As the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approaches its 25th anniversary, CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Shane Carmody has issued a statement saying that the regulator has got more things right than wrong since it was founded.
- introducing ADS-B
- adopting a risk-based approach to surveillance
- establishing the Basic Class 2 medical standard
- formalising industry consultation
- establishing an Industry Complaints Commissioner
- taking over the Office of Airspace Regulation from Airservices.
One of the people not celebrating is Ben Morgan, CEO of the AOPA Australia. Morgan told Australian Flying that he was not particularly impressed with Carmody’s comments and believed the aviation community might not share CASA’s evaluation.”The viewpoint put forward by Mr Carmody is exactly that: his viewpoint,” Morgan said. “It’s not the viewpoint of the many thousands of people who work and rely on aviation and have participated in the industry over the past 25 years.”