Case study: CASA spreads safety message across the country
CASA's aviation safety advisors travelled up, down and across Australia through the year as they conducted 72 aviation safety seminars and 12 informal seminars for interested members of the aviation community.
The CASA team held safety seminars in Horn Island, Hobart, Ballina, Geraldton and many places in between as they raised participants' awareness of human factors and the range of free aviation resources available.
More than 3,000 people in the aviation industry attended the seminars across the country, and over 1,000 on-site visits were made to aviation organisations.
The advisors helped attendees to become more aware of the key aviation information accessible via the CASA, Airservices Australia, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Bureau of Meteorology websites.
Information covered CASA's operations, airworthiness, rules and regulations, education, Airservices Australia pilot briefings and publications, ATSB reports and reporting section and publications, and the aviation weather services on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
The 'Human factors in aviation' component of the seminars provided participants with an appreciation that human factors are critical throughout all facets of aviation operations.
Forums were also run in each capital city during the year to provide aviation information to young pilots.
These forums were run in conjunction with the ATSB, Airservices Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Royal Australian Air Force, as well as local aviation universities such as Griffith University in Queensland, the University of NSW, Swinburne University of Technology in Victoria, the University of South Australia and Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.