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Technical Working Groups
The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) has been established to provide the CASA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Aviation Safety (DAS) with informed, objective high-level advice from the aviation community on current, emerging and potential issues that have, or may have, significant implications for aviation safety and the way CASA performs its functions.
As described in the ASAP Terms of Reference, Technical Working Groups (TWG) may be established by the ASAP for referring specific issues within an industry sector, subject matter or domain for advice.
CASA may also establish Technical Working Groups to provide us with input on specific technical issues and proposals. In these cases the ASAP will be requested by CASA to endorse the Technical Working Group so there is transparency in the collaborative work conducted by CASA and Industry representatives.
Should you wish to express your interest for technical working groups, please visit the CASA Consultation Hub.
The first TWG was held in January 2018, and since this time the ASAP has approved to establish more. See below for a list of Currently Established, and Approved to be Established TWGs.
- CAO 48.1 - Fatigue Rules
- Part 43 - GA/AWK continuing airworthiness and maintenance regulations
- Part 66 - Maintenance engineer licensing reform
- Part 91 - General operating and flight rules
- Part 101 - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems MOS
- Part 119 – Air operator certification – commercial air transport
- Part 121 - Commercial air transport operations - aeroplanes
- Part 133 - Australian air transport operations - rotorcraft
- Part 135 - Australian air transport operations - smaller aeroplane
- Part 138 - Aerial work operations
- Part 139 - Aerodromes
- RPAS registration and accreditation
Approved to be established TWGs
- Part 139.H - Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS)
- Part 145 - Approved maintenance organisations
Process to establish a TWG
Technical Working Groups are established under a specific process within the ASAP. Below is an brief overview of this process.
- The ASAP Members agree to establish a TWG, based on the need to refer a specific issue within an industry sector, subject matter or domain for advice. The Tasking Instructions for the TWG are also approved.
- The ASAP Chair seeks TWG member nominations from all ASAP members. Based on these nominations, a decision is then made by the Chair.
- The ASAP Secretariat arranges logistics for the TWG meetings, reporting, and membership.
- Through meetings, the TWG addresses the policy outcomes.
- The TWG reports back to the ASAP.
- ASAP takes on the advice made by the TWG, and delivers its recommendation to the Director of Aviation Safety.