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No progress Mr. Chester at since 1999 at what cost??

I have been doing some historical research on some documents lent to me by an #aviation participant.

These are a bit of history, but demonstrate why Australian #aviation is in crisis.

Just yesterday, the helicopter industry refused to be further bullied by #casa.

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MrDak abandons #aviation industry

MrDak abandons #aviation industry and there were a few whimpers going on:

Judicial Inquiry for #casa becomes LNP Queensland policy

MrDak blasts away in the press – maybe in light of the press statement by the Minister below there is a reason for the vitriol

History shows the way – with previous Minister Truss failures

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#casa loses 17, 371 pilots – The 2015 #casa annual report just does not add up!!

I have tracked #casa’s annual report for a several years [table collated below], particularly since when flying you notice less and less radio calls or [except for Virgin, QANTAS and Jetstar], less aircraft in the air.

In the published data, #casa show a major discrepancy in the numbers. Here we see, looking at 2011, a […]

man-the-lifejackets

Here is a puzzle for solution:

A series of posts on#pprune by poster “Man-the-Lifejackets”.

These are made by someone close to the matter and of course, the life-jackets were never sought by #atsb in the initial investigation by #atsb.

Lot’s of doubts about how #atsb investigated the #pelair ditching, the blame apportioned, the Chambers report […]

MetaData access by #casa – Why does #casa need to spy??

This is “…casa here – we want to help you….”

#casa [see below] has been given authority by the Attorney General to use metadata.

For us, poor old computer non-geeks, metadata is:

Telephone numbers The time and length of phone calls The internet protocol addresses (IP addresses) of computers from which messages are received or […]

#casa ICC [Industry Complaints Commissioner] appointed

That there has been trouble in the #casa camp has been long known, not aided by the rumours of an inappropriate relationship between the previous #casa CEO and the incumbent ICC at the time, Elizabeth Hampton. These relationships explain to a large degree why complaints “died” when made to #casa.

There are many examples, where […]

Skidmore missive – September 2015 #casa

Skidmore missive – September 2015 #casa

Again, #casa does not get the real problems facing #ozaviation. A simple way forward is clearly shown in the #asrr terms and an ability by an individual to properly defend any alleged infraction according to a Court of law.

#casa now gives an alleged “10-philosophy list”

 

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Clear call for proper change to #casa rules and application – regulatory philosophy??

Clear call for proper change to #casa rules and application

Sunfish calls well for clear changes Mr. Skidmore, not soon, but now and before more damage to #ozaviation.

The recent “10-point statement of regulatory philosophy” as reproduced below, can only be called an absolute rubbish. It is compromised of a series of half-truths and mis-representations.

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Is aviation dangerous??

In a recent post, there is a ranking that #casa should remember. It is a post on 28 March, 2015 · by Richard de Crespigny · in Cabin Crew, Leadership, News, QF32 Story, Security, Training.

Produced here with thanks and a serious reminder as to how safe air travel is compared to other activities.

Unfortunately […]

#aopa’s Marc de Stoop questions #casa

#aopa’s Marc de Stoop questions #casa

That Marc is asking who is making these regulations, is interesting, as is questioning the proper qualifications.

Read Marc’s letter to #casa here.

This is an issue that I have long had with #casa, where people are given a job on “casa requirements”, and not proper aviation qualifications.

There […]

Performance of #asa – Senate questions Angus Houston

The review by the Australian senate resumed, with Angus Houston being grilled by the Senators on 9th September 2015. [see below]. The previous hearing on 18th August 2015 raised some serious issues for #asa.

Hansard:

The original 18th September 2015 [Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee_2015_08_18_3712] Hansard.

Submissions to the 18th August 2015 […]

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 […]

Is #casa trying to improve or defuse the #asrr??

Is #casa trying to improve or defuse the #asrr??

#casa is calling for an extension of the Mildura “talkfest”, of which there was no agenda handed out, nor notes distributed to attendees.

 

Archerfield QLD Oct 28 2015 6.00-7.30pm Royal Queensland Aero Club

Qantas Avenue

Archerfield Register now Cairns QLD Oct 29 2015 12.30-2.00pm Cairns […]

Bankstown airport for sale??

Bankstown airport for sale?? September 2015

There are some problems with this, not withstanding the issue of the use for aviation.

Airports in Australia; Airports Bankstown- It’s “future” – Aviation must prevail; History of Bankstown and objections to lease/ sale Bankstown Airport – What is the legal position?? Cost of CASA moving from Bankstown […]

Is #casa correct or does #ozaviation have real numbers??

Is #casa correct or does #ozaviation have real numbers??

The letter written to #casa by #aopa queried the real cost of the RIS [Regulatory Impact statement], which Marc de Stoop has real information, wheras #casa “…believes….”.

AOPA Australia has been silent on a range of issues in #ozaviation, but with Marc de Stoop, is starting […]

Cairns, to Canberra anti-corruption caravan

It is 12-months since the caravan passage to Canberra and issues are still arising from the trip. One, which is to be deplored, was the debasement of free speech which occurred on #pprune and resulted in thread bans, vicious and un-warranted criticism by a regular ppruner – Horatio Hornblower. He removed a vindictive post, but […]

Jeff Boyd, #casa Board chair points to way forward

Jeff Boyd, #casa Board chair points to way forward

On Friday 4th September, Jeff Boyd presented a “warts and all” way forward to FNQ aviation interests in Cairns QLD. This was an interesting insight into the #casa Board’s future for aviation.

Mr. Boyd was one of a number of speakers supporting a seminar sponsored by […]

casa and the National Audit Office – Safety Compliance???

Question is, has #casa met this, particularly the relationship to the FAA/ ICAO audit in 2008 and now the 2013 ASRR audit.

That is the big question and the #casa corporate plan and it’s KPI’s, which do not have a metric to give them credibility and usefulness when measured against the #asrr recommendations.

 

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casa and the Show Cause Notice

#casa and the Show Cause Notice The following is a public discussion from #pprune, which has been “shut-down” by the #pprune moderators. But I am sure this issues needs airing, particularly at this time when internal pressures on staff are likely to result in FOI’s or AWI’s turning rogue on pilots and maintenance personnel. I […]

Reminder from May 2012 of #casa misfeasance and the senate

Reminder from May 2012 of #casa misfeasance and the senate

This post [recovered from #pprune and the answer should be remembered the next time that Skidmore fronts the Senate and answers the wash-up from the #atsb inquiry and McCormick’s answer below.

Will Skidmore be honest??

 

25th May 2012, 13:33 #1 (permalink) Join Date: May […]

#casa and the FOI [Freedom of Information] process

#casa and the FOI [Freedom of Information] process

I picked this up from #pprune, which is a reminder of the FOI process and the traps set for us, which result in no FOI being “granted”.

Certainly not a transparent process.

 

5th Jun 2012, 13:51 #1 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than […]

#casa moves to push recreation aviation out of operation

#casa moves to push recreation aviation out of operation

The following is published by Australian Flying and implicates #casa in further problems for aviation, now that damage to GA in Australia reaches terminal proportions.

That #casa is unable to properly press a pro-active stance on aviation at all – #casa corporate plan, spells disaster for […]

KPI – Key Performance Indicators #ozaviation

KPI – Key Performance Indicators and reality:

 

 

Corporate Plan #casa – Does this meet #ozaviation requirements??

Corporate Plan #casa – Does this meet #ozaviation requirements??

#casa in releasing it’s corporate plan shows that it is prepared to play politics with #ozaviation. The KPI’s are listed below and demonstrate that #casa is prepared to do anything to achieve it’s own ends, rather than a balanced place with the aviation industry.

Key performance […]

Discussion on aviation law – #casa involved??

This would be interested to be a fly on the wall in this one, particularly with attention on issues such as poor regulation – #asrr findings or CAR 232.

Aviation participants are not criminals, despite the ‘summary justice” meted out by #casa in it’s strict liability offences.

 

The Aviation Law Association of Australia and […]

Strict liability by #casa and it’s effects

The introduction of the strict liability offences has an extremely negative effect on #ozaviation and ostensible “..we believe….” guilt of the individual. It is expensive to fight and a legal minefield for the accused.

The #asrr report goes to some correction of these effects, but the current situation leaves all pilots, operators and owners at […]

Outback Air Race supports #rfds

Perth to Hamilton Island in an air race, which supports the #RFDS [Royal Flying Doctor Service] between 27th August and 4th September 2015 calls on all of us who travel at all west of Emerald, Gympie, Albury, Ballarat and other places to the west to support the event.

#pprune misses the opportunity to give any […]

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 […]

pprune posts on changes to regs – ASRR please note

This says it all and the US-FAR’s would do admirably as well, but the Act will need a serious upgrade as well.

5th May 2014, 08:52 #742 (permalink) thorn bird Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: sydney Posts: 487 I think New Zealand have admirably demonstrated a rule set that works. Given how robust their aviation […]

PelAir – What will the ASRR bring to the surface??

The following post on pprune gives some light to the major issues surrounding the Senate PelAir inquiry:

15th Apr 2014, 10:01 #1871 (permalink) Up-into-the-air Join Date: May 2010 Location: More than 300km from SY, Australia Posts: 637 PelAir Don’t forget, the Senate inquiry was the one that …discovered… the following:

1. Failure by PelAir to […]