The Australian Airspace Policy Statement 2015 describes the Government's airspace strategy to be implemented by CASA which involves the adoption of a risk-based approach to determining Australia's future airspace needs.
Common risk management framework
The common risk management framework for airspace and air traffic management (the framework), updated in October 2013, was developed by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Department of Defence, Airservices Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and provides a structured set of processes, techniques and reporting through which risks can be rigorously evaluated.
The cost-benefit analysis (CBA) methodology provides a set of practical instructions to assist with performing CBAs for the economic evaluation of airspace change proposals and other Australian airspace architecture proposals. The CBA methodology has been prepared for CASA by Booz Allen Hamilton. The office of airspace regulation (OAR) will determine when an ACP proponent must provide a CBA.