ASAP meeting outcomes and minutes - 23 March 2018
The Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) held its third meeting in Brisbane on 23 March 2018.
The ASAP endorsed a policy approach for a number of important aviation safety issues. The main outcomes of the meeting were:
Shortage of Aviation Personnel: The ASAP discussed the general shortage within industry and the potential implications on aviation safety. It was agreed to maintain a watching brief on this issue.
Review of `two in the cockpit' procedures: The ASAP agreed with the proposed policy position to allow operators to make operational decisions and evaluate their own safety requirements in deciding whether to maintain `two in the cockpit' procedures, whilst noting further consultation with security agencies is required before advice would be provided to Government.
Regulatory Drafting Framework: Whilst recognising the need to maintain the current momentum for finalising regulations, the ASAP recommended that a policy directive on regulatory drafting principles be issued within CASA in consultation with ASAP.
Technical Working Groups (TWGs): TWGs for regulations relating to Aerodromes, Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and the remaining flight operations regulations, were all agreed to with associated tasking established.
Update on flight operations regulations: The ASAP noted the proposed approach and timeline for establishing the flight operations regulations and sought to be kept up to date.