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.
Sub-committees, working groups and teams
The ASAP is supported by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs), working groups and Critical Action Teams (CAT) established as required.
Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) provide a forum in which broader industry members and relevant technical experts can provide their input to the ASAP on specific technical issues and proposals.
Initially, the Technical Advisory Committees will reflect the disbanded Standards Consultative Committee Sub-Committees and will be reviewed by mid-2018.
The current Technical Advisory Committees are:
- Airspace and Infrastructure Users Group
- Aviation Medical Standards
- Certification and Manufacturing Standards
- Flight Crew Licensing Standards
- Maintenance Standards
- Operational Standards
- Sport and Recreational Aviation Standards
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standards
Working groups will transition from the disbanded Standards Consultative Committee to the ASAP in the first instance.
Critical Action Teams (CATs) will be established to address a particular issue or provide advice on matters considered urgent or particularly significant.
Terms of Reference
The draft 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