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-administered airspace is administered and used safely.
CASA has a single portfolio outcome, which is set by the Australian Government:
Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.
At 30 June 2014, CASA employed 871 ongoing and non-ongoing employees in offices around Australia (see page 080).
CASA recorded a deficit of $4.2 million in 2013–14, compared to an operating surplus of $12 million in 2012–13 (see page 018).
|Key indicator||2012–13 ($m)||2013–14 ($m)||Change (%)|
|Operating revenue||184.4||180.7||2 ↓|
|Operating expenses||172.4||184.9||7 ↑|