About this report
This report provides a concise picture of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and its performance in the year ended 30 June 2008, for the Parliament, the aviation community, and the public.
The report is presented for tabling in both Houses of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, in line with CASA’s requirements under Part 1, Schedule 1 of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 and the relevant Finance Minister’s Orders. A compliance index is provided.
The report is presented in a number of parts:
Part 1: Overview of CASA gives an overview of CASA’s operating environment, its people and its business. Also included are key highlights and achievements during the year, and an outline of what lies ahead in 2008–09.
Part 2: Performance report provides a detailed report of CASA’s activities and achievements during the year, as measured against its Portfolio Budget Statement goals and outputs.
Part 3: Corporate report provides information about CASA’s corporate governance, probity safeguards, and strategic relationships with its stakeholders.
Part 4: Accountability and external scrutiny reports on the accountability safeguards and other statutory reporting requirements not dealt with in other parts of the report, such as freedom of information, environmental sustainability and occupational health and safety.
Part 5: Financial statements contains CASA’s audited financial statements for 2007–08, including CASA’s financial position and cash flows during the year. It also includes the Australian National Audit Office’s independent audit of these statements.
Part 6: Appendices contains additional statistical information that supports the operational and performance reporting in the body of the report.
CASA at a Glance
Safe skies for all
To enhance and promote aviation safety through effective safety regulation and by encouraging industry to deliver high standards of safety.
|Our values||Our behavioural attributes|
|Commitment to CASA’s vision||CASA employees show commitment to CASA’s vision ‘safe skies for all’. For many CASA employees aviation represents a genuine life-long interest and they are proud to work for CASA and what it stands for.|
|Achieve results, show initiative and innovation||CASA employees find solutions and strive to improve performance. They operate efficiently and effectively and take action to drive improvements. They encourage innovation and adapt to changing environments.|
|Stakeholder focus and influence||CASA employees respond to the requests of stakeholders and the broader aviation community. They identify underlying needs of stakeholders, whilst demonstrating the role of CASA as a regulator. They educate and empower stakeholders to take responsibility for safety and influence the industry to achieve safety outcomes.|
|Integrity and professionalism||CASA employees act fairly and with integrity. They show high levels of professionalism at work and make decisions without personal bias. They maintain the highest ethical standards.|
|Flexibility and good judgment||CASA employees take a flexible approach to deliver outcomes of the organisation. They make balanced judgments and take ethical decisions based on relevant information with a focus on risk assessment.|
|Teamwork and leadership||CASA employees acknowledge that CASA is one organisation rather than a collection of individuals. High performing team leaders create the conditions that enable their team to be success. Employees support one another to achieve CASA’s goals.|
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) was established on 6 July 1995 as an independent statutory authority.
CASA’s primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas. It is also required to provide comprehensive safety education and training programs, cooperate with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, and administer certain features of Part IVA of the Civil Aviation (Carriers’ Liability) Act 1959.
The Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998, made under authority of the Civil Aviation Act 1988, provide for general regulatory controls for the safety of air navigation.
How to contact CASA
|Phone:||131 757 (local call)|
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601
The following navigation tools are provided to assist the reader:
- a table of contents
- a list of acronyms and abbreviations
- a compliance index
- a list of cameos, figures and tables
- an alphabetical index
© Civil Aviation Safety Authority 2008
This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from CASA. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to:
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Writing and editing: WHH Publishing
Design: Delene White
Web address of this report:
Telephone: (02) 6217 1010
Fax: (02) 6217 1209