CASA’s coordinated enforcement process may result in a variety of compliance-related and enforcement actions, including criminal proceedings or an administrative response to breaches of the aviation legislation, or a mixture of both.
Such actions may include the issuing of aviation infringement notices or referral of matters to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. They may also include administrative action where a civil aviation authorisation, or some other form of licence or permission, is cancelled, varied or suspended (including a suspension under section 30DC of the Civil Aviation Act where there is a serious and imminent risk to safety, or under the Civil Aviation Regulations and Civil Aviation Safety Regulations while an examination is undertaken).
CASA may also accept enforceable voluntary undertakings from, or counsel, individuals or companies in breach of the aviation legislation. In 2011–12, CASA entered into one enforceable voluntary undertaking with the holder of a civil aviation authorisation.
Tables B9 to B11 on page 173 show medical certificate action, licence and certificate action and infringement notices and prosecutions from 2007–08 to 2011–12.