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12-years on from Lockhart River

We must never lose sight of the matters surrounding Lockhart River.

A complacent and defective regulator – #casa; A poor and incompetent investigator – #atsb; Uncovered facts from the crash; Refusal by the regulator to provide information in a fair and unfettered manner; An aircraft [VH-TFU] that was not suitable to be used as a […]

#casa annual report 2016

The change of the #casa CEO from Skidmore to Carmody, who was the Deputy Director of the department, reporting to MrDak.

Carmody at #casa replacing Skidmore

This is a major show of strength by MrDak in the struggle to keep a lid on the #aviation industry and show that there is “…nothing […]

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 […]

Is #casa listening?? Another #casa seminar wasted!!

At a recent Aviation Seminar, which was conducted at Mareeba, it is reported that the #casa presenter refused to let certain aviators attend the evening.

These evenings are the only contact that are made in a relatively informal fashion with the industry.

It is essential that the relevant and often repressed questions are allowed and […]

Change to #casa regs – remove Part 61, Go to US-FAR’s

The successful meeting in Tamworth on 6th May 2016 is to continue with a high level meeting with DPM Barnaby Joyce and Minister Chester in Canberra on 24th May 2016.

The well constructed letter and argument to these individuals could not be clearer.

Make the change to the US-FAR’s

“…………….. the Federal Aviation Administration of […]

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

Jeff Boyd assumes control over #CASA

At long last, a major step forward to properly start and correct the wobbly flight path of #CASA and #ASA [AirServices] has commenced as Jeff Boyd takes control of the #CASA Board and starts to give proper direction to #CASA over serious air-space issues.

The partial spark is certainly […]

Skidmore finds his way to the CASA web page – eventually!!

 

Skidmore finds his way to the CASA web page – eventually!!

Clicked on the “CASA Director” tab this afternoon [19th January 2015] and all I found was:

The Page [NoSuchPage] is not defined in this application, please check the URL.

Then a few minutes later get the BIO shown below.

Question here is: […]

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 […]

Government responds to Aviation Safety Review

Here is the reponse, Truss has had his hand held here and who by??

MrDak??

However, the Report found that there were opportunities for improvement to ensure Australia remains a leading aviation State.

That’s not what David Forsyth said in May 2014. He was not at all concillatory about where CASA or ATSB were in […]

Will Geoff Boyd improve the CASA Board??

This is what Geoff Boyd said when he became chair of the RAAA.

Question is, can Geoff apply these continuing principles to the CASA Board job and ensure that the constituency that elected him to this position [RAAA Chair] is represented in the CASA Board situation.

And will the Board put in place the ASRR […]

ASRR submission breakup – Why the large number of confidential submissions??

A look at the submissions to the ASRR, show that a large number of people [over 31% one in three] did not want their material made public.

One can very confidently assume that these people are concerned about retribution by the regulator. This was a feature of the Senate AAI review as well, where this […]

Mr. Truss – Jobs to be done this week in aviation

We saw the release of the ASRR report last week, which has a substantial “read” to it, and 37 recommendations.

To take you back to your talk to ‘SafeSkies’ last October, which was reported by Steve Creedy in The Australian and what Minister Truss said.

Top marks for:

The ETA for the review was met […]

ASRR Report released by Truss

The heavy lifting still has to come on this as the report still allows CASA to prevail.

This fails to fully get to the real underlying problems of the industry, which is supported by the member for Franklin who shows her complete ignorance of the issues, a problem arises for the industry.

The following are […]

CASA – How many personell do they have to deal with in the industry??

The following is a summary of the 2003 [733 EFT] / 2013 [850 EFT] numbers, with the 1990’s numbers included to make a comparison.

These show a 117 increase in numbers 2003 to 2013, but since 2010 [702 EFT] there is a fall in numbers from 2003 to 2010 [for example 2009 – 709 EFT].

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Should the CASA Board meet the new ASX requirements??

The following summary of “ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations – 3rd edition”

has been released.

The following summary by Kelly deserves a read and ask the question – “Should the CASA Board and CASA comply with these requirements??”:

ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations – 3rd edition Kelly & Co Jamie Restas, Andrew Corletto […]

Is this CASA’s latest movement machine??

Are the wheels really coming off the CASA machine??

Perhaps moving the over-burden while looking for the $89.9m in the Budget.

 

 

 

$89.9m – still no closer to finding the money – mystery deepens!!

After reading the Budget papers, there is indeed a mystery as to where the $89.9 is and whether Mrdack can continue hiding the money.

From this, there is a 22 staff member fall in CASA, yet there is no drop in the excise levy. The levy was for around 100 extra CASA staff.

 

Question […]

CASA Board – What does it really do?

The following comes from the CASA annual reports. It in particular, defines that the Board has particular functions.

These include: “effective and appropriate relationships with the wider aviation community.”

It is understood that matters taken direct to the Board in recent times are deflected and remain un-answered.

The question is: – Does the CASA Board […]

Byron and McCormick resignations from CASA – Do these seem similar??

The following are the resignations for the two CASA CEO’s.

The similarity of the two is somewhat interesting, albeit some six years apart. The mess that has resulted in PelAir, Part 61, 145 etc and the complete and almost total loss of confidence in CASA [and ATSB] by the aviation industry.

This can really be […]