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Judicial Inquiry into CA$A called for by LNP Queensland Conference

On the floor of the 2017 LNP [Liberal National Party] Queensland on Sunday 16th July 2016, the following motion was placed and carried “……on the show of hands….”.

That this Convention of the LNP:

Calls upon the Federal Coalition to review recent air crash incidents and other matters, particularly in rural areas, with a view […]

#casa put more blocks to #aviation in place

The training industry is almost done for in the amount of paperwork required by the regulator to operate.

No more small operators in #aviation will be the result; Lose more operators from the “bush” [see the #casa release today – below]

As Senator Nash said in the Senate this week, Bill Shorten when giving his […]

#pelAir stink pervades #aviation in #OZ with FOI refusal by Minister Chester

I have to hand a refusal of a Freedom of Information request [FOI] by Minister Chester’s Department of Infrastructure.

This requests the costings of the:

Initial #atsb report; #casa report, not released to the #atsb; Senate Inquiry; Subsequent #asrr report by David Forsyth; Canadian ATSB report; Implementation cost by #casa; Implementation cost by #atsb

The […]

#pelair update and an estimated date for review by DIP’s

Manning says that the ATSB’s processes were OK, but with #pelair #atsb did not follow the processes.

 

Another training exercise goes wrong

RIP, the three airmen in South Australia.

A timely reminder of the need for proper procedures, which I am sure the highly competent CP of RossAir would use.

A look at the Western Australian example where the local CFI and CP refused to accede #casa FOI’s demands and the lengthy AAT and subsequent Court cases […]

Senate #estimates May 2017

Senate estimates are on for a full week, with more time given to #casa, #atsb to get to the bottom of the question bucket.

#pelair should be well aired and Hood of #atsb questioned.

#casa should be asked questions of the missing $89.9m

The wastage of money, identified by the 2017 budget, where #casa have […]

Improper actions by #casa affect individuals

That Karen Casey has waited for so long is a disgrace – 7 years and 7 months.

That the insurance company tried to stop payments and

Limit a payout to the Chicago convention is a disgrace.

That #casa hid a crucial report from #atsb – the Roger Chambers report

That #atsb failed to properly investigate […]

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 […]

#atsb preliminary report into B200 Essendon crash released

#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 […]

SAAB propeller found by police – Over to #casa

Propeller found according to The Australian.

THE NATION

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 […]

Will #casa properly investigate the #airservices input into this incident??

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 […]

#casa called out by NSW Coroner with defective regulations and processes

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.

HISTORY:

#atsb and first […]

#atsb is on the nose according to #aopa_aus

#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 […]

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 […]

One Nation, #aviation policy and James Ashby

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 […]

#MH370 theories and the future January 2016

A couple of excellent stories in today’s Australian. These are complemented by other aspects of the affair of #mh370. The Christine Negroni story has some relevance in this, but should be evidenced by the @MikeChillit research.

The early evidence bears a good re-look as well.

The importance of insurance in this and previous accident, […]

#ASRR two years on – What has happened??

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.

#mrdak

#carmody

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 […]

November 18th marks eighth year of #pelair problems

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, […]

#pelair update by #atsb

Finally an “official” update by #atsb on the new #pelair report. It has not yet been given to the directly interested parties (DIP’s).

That the #pelair debacle, created by #casa and #atsb separately and in concert, is deplorable and shows the contempt for those involved.

November 2009 was the date of the ditching and we […]

MH370 – Christine Negroni reports today

Flight #MH370 is still an enigma, with many theories rushing about where the aircraft may in fact be. There are many unexplained happenings, such as the ACARS turning off then re-appearing some hour later.

Why??

In today’s Australian, Christine Negroni explores an alternate thesis, which fits a reasonable and plausible synopsis.

The families of #MH370 […]

Sully, #pelair #atsb and #casa

I watched Sully twice since last week and the crew were outstanding in their responses and having 155 souls saved. On a cold January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 (AWE1549) Airbus A320-214 flight from La Guardia NY to Charlotte NC.

From the time of the bird-strike to the decision to land in the Hudson […]

Parallel Universes – #PelAir and #Mildura

The #pelair ditching is still being “investigated”, yet we have not yet had a report released to the DIP’s [Directly Interested Parties”]. This is some 6 1/2 years later. In the case of #mildura, the three year point is about to be reached.

A summary is presented below:

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Hudson Approach for Sullenberger and #PelAir

Not mine, but worth a repeat as the “Miracle on the Hudson” [#sully] demonstrated how first class work occurred.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/year-anniversary-hudson-river-plane-crash-gallery-1.1579817

This adulation was never repeated in the real work that Dominic James undertook in November 2009, when, at night, in open seas pitching above 3-metres he ditched and all “…swam away…” in the #PelAir ditching […]

#MH370 and the current situation

There have been many theories as to how the aircraft came to be where it was and why there has been serious secrecy surrounding the event.

The Australian has published a series of articles which shed some light on the matter.

The stories certainly show the #atsb in a poor light as an investigator, particularly […]

#PelAir – 18th November 2009 – A short review

The sixth anniversary of the #pelair ditching has come and gone.

 

Ditching of Israel Aircraft Westwind 1124A aircraft, VH-NGA, 5 km SW of Norfolk Island Airport on 18 November 2009

No comment from #casa; Roger Chamber’s report still a very itchy scratch for the industry; A former #pelair Chief Pilot [John Wickham] becomes a […]

Mt. Hotham incidents

#casa avsafety is currently doing a round-robin of lectures to pilots and others who turn up around Australia. There was a recent one in Cairns. This in part used an accident at Mt. Hotham to demonstrate bad piloting.

 

There have been a series of incidents at Mt. Hotham over the past few years, inculding […]

Is #casa emulating the improper NSW ICAC actions??

In NSW, the ICAC [NSW’s corruption watchdog] investigations have directed at evidence gathering with the Cuneen case, which showed improper collection and clear falsification of video evidence in the collection of a phone from Cuneen. This progressed to the High Court, with serious doubts being raised about evidence gathering.

The latest revelations go even further […]

PelAir – Wikipedia entry

The #asrr report, the senate investigation, best summed up as a bungled report:

http://www.crikey.com.au/2014/12/05/pel-air-crash-investigation-was-a-debacle-from-go-to-whoa/

Now a new investigation by#atsb, with aircraft to be finally raised in November 2015, following the CTSB [Canadian ATB] non-complementary report.

 

The 2009 Pel-Air Westwind ditching, Norfolk Island ditching or CareFlight ditching was an aircraft accident on 18 November 2009 […]

Malcolm Turnbull – A few pertinent #ozaviation questions

With apologies to AuntyPru, as this is a reminder as to how questions asked that lead to a similar end as the questions below never get answered by #casa. That #casa, #asa, #atsb refuse to have QON’s in on time shows the degree to which these organisations thumb their nose at proper governance by the […]

Senate – Supplementary Estimates – Monday 19 October 2015

The October estimates in which Senator Heffernan asks #casa, #asa, #atsb and others serious questions is on next Monday.

May estimates reference.

The QON, which were due in July surfaced today and are below:

CASA

ATSB

Airservices

AMSA

AAA

OTS

Some good breakdown of estimates is here:

http://auntypru.com/forum/-Senate-Estimates-2015?pid=2379#pid2379

And the other tabled documents from the […]