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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CASA, Australia’s air safety regulator, was established on 6 July 1995 as an independent statutory authority under the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
CASA’s key role is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory.
CASA is also responsible for ensuring that Australian-administered airspace is administered and used safely.
At 30 June 2015, CASA employed 830 ongoing and non-ongoing employees in offices around Australia (see page 212).
CASA has a direct regulatory relationship with approximately:
CASA is also indirectly connected with more than 100,000 people who are involved in the Australian aviation industry, and with the many millions of passengers whose safety is CASA’s primary concern.
CASA has a single portfolio outcome, which isset by the Australian Government:
Maximise aviation safetythrough a regulatoryregime, detailed technicalmaterial on safetystandards, comprehensiveaviation industry oversight,risk analysis, industryconsultation, educationand training.
This annual report primarily reviews performance against the corporate goals identified in the CASA Corporate Plan 2014–15 to 2017–18.
Safe skies for all
To enhance and promote aviation safety through effective regulation and by encouraging the wider aviation community to embrace and deliver higher standards of safety.
- We are committed to CASA’s mission
- We value our people
- We perform our functions to maintain Australia’s status as a leading aviation nation
- We understand our relevance and responsibilities to the wider aviation community
- We encourage effective leadership, management and a team approach
- Comprehensive, consistent and effective regulation to enhance aviation safety
- Good governance and continuous improvement of organisational efficiency
- Effective and appropriate relationships with the wider aviation community
Against the three corporate goals CASA set for 2014–15, over 85 per cent of targets were met, and a small percentage experienced a delay or external factors affected timing and completion.
CASA recorded a deficit of $5.5 million, compared to a deficit of $4.2 million in 2013–14 (see page 18).
|Key indicator||2013-14 ($m)||2014-15 ($m)||Change (%)|
|Operating surplus (deficit)||(4.2)||(5.5)||▼|