About this report
This report provides a concise overview of the operations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and reviews our performance against the corporate goals identified in the CASA Corporate Plan 2014-15 to 2017-18.
This report aims to provide readers with a detailed account of CASA’s performance for the 2014-15 reporting period.
As well as providing a detailed description of what CASA has done during the year, the report contains financial statements for 2014-15 and identifies CASA’s plans to meet expected challenges in the year ahead.
CASA is accountable to the Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and the Parliament of Australia. The publication of an annual report also fulfils an important element of CASA’s reporting responsibilities to the wider aviation community.
This report was prepared in accordance with the Civil Aviation Act 1988; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Rule 2015; and other relevant legislation.
© Civil Aviation Safety Authority 2015
With the exception of the Coat of Arms and all photos and graphics, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence is a standard form license agreement that allows you to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt this publication provided that you attribute the work. The full licence terms are available from: www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/legalcode
The design concept represents the major sectors of the aviation community (including commercial air transport services, aerial work, sport and recreational aviation, flying training, airworthiness and maintenance, and aerodromes). The overlaying radial element suggests CASA’s regulatory position, overseeing the industry and managing stakeholder engagement. The typography is clean and the colour palette reflects CASA’s corporate identity.
Cover photographs and chapter page image sources: © Civil Aviation Safety Authority; Cessna Aircraft Company; iStock Photo; Wikipedia; Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA); Bristow Helicopters; Dreamstime; Boeing; AgustaWestland.
Drafted by: Lisa Harvey
Assisted by: Michelle Spence
Design: Fiona Scheidel
Editing: WordsWorth Writing Pty Ltd
Printing: CanPrint Communications Pty Ltd
Thank you to all contributors and divisional coordinators for your invaluable support and input throughout the development and drafting process.
This report and other CASA corporate publications can be accessed online at www.casa.gov.au
Readers are invited to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the report, or to request printed copies, please contact:
Manager, Governance Systems
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: +61 2 6217 1614
Fax: +61 2 6217 1290
CASA regulatory instruments and publications can be accessed on the CASA website. All proposed regulatory changes and related consultation documents for 2014-15 are published on the CASA website and can be accessed at www.casa.gov.au/newrules
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