Aviation Safety Advisory Panel
The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) is the primary advisory body through which CASA directs its engagement with industry and seeks input on current and future regulatory and associated policy approaches.
The ASAP provides CASA's CEO and Director of Aviation Safety 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.
ASAP membership consists of between six and ten individuals representing the aviation community who have agreed to serve as members, plus two representatives nominated by CASA.
Commencing 1 July 2017, Professor Pat Murray, University of Southern Queensland will act at the independent Chair of the ASAP for 12 months.
In order to establish the widest possible industry representation and expertise, the following individuals will serve as members of the ASAP for a period of two years, from 1 July 2017:
- Mr Rob Sharp, Group Executive, Virgin Australia
- Mr John Gissing, Group Executive, Qantas Group
- Ms Caroline Wilkie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Airports Association
- Mr Greg Russell, Honorary Chair, The Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF)
- Mr Jim Davis, Chairman, Regional Aviation Association of Australia and TAAAF member
- Mr Michael Monck, Chairman, Recreational Aviation Australia and TAAAF member.
The Group Manager, Aviation Group and Group Manager, Stakeholder Engagement Group will represent CASA.
Terms of Reference
The Terms of Reference provide further detail on the purpose, core principles, scope, composition and conduct of the ASAP.
The Terms of Reference, structure and operation of the ASAP will be reviewed at least once every two years.
The ASAP Secretariat will be managed by CASA's Stakeholder Engagement Group.
You can email comments or questions to the ASAP Secretariat at email@example.com
Meeting outcomes and minutes
A summary of meeting outcomes and minutes are published after each Aviation Safety Advisory Panel meeting.
The next ASAP meeting will be held in Canberra on 22 November 2017.
Committees and working groups
At the inaugural meeting on 4 September 2017, the panel recommended that CASA close out the current structure of supporting committees to the former Standards Consultative Committee (SCC) and move quickly to seek expressions of interest from industry members interested in contributing to future engagement. Further details will be provided in the near future.
Records for the former committees and working groups can be accessed in the archive.
CASA has established a register of aviation industry experts who are able to participate in Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to support the work of the ASAP.
Where established, TWGs will provide industry members and relevant technical experts with a forum to provide input on specific technical issues and proposals being considered by the ASAP. Each TWG will be formed as required and disbanded at the completion of the assigned tasks. Specific details about TWGs can be found in the ASAP Terms of Reference.
To build a register of suitably qualified potential TWG members, we have launched an expression of interest process using the CASA Consultation Hub, where interested people will be able to register their details using a survey style questionnaire. CASA is looking for diversity in skills, experience and qualifications from interested applicants.
With several significant developments on CASA’s immediate horizon, including the planned reform of the flying operations regulations and a post implementation review of aircraft maintenance engineer licensing, establishing a register of suitable and available experts is a priority.
All questions or inquiries about the EOI process and the TWG register can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.