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#casa KPI’s have no means of measurement

I followed through onto the #casa web site to look at the recently [July, 2017] released corporate plan.

In reading the document, with it’s key section, the measurement of performance, come to the distinct conclusion that #casa must not continue as there is no measurable metric that is given.

From KlipFolio, a metric, in measurement […]

Senate estimates 27th February 2017

This estimates should be interesting to watch. In particular, the Carmody performance – doubtless question dodging at 4.45PM.

4.45–5.15 pm 7. Civil Aviation Safety Authority 5.15–5.45 pm 8. Aviation and Airports Division 5.45–6.15 pm 9. Airservices Australia

AGENDA MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017 *Interstate based agencies Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio Department of Infrastructure and Regional […]

Aviation – Is it dangerous??

An old one, but true

 

Who is Phillipa Stone? New #casa Board appointment

Who is Phillipa Stone? New #casa Board appointment

Question is:

How does she stand on the #asrr review? Is she aware of #casa’s breach of Model Litigant provisions?

and:

The clear problems within #casa that have been exposed in dealings such as:

Quadrio [Details here]; Rudd [FOI Requests]; Reppacholi; Barrier Aviation; Actions of #casa legal […]

AOPA moves to politically distance itself from #CASA

The current #aopa president, Mark de Stoop has brought a breath of fresh air into #aopa australia in the August Presidents comment [presented below]. It is refreshing to see a pro-active stance being made to support, in particular #ozaviation in the form of the essential GA sector, in all it’s forms.

Marc brings a breath […]

Former CASA Board chair, Dick Smith speaks on unsubstantiated aviation costs

Skidmore and Dick Smith communications:

The following was posted on pprune today, which leads to questions as to “…respect for industry …” that Mark Skidmore claimed would be the hallmark of his term.

Instead, the reply, as Dick Smith eloquently points out is “……more of the same from CASA……”

The industry cannot move […]

Reflections of the human face of the #PelAir ditching

Reflections of the human face of the #PelAir ditching

The tragic loss of Bernie Currall [our #pelair patient] in the past two weeks, just as the re-opening of the #pelAir ditching by the #ATSB has started.

ATSB started making phone calls to the participants [including the flight nurse] around the 19th of February 2015, which […]

Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail

Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail

In Archerfield, a similar situation exists.

Out with aviation in with the dollars.

This is the real question facing the Austalian Parliament – Senators Nash, Fawcett, Sterle, Heffernan, Xenophon have a real battle on their hands.

Aviation must prevail.

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I attach a recent blog post, which exposes […]

Sad news of the death of Bernie Currall

Sad news of the death of Bernie Currall

Bernie Currall died on Friday 27th February 2015, just as a new investigation into the PelAir debacle has been restarted.

The process, which has been sought by those on the ill-fated flight from Samoa to Melbourne in a long wished result of the 2012 Senate Inquiry and […]

CASA and a presumption of innocence?? Quadrio six years later

CASA and a presumption of innocence?? Quadrio six years later

The article by Nicola Berkovic [below] bears some careful thought, not just as to “hate” issues, but in the normal running of government.

The statement below attributed to Tim Wilson should be viewed in the light of what CASA has been doing in cases […]

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 […]

Avgas, $89.9m and CASA – Impropietry/ illegality/confidence in the Department?

Arguments on Avgas levy in pprune – the levy still exists, although is was directed to finish on 30th June 2013 by Treasurer Wayne Swan.

The levy is still in the May 2014 budget, and Swan never removed, nor did the Department [MrDak] or CASA [McCormick] ensure that either Swan or Hockey knew that […]

Aviation Medicine – Application in Australia

Big problem is in the application by the casa PMO, or principal medical officer being quite difficult in his (not yet her) opinions. Consequently the review of approved DAME doctors approval of medicals for flyers has been quite “random”.

The use of the specialists reports has also been random and for individuals, who have been […]

Charter flight or RPT???

Is this a Charter flight or RPT???

Remember the AAT case and Direct Air – similar???

1. Restrictions with a “closed charter” and use of a charter AOC and a Tourist Agency:

Caper Pty Ltd T a Direct Air Charter and Civil Aviation Safety Authority [2011] AATA 181 (21 March 2011)

Civil Aviation Safety Authority […]

PelAir action has a reserved decision

The Supreme Court in Sydney today [6th February 2015], with Judge Monica Schmidt in Courtroom 9D, resulted in a “finding reserved” at 11.45PM on Friday.

The PelAir ditching, the first jet ditching in the world, where all survived in November 2009, seriously injured the Flight nurse, Karen Casey and the treating Doctor, David Helm. All […]

PelAir nurse involved in Supreme Court

Karen Casey has been fighting for her rights in the Sydney Supreme Court this week. She has had to deal with a determined insurance company, who have demanded a court appearance of Karen.

Karen has been more than up to the task with two quality barrister’s determined to see a just outcome.

Karen has had […]