below], that impacts aviation into the next four years by over $100m.

The impost is now into it’s […]

Wind Turbine Hearings

Wind Turbine Hearings

These were carried out over the past 24 hours, with a number of very interesting submissions made, which often demonstrate the limited nature and depth of the approval process. There are obvious vested interests represented.

There were a number of international submissions, particularly on physics – which advance the understanding of […]

History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale

History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale

There have been a series of objections to the operation/ sale/lease of the secondary airports for a number of years. Most of these objections go to the way management:

Has increased costs; Pushed out operators; Been difficult to deal with; Over used legal methods and Tried to […]

Does regulation improve air safety?? Australia falls behind the world

Does regulation improve air safety?? is a question that arises with the ructions that have been exposed in Australia in the past few years as the battle lines have been drawn by a relcalcitrant regulator – CASA.

The recent lengthy expose by Alianz, in company with the Embry-Riddle University in the US [Embry-Riddle concentrates […]

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts

Interest in the Senate Inquiries – the score – 1, 557, 381 views and 6, 364 posts Published: 28th December 2014

The Senate AAI hearings, operating under the RRAT Committee, with the following who are members [see below], include Senators Glenn Sterle, Bill Heffernan, Nick Xenophon, Fiona Nash.

The current interest, in people who […]

Hope for aviation is still in the air – There is a lot of work still to be done.

Hope for aviation is still in the air – There is a lot of work still to be done.

The following appeared today and reminds us of what has been a good year in moving forward, but there is still much to be done to ensure aviation survives into the future.

We need to keep […]

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report

Canadian TSB slams the ATSB of Australia for a poor report.

A read of the report, shows that the Canadian TSB consider that the report has not been undertaken with due care.

Is this the case from previous senate inquiries?

Answer is YES.

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Industry Consultative Council – meets in Canberra

Industry Consultative Council – meets in Canberra

New Consultative Council meets in Canberra

10 Dec 2014

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has established the Aviation Industry Consultative Council (AICC) to provide the aviation sector with a direct voice to the Minister and the Australian Government.

Chairing the first […]

Is the aviation industry well served by it’s regulator and investigator in Australia

Is the aviation industry well served by it’s regulator and investigator?? in Australia.

The current review by David Forsyth [ASRR] certainly does not support this view and raises 37 recommendations as to how [and why] things should be fixed.

This is a long term direction for aviation.

The interference being run directly by the Department […]

Albanese reply to Truss/ MrDak ASRR response

The following is from Hansard as the reply by Albanese to the Truss ASRR release. Mr. Albanese does not “get-it”, with the concentration of the ex-minister being on local “noise”.

The industry response is instructive and the highlights below.

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (09:20): Can I begin by saying that it is good to […]

Industry responses to Truss ASRR announcement

The following is from pprune and is worth following up:

 

3rd Dec 2014, 18:23 #1590 (permalink) Sarcs Join Date: Apr 2007 Location: Go west young man Posts: 1,605 Round the traps on ASRR Govt response.

AA online: Government backs bulk of ASRR recommendations

Oz Flying: Truss tables Government Response to Forsyth Report

Aviation Business: […]

Survey into how aviation in Australia regards the regulator – CASA

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLSQGSQ – Survey on how the industry regards the regulator. Please use link to undertake the survey.

A recent article on the directed CASA survey is discussed, comparing an ALEA survey 18 months ago.

http://vocasupport.com/has-casa-deluded-and-misused-the-september-2014-survey/

 

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Has CASA deluded and misused the September 2014 survey ?

Has CASA deluded and misused the September 2014 survey, of the “traveling public”?

In reading the Farqartson missive below, note the highlights.To use statements such as “Most Australians – 80 per cent“, is misleading in the utmost and the interpretations made by CASA [through the surveyer] cannot be at all relied on, when compared […]

Report by State Development Regional aviation services in NSW slams excessive regulation and impact on aviation

The release of the Standing Committee on State Development Regional aviation services has been released and the summary appears below.

This idicates the concern of the committe over the effect of the regulations and their changes [by the regulator – CASA and the effect on aviation].

This is specifically at Recommendation 1 and 8.

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Cairns to Canberra Caravan reaches the Capital for meetings

The caravan always had it’s objective to go to the Senate estimates and meet with senior CASA personell.

These objectives were met, with Senators Sterle and Heffernan coming to the group during a break. One member had met with Senator Heffernan in the past, but had not had the opportunity to meet Deputy […]

The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

The Caravan to Canberra from Cairns

 

 

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The pprune post that remains:

Thread Tools Search this Thread 27th Oct 2014, 17:47 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 764 The Cairns to Canberra Mission [Mark 2] In the aviation industry, we have […]

CASA lies again in “fobbing off” the truth

In spite of what Gibson claims below, in an interview with Mr Rudd tonight, Mr Rudd, tells me “There were three investigations into the “alleged illegal maintenance”.

These were:

The ICC, Michael Hart [He found that, the three CASA AirWorthiness Inspectors [namely Peter Larard, John Retzke and Ronald Clarke] “could not have seen what they […]

Dick Smith re-enters the fray – problems with AirServices [ASA]

I was travelling two weeks ago and Macca on Sunday had Dick Smith pointing out the problems with Part 61, and the substantial extra costs imposed on the industry. He also went to the confusion being foisted on the entire industry.

In the article by Steve Creedy, the matter is further developed.

Rob Rich of […]

CASA refuses to play ball with industry on Part 61

The findings of most people who comment on CASA proposals is rejection, refusal or just no response, so we should not be surprised by this.

In the US, a part 61 takes a few pages, but CASA is over 800 pages, plus an explanatory booklet about the same length.

Not on Mr. CASA.

 

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Terry calls the tune at CASA after the McComick departure.

The current monthly missive from CASA, which is fast on the heels of the departing McCormick, is by his “partner in crime”, Terry Farquarson.

Yes, Terry, the world has not fallen in, but the trust of the industry falls further.

You have the new ‘screamer” in the Angel Flight matter.

And in the Courier Mail, […]

Truss can’t direct CASA

I have seen reasons to be angry and this is it. Minister Truss says he can’t direct CASA.

This is a huge nonsense. Mr. Truss you have been told by the Senate, the Forsyth review and numerous other representations, by the industry as how CASA must be taken in hand and properly cleaned up.

Mr. […]

Aging Aircraft and Aging People

The following turned up in todays Australian – on-line and is worth a read!!

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A blokes’ guide to growing old gracefully MATTHEW PARRIS The Times September 12, 2014 12:00AM

As Richard Gere demonstrates, a good haircut can help. Source: Getty Images

LIZARD or toad? For a man past […]

Aviation effects of Wind Turbines

The following post on pprune, gives a list of issues that should be dealt with the regulator – CASA

Aviation effects of Wind Turbines, as below:

Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 687 RFS Operations If these are removed from Crookwell, having also serious flight time in the […]

Wind Turbines – Will these replace traditional sources?

An insightful report today on ABC- 2RN occurred this morning [11th September 2014], where a US expert posed the question:

Wind Turbines – Will these replace traditional sources?

In fact recently, with a couple of days of low wind conditions, the wind-turbines produced little power.

The impact on aviation remains and is being demonstrated in […]

Crookwell Wind Turbine Debacle – No presence of CASA

At a meeting in Crookwell on Monday 8th September 2014, there were serious objections raised to the Wind Turbines that had been built by the Gullen Range Wind Farm, which demonstrate the degree to which the constructor [and operator] have “thumbed their noses” at the actual approval.

Sixty-nine turbines were not placed in the correct […]

Helicopter industry dismayed at CASA forcing through Part 61

The Helicopter industry is dismayed at CASA forcing through Part 61, Rob Rich says in the current issue of the AHIA Journal. The full article is below.

From this it is apparent, either CASA is not listening, or is determined to force through changes regardless of what industry wants, which is central to the submissions […]

Coober Pedy runway requirements – effect on community acknowledged

CASA allow continued operations:

“…because any restrictions could cause social and economic disruption….”

No information has been divulged as to a “safety case” for the allowance, or is it because “nothing has gone wrong so far??

Release

Coober Pedy runway requirements – Civil Aviation Safety Authority

4 Sep 2014 4:20 PM

CIVIL AVIATION […]

CVD Press Release and letter to Minister

CVD Press Release and letter to Minister:

 

CASA’s CAMPAIGN AGAINST CVD PILOTS VIPA 3/09/2014 12:06:45 PM

Media Release: 3 September, 2014.

CASA’s CAMPAIGN AGAINST CVD PILOTS

In a formal Submission to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, the Virgin Independent Pilots Association (VIPA) claims the Civil Aviation Safety […]