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Broome aviators to focus on nation's flying future

Keeping Australia’s skies safe into the future is the focus of a special aviation forum being held in Broome in early October.

Pilots, engineers, aircraft owners, aviation managers and workers will be looking at the key safety issues the nation faces over the next 15 years.

The forum is an initiative of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as part of planning for the future of aviation safety regulation.

CASA has invited people from the local area and surrounding regions to contribute to the discussion about future aviation safety.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety, Mark Skidmore, says aviation is continually evolving, with advances in technology, new approaches to safety and better ways of doing business.

“None of us can afford to sit back and accept that the way we do things today will be the way of the future,” Mr Skidmore said.

“That means we need to look and think ahead about what is likely to change, what change will mean and how change can work for us.

“The Broome forum is a key step in developing a new plan for Australia’s aviation safety future, which is known as Flight Plan 2030.

“CASA does not have a monopoly on good ideas and constructive knowledge in Australian aviation safety.

“We need the contribution, participation and support of everyone in the Australian aviation community to manage the issues of today and to plan effectively for the future”.

Topics for the forum include the impact of new technology, how the growth in commercial remotely piloted aircraft will affect traditional aviation and the challenges of ageing aircraft.

The forum is being held at the Broome Mercure Hotel on Saturday 10 October 2015 from 9am to noon.

The Broome forum is part of a national series of forums on the future of aviation safety.  Find out more and book a place at the free forum.  https://www.casa.gov.au/fp2030

Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au
Ref: MR10715