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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Brisbane on 23 March 2018.
Technical working groups
Technical working groups will support the work of the ASAP.
Where established, technical working groups 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 technical working group will be formed as required and disbanded at the completion of the assigned tasks. Specific details about technical working groups can be found in the ASAP Terms of Reference.
Register of experts
In October 2017, we invited people to register their interest for our technical working groups by completing an online questionnaire using the CASA Consultation Hub. Over 400 responses were received.
We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm shown by so many enormously experienced individuals willing to share their knowledge and volunteer time.
With such a positive sentiment and strong response, we are currently working through the mechanics of how to help the ASAP effectively form technical working groups for specific issues, and also how we harness the experience and knowledge of all those who have registered an interest in being involved.
We will re-open the survey on the Consultation Hub in the near future to ensure we further grow the register of experts so the ASAP and CASA has access to the most relevant and appropriate skills sets in Australia to influence aviation safety outcomes.
Former SCC committees and working groups
At the inaugural meeting on 4 September 2017, the panel recommended that CASA close out the 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.