The Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Our key role
To conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory.
The main object of the Civil Aviation Act is to establish a regulatory framework for maintaining, enhancing and promoting the safety of civil aviation, with particular emphasis on preventing aviation accidents and incidents.
CASA also provides safety education and training programs and is responsible for airspace regulation and some environmental issues.
At 30 June 2010, CASA employed 702 ongoing and non-ongoing employees in offices around Australia (see page 151 for further details).
CASA’s operating income for 2009-10 was $151.1 million and operating expenses were $152.9 million (see page 15 for further details).
Our operating environment
Direct regulatory relationship with:
- 37,000 pilots
- 13,000 owners of aircraft
- over 900 air operator certificate holders
- over 6,400 licensed aircraft maintenance engineers
- around 700 maintenance organisations.
Indirectly, with over 100,000 people who are in some way connected with the aviation industry and many millions of passengers with whose safety we are primarily concerned.
Safe skies for all
To enhance and promote aviation safety through effective safety regulation and by encouraging industry to deliver high standards of safety.
- Commitment to CASA’s vision
- Achieve results, show initiative and innovation
- Stakeholder focus and influence
- Integrity and professionalism
- Flexibility and good judgment
- Teamwork and leadership