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Call to Darwin aviators - shape the flying future

Darwin’s aviation community is being called on to play a key role in updating and improving Australia’s aviation safety regulations.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority wants to hear from everyone involved in aviation in Darwin and across the Northern Territory on the best way to implement important new safety rules.

A special meeting is being held next week in Darwin to give local aviators the opportunity to have their say.

New safety regulations are coming in areas such as flight rules, air transport 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 Darwin’s 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 Darwin meeting is part of a series of seven consultation meetings being held around the nation in September and October.

The meeting is being held at the Darwin Airport Hotel from on Tuesday 22 September 2015 from 7:30am to 9:30am.

People attending are asked to register on the CASA web site.

Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au
Ref: MR10415