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ColmarBrunton Report part 2

Reading through the #colmarbrunton report shows the degree to which #casa has no commitment to a “…better way..”. The better way, does not include any new options as the attached table from the report shows. See below.

The key to the #casa approach is “…Industry to comply with regulations and aspire to safety best […]

Jeff Boyd addresses industry in Cairns

Jeff Boyd addresses industry in Cairns

On 4th September 2015, Jeff Boyd addressed a public meeting in Cairns QLD. He addressed a series of important matters, which are critical for aviation in Australia.

Article about the meeting

I have attached a copy of the recording below, which is only accessible to subscribed members. There is […]

AFAP meeting with Skidmore of #casa and AFAP

AFAP meeting with Skidmore of #casa and AFAP

The meeting of Skidmore and AFAP led to a letter, which is attached here.

The most important issues raised were that #casa must get on with the #asrr reform, particularly relating to part 61.

 

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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 […]

Chopper landing at Cooktown – Quality Landing site??

A Bell-206 ‘landed’ on an outcrop of rock yesterday [7th October 2014]. The aircraft sufffered what appears to be a dynamic ‘rollover’.

A “safe” operation???

 

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.

 

Aviation […]

AHIA queries CASA’s lack of cost benefit analysis for CASR Part 61 after receipt of US data.

 

Australian Helicopter Industry Association Limited

PO Box 462 Carina Qld 4152 Australia

Mob: 0415 641 774 Email: secretary@austhia.com

TO: AHIA Members and media outlets.

AHIA queries CASA’s lack of cost benefit analysis for CASR Part 61 after receipt of US data.

A recent NTSB report shows a US civilian accident rate […]

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 […]

Critical CASA proposal on Fuel and Alternate requirements

A critical project such as this only has a four week consultative period from 14th August 2014 to 12 September 2014.

This is such that industry gets inadequate comment time.

Another part 61 debacle?? or just a fluff to the Senate??

 

Project OS 09/13 – Fuel and Alternate requirements Issue

Civil Aviation Regulation 1988 […]

CASA and Part 61 – again McCormick attacks Aviation industry for “failing to understand”

That the DAS [Director of Aviation Safety], John McCormick goes to this extent to deal with proper critisism, shows the Industry is in fact not being listened to in the pervasive and divisive changes CASA is making to the aviation working environment.

John McCormick made comment in the February 2014 “CASA Briefing”:

“I am […]

Part 61 – What impact will it have on the pilot community??

CASA is currently pressing on with PART 61, against the wishes of the aviation community and with out proper promulgation of the MOS [Manual of Standards]. A search today, 18th June 2014, does not have a published MOS for Part 61.

The Part cannot stand on it’s own without the standard.

The full part is: […]