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ASAP meeting outcomes and minutes – 22 November 2018
The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) held its fifth meeting in Canberra.
The main outcomes from the meeting were:
- Flight operations regulations: The panel sought assurances from CASA that it will continue to inform the ASAP and engage the TWGs (where relevant) during the implementation process. The ASAP was also advised that CASA is intending to have an independent review conducted on the 9 – 13 passenger seat break matter for CASR Part 135.
- Sector Risk Profiles: The ASAP want to see CASA ‘operationalise sector risk profiles and use these as one of the bases’ during regulatory development.
- Safety versus Cost: The panel discussed how cost/benefit is equated for in determining impact on safety and reducing incidents. For regulation development, the cost impact is recorded in the Regulation Impact Statement (RIS). There was agreement amongst the ASAP that industry has a role to play in the development of a RIS.
- Technical Working Group (TWG) update: The ASAP Secretariat provided a detailed update on all recent TWG activity and noted the considerable effort from industry who played an integral role on the development of the flight operation regulations. The ASAP also sought more detail for the Part 139 TWG report, and recommended that CASA delay public consultation on the fatigue rules.
- Flight crew licensing requirements: The ASAP discussed concerns raised regarding the need for pilots to undergo line checks and proficiency checks as described in CAR 217 and 219. CASA noted these concerns and informed the ASAP that it was continuing its investigation of the legal interpretation of CAR 217 requirements.
- ASAP meeting increase: The panel agreed to increase the number of ASAP meetings held to four per year. The next meeting will occur in the first quarter of 2019.
More detail is provided in the ASAP meeting minutes - 22 November 2018 (pdf 312.59 KB).
The next ASAP meeting was held on 14 March 2019 in Sydney.