Tag Archives: Part 61

Restoring Trust?

Paul Phelan, Dec 16, 2016

Highlighting the fracture of industry/regulator relations clearly and repeatedly, the government-commissioned Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR) Panel used the word “trust” or one of its derivatives no fewer than 26 times throughout its discussion, analysis and recommendations.
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    Tags: casa, aviation, safety, industry, regulatory, panel, trust, asrr
  • Regulation of Australian General Aviation and Low Capacity Airline Transport Volume 1: Enforcement - Why is it failing? Paul D Phelan September, 2000 The original version of this analysis was circulated electronically to all members of Federal Parliament, industry identities, aviation writers, other selected media outlets, industry associations, CASA Board…
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  • In common with many others, ProAviation had been a little cynical about the fate of the Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR) panel’s report after it left the Review Panel’s office. Maybe we were reading too much into the way interacting government agencies managed to shrug off the most significant recommendations…
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  • Note: This is an updated version of an article that first appeared in AviationAdvertiser in October 2010. Reform of aviation regulation in Australia is further from becoming a reality than it has ever been since the need was first acknowledged and addressed 24 years ago. That is the collective view…
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  • Aviation Industry “disappointment” is quickly morphing into outrage over what many stakeholders now see as the government’s lethargic reaction to the “Forsyth Review” which has clearly ex-posed a need for major organisational changes to various aspects of the way the regulator goes about its business. They are alarmed at the…
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Industry bodies unite in call for action

At least eight peak aviation industry bodies are now presenting a united front in demanding government action over the ever-worsening interface between industry and regulator.

In meetings in Sydney on November 13, the Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF) developed a multi-faceted critique headed, “Now is the time for Government to act,” which focused on the key issue it defined as “the lack of drive and commitment to act urgently on aviation – even judged by the government’s own promises.” Continue reading

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  • 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…
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  • Aviation Industry “disappointment” is quickly morphing into outrage over what many stakeholders now see as the government’s lethargic reaction to the “Forsyth Review” which has clearly ex-posed a need for major organisational changes to various aspects of the way the regulator goes about its business. They are alarmed at the…
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Flawed safety laws must be stalled, says Helicopter Association

The following commentary from Rob Rich, Secretary of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association, is published here in full along with a letter from the Association President Peter Crook to Minister Warren Truss.

Australian Helicopter Industry Association president Peter Crook has written to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss to request Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 61 not be implemented on September 1, only 20 working days from now. Continue reading

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  • The Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia (AAAA) has welcomed the report of the Aviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR) as “a useful step forward in fixing Australia’s aviation safety system," but says industry focus has swiftly moved onto urgent Government action to address the problems. “Industry feels vindicated in its criticism…
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  • Delays in the government’s response to a senate committee report that has dumbfounded senators, the aviation industry and the general public are now expected to be resolved within five weeks. Transport Minister Warren Truss anticipates tabling the government’s response to the committee’s recommendations before the Parliament’s current autumn sittings close…
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  • Industry representative groups are alarmed at recent events suggesting that the 12 current candidates for the CASA CEO appointment may now be discussed between executive recruiters and CASA Chair Dr. Allan Hawke next week, before a new board can be nominated and briefed to participate in the recruitment decision. They…
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