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Cairns aviators to shape our flying future

Cairns aviators are being called on to play a key role in shaping the future of Australian aviation.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority wants everyone involved in aviation in Cairns and the tropical north to have a say in work to update and improve the nation’s aviation safety regulations.

A special meeting is being held in Cairns next week to bring local aviators together to focus on the best ways to introduce the new safety rules.

New safety regulations are coming in areas such as general flying rules, airline operations, sports aviation and limited category aircraft operations.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety, Mark Skidmore, said a key to the success of the new regulations will be sound implementation and transition plans.

“I fully accept that in the past CASA has made mistakes when implementing new regulations,” Mr Skidmore said.

“I am determined to do my best to avoid regulatory implementation mistakes in the future and so I want to hear from the Cairns aviation community now on the best way forward.

“I want to hear ideas on the timing of the introduction of new regulations, possible alternative ways to introduce and transition to new rules, what assistance is needed from CASA and the capacity for the aviation community to manage regulatory change.”

The Cairns meeting is part of a series of consultation meetings being held around the nation.

The meeting is being held at the Cairns Aviation Skills Centre 1 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns International Airport, on Thursday 29 October 2015 from 12:30pm to 2pm.

People attending are asked to register on the CASA website.

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au
Ref: MR11915