Not-so-great expectations?

Comment – Paul Phelan, April 24

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has provided an interim Statement of Expectations to the not-quite-finalised CASA Board, effective until June 30, 2017.
A ring-around industry sources found everybody frankly pretty cheerless about the apparent lack of any urgency Continue reading

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CASA rulemaking uncertainty stalls rescue chopper plans

Paul Phelan, April 4 2015

The South Australian government’s State Rescue Helicopter Service (SRHS) has been forced to cancel a request for proposals (RFP) to helicopter operators because of uncertainty over the future costs changes after full implementation of CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations). Continue reading

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Aviation fights back on new government charges plan.

April 2. 2015

A forum comprising Australia’s leading aviation industry representative groups has demanded that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority tightens its belt, becomes more efficient, and reviews those of its activities that contribute little to aviation safety while imposing new levels of regulation that industry is describing as “botched and unworkable.”

The Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF) was responding to a CASA draft Cost Recovery Implementation Strategy (CRIS) told the regulator: Continue reading

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Broader debate needed on operational safety and flight deck procedures

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EASA seeks 21st century rulemaking

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has this week published proposals for a modernised rule-making strategy based on slashing regulatory red tape and adopting modern outcome-based risk assessment principles. EASA’s name for this is “performance-based rule-making” (PBR).

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