#atsb preliminary report into B200 Essendon crash released today.
SMH report below.
A lot of work yet to determine the causal links in this accident.
Earlier reprot on Essendon accident
March 29 2017 – 3:37PM No engine failure on Essendon crash plane before impact: investigators
Tom Cowie Both engines on a light plane […]
Do other #aviation Investigators direct the regulator? is a reasonable question.
This is particularly after the REX loss of propeller incident last week and the #Mildura incident – almost four years ago [when two 737 aircraft ended up at Mildura due to incorrect data being fed to the weather provider and the lack of information […]
The Ministers “direction to the #casa Board is a joke and demonstrates his complete lack of understanding for #aviation.
The Statement of Expectations for the Board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the Period 27 March 2017 to 30 June 2019 is attached below.
This statement has:
Has no KPIs; No deadlines; No specifics […]
Propeller found according to The Australian.
Missing REX propeller that sheared off plane mid-flight found in bushland Rex Airlines propeller found in Revesby Heights The Australian 3:32PM March 21, 2017 Save Emily Ritchie Journalist Sydney@emilyritchie94
A propeller that sheared off a Regional Express plane bound for Sydney mid-flight late last week […]
The REX SAAB which lost a propeller at 00:46 UTC on a flight from YMAY to YSSY according to Flightradar24, went some 40NM north of YSSY before landing on 16R.
A PAN call from a professional crew stating that the aircraft had lost a propeller and there is a diversion by ATC over inhospitable tiger […]
Serious concerns raised by NSW Coroner into how #casa carries out it’s approvals and deals with known safety matters.
Two pilots have died from this lack of regulatory control by #casa.
There are #SR’s issued by #atsb that are being ignored by #casa
Our sympathies go out to the Black family.
#atsb and first […]
#atsb is on the nose according to #aopa_aus, with failing to get it’s hands dirty and finish reports.
Classic is #pelair with the DIP’s [Directly Interested Parties] still to get the report. After the DIP get the initial report, another 30-days is allowed for DIP replies. Then #atsb get another try, so at least until […]
I was at Avalon last week and viewed the #casa castle.
Achieves the prize as the largest and tallest display in the pavilion. See the pics below. I think it would nudge 12 metres high.
At one stage there was a long line of people for the free cups of proper coffee being handed out […]
Is this a toned down version following the previous, but no, more #adsb spin. Remember this is shifting #airservices expenditure requirements to the private sector, with few if any improvement to costs of GA in particular.
Dick Smith tells us that air services are not using the adsb system because staff are not yet trained. […]
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 […]
This in today’s Australian by Paul Cleary ( @pgcleary) does not get to how Carmody really operates.
This is a letter to the editor of The Australian sent to me today:
The Editor, The Australian In Paul Cleary’s article today, support is made for Shane Carmody as the next casa head. Over the past few […]
One Nation, #aviation policy and James Ashby deserves some investigation as the industry approaches a critical point in it’s future.
The numbers in the Australian Senate are critical and the way #casa has upset so many people, many of whom have become One Nation supporters, deserves quick scrutiny.
Dick Smith was one of the […]
January missive by a/g ceo carmody
What a slap in the face to #aviation.
Skidmore never understood #aviation and the need to #saveGA., much less Mccormick.
The current #casa Board are allowing Carmody to run riot with the assistance, as Dick Smith points out, a group of incompetents.
#pelair, #colmarbrunton, Lockhart River and now the […]
Serious breaches of Civil Aviation Act by Josh Hoch have been reported by a number of sources (see below).
That these have gone on for such a long time unimpeded by #casa demonstrates a regulator asleep at the wheel.
Queensland Police interview – no mention of #casa
Hoch applied for and was granted an AOC […]
The Shayd Hector matter has reached a serious stage for a young man who has very serious personal obligations that have arisen since #casa charged him and brought Shayd before the Tasmanian Court system.
Today’s news report from 27th January 2017 is below.
This was reported during 2016
Friday January 27, 2017 NSW pilot wanted […]
Pilot losses mount in Australia, which puts pressure on the provision of aviation services in the “bush” in particular to very remote areas.
A recent phone call to Charleville reveals there is only one charter operator west of Toowoomba. This situation extends into northern NSW as well.
All is not well for #aviation and we […]
The letter by Richard Harding, emeritus professor of law in today’s Australian reminds us of a series of occurrences by #casa of movement from identified criminality to code of conduct breaches.
Richard Harding says: “….It should be remembered that the code of conduct cannot override the ordinary criminal law…..”
Examples include that of Richard Rudd, […]
The attached is the Creedy [Now mouthpiece for Air Services] version of the Truss “SafeSkies” conference in October 2013.
ASRR – expected end 2013.
Result: Not until well into 2014 and being dismantled by #casa
Board changes: Yes and done
Result: #casa is resisting requirements
ICC reports to #casa Board with more resources
Result: #casa […]
I attach the #casa monthly missive, but:
No mention of the real issues facing #aviation such as the catastrophic fall in pilot numbers or What is planned to turn around the #colmarbrunton report and The negative perception of #casa by the #aviation community.
Nothing at all for a good year Mr Carmody.
Question is: Do Advisory Circulars improve knowledge or are these documents being used by #casa to “bash GA” as another tool for this purpose.
The easy comparison is the indexing system used by the #FAA, which starts at the Parts [see below, after you scroll through the #casa example], then directs [as a good index […]
2016 saw a large number of changes in #aviation, but little to give hope for the future where we can #saveGA.
Some of the #aviation highlights/ lowlights are below, which lead to a very low score for the 2016 year.
Over 480 #aviation people turn up to protest issues to DPM Joyce and Minister Chester […]
The following was released yesterday by AOPA Australia.
The AOPA organisations throughout the world are a formidable force with a combined membership of over 470,000.
The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) is a nonprofit federation of 73 autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations. IAOPA has represented international general aviation for nearly […]
On 31st October 2016 I caused a letter to be sent to Minister Chester in the following terms. I have not had a response, in the normal typical fashion of the different Minister’s for Transport, to letters and e-mails.
Unanswered letter to the Minister is below:
Dear Mr. Chester; PO Box 486, Sale, VIC 3853 […]
The current senate aviation security inquiry has some very important issues raised by a range of people.
Some of these go to the heart of aviation security and the issues raised by aviators over the ASIC system and it’s management.
Senate questioning of Mr. Kessing
Transcript of proceedings
From The Australian Airport passenger screening a […]
The “Government response” to the #asrr two years on.
Although published in May 2014, the #asrr report did not get the “Government response” until December 2014.
The #ASRR report by David Forsyth at May 2014:
This comes out throughout the ASRR report and can be best described as a disconnect of […]
Carmody in his first “missive” says:
“…..I intend to lead CASA to be a firm, fair and balanced regulator. We need to get the right safety outcomes without unintended consequences, unreasonable requirements or unnecessary costs to the aviation community. It is not an easy balance to strike, yet that is our job. Of course, this […]
On November 18th 2009, and a Westwind became a short term floating wreck at Norfolk Island.
In 3-metre seas, in a dark part of the Pacific Ocean, six individuals combined to survive a ditching as the jet had run out of fuel and despite a number of attempts to land at the Norfolk Island strip, […]
Two years in a row and #casa were given (for four years only) an increase of around $25m per year in 2010.
In the 2010 budget, some $89.9m over the next 4 years from a temporary increase in excise, which still has not been removed.
Mark Skidmore and John McCormick failed on that as well […]
The 2015- 2016 #casa annual report was released last week [w/e 28th October 2016] and although a dry publication trying to dress up an old dog is worth ploughing through the droll 236 pages.
There is the usual misuse of statistics and the treatment of the #colmarbrunton report is hidden from the annual report and […]
Aviation Industry Consultative Council Membership list is below as downloaded today from the Infrastructure web site.
Attached below is a note from the last meeting of the AIC in January 2016.
The General Aviation Action Group [GAAG] is a sub-committee of the AICC. The GAAG is the group named by Minister Chester today (see below)