The Civil Aviation Safety Authority
CASA, Australia's air safety regulator, was established on 6 July 1995 as an independent statutory authority under the Civil Aviation Act 1988.
CASA's key role is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory.
CASA is also responsible for ensuring that Australian airspace is administered and used safely.
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 judgement
- Teamwork and leadership.
- Enhanced focus on regulating aviation safety
- Enhanced governance and operational efficiency
- Enhanced relationships with key aviation participants.
CASA's values and corporate goals have been revised and reinforced in the new CASA Corporate Plan 2011–12 to 2013–14, which sets out our future direction.
CASA has a direct regulatory relationship with approximately:
- 34,300 pilots
- 14,360 owners of aircraft
- 850 Air Operator's Certificate holders
- 7,000 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
- 700 maintenance organisations
- 900 air traffic controllers
- 300 operators of certified and registered aerodromes
- 22 aerodrome rescue and firefighting service providers.
CASA is also indirectly connected with more than 100,000 people who are involved in the Australian aviation industry, and with the many millions of passengers whose safety is CASA's primary concern.
At 30 June 2011, CASA employed 786 ongoing and non-ongoing employees in offices around Australia (see Appendix C).
CASA recorded an operating deficit of $1.2 million in 2010–11, compared with a $1.8 million deficit in 2009–10 (see Financial summary).
|Key indicator||2009–10 ($m)||2010–11 ($m)||Change (%)|
|151.1>Operating revenue||151.1||166.4||▲ 10.1|
|Operating surplus (deficit)||(1.8)||(1.2)||▼33.3|