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Annual Report 2005-06: CASA at a glance

CASA at a glance

This section outlines some key information about CASA and its role.

/The challenge

To be a valued partner with the aviation community in providing Australia with a world-class air safety environment, which has public trust and confidence.

/Our vision

"safe skies for all"

/Our values

  • a shared commitment to CASA’s vision of safe skies for all
  • continual examination of ways to improve everything CASA does
  • dedication to timely, quality service, internally and externally
  • integrity and professionalism
  • respect and courtesy
  • fairness and consistency
  • teamwork

/Our decisions will be:

  • consistent
  • predictable
  • fair
  • transparent
  • independent
  • based on good judgment

/We will demonstrate our willingness to:

  • be flexible and responsive
  • communicate and listen
  • consult widely
  • be open to ideas from the local and international aviation communities
  • maintain a high level of visibility to industry

/What CASA is

CASA is an independent statutory authority within the Transport and Regional Services portfolio. It was established in 1995, under the Civil Aviation Act 1988, to regulate aviation safety in Australia and the safety of Australian aircraft overseas.

There were 672 CASA staff located in 10 offices around Australia at the end of June 2006. Operating revenue for 2005–06 was $118.0 million.

/What CASA does

CASA’s role is to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety by:

  • setting aviation standards
  • certifying aircraft, maintenance organisations and operators
  • licensing pilots and engineers
  • registering examiners
  • carrying out safety surveillance
  • enforcing safety standards
  • promoting industry awareness and understanding of aviation safety standards and safety issues
  • encouraging greater industry acceptance of its obligations to maintain high standards of aviation safety
  • monitoring the safety performance of the aviation industry and identifying safety-related trends and risk factors
  • assessing international safety developments
  • consulting and communicating with all interested parties on aviation safety issues
  • managing and administering the requirement that operators hold carriers’ liability insurance
  • cooperating, upon invitation, with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in investigating aircraft accidents and incidents
  • promoting the development of Australia’s civil aviation safety capabilities, skills and services for the benefit of the Australian community and for export.

/Who CASA does it for

CASA’s stakeholders include:

  • 20.5 million Australians
  • 63.6 million domestic and international airline travellers
  • participants in more than 1.6 million general aviation flying hours
  • the holders of 12,672 aircraft registrations on the Australian register
  • 881 Air Operator’s Certificate holders
  • 710 maintenance organisations
  • 291 aerodrome operators
  • 1 provider of air traffic services, aeronautical telecommunications, and air traffic services training
  • 3 providers of aerodrome rescue and firefighting services
  • 36,722 pilots and other flight crew
  • 6,341 licensed aircraft maintenance engineers
  • approximately 20,000 members of sports aviation organisations.

/Where CASA is located

/Figure 1 – Location of CASA offices

Figure 1 — Location of CASA offices


Addresses of CASA offices are listed in Part 5 of this report.

/How to contact CASA


GPO Box 2005 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia


Cnr Furzer and Worgan streets Phillip, ACT, 2606






National number
(local call cost within Australia) (+ 61 from outside Australia) 131 757

CASA Service Centre
(local call cost within Australia) (+ 61 from outside Australia) 136 773

Confidential Hotline
(+ 61 from outside Australia) 02 6217 1010 or 1800 074 737


(+ 61 from outside Australia) 02 6217 1209