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Have your say on regulatory change

The aviation community is being asked to help CASA develop a new program of regulatory change.

CASA wants to hear views from everyone involved in aviation on the implementation of key new suites of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

New regulations are coming in areas such as flight rules, air transport operations, sports aviation and limited category aircraft operations.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety, Mark Skidmore, said a key to the success of the new regulations will be sound implementation and transition plans.

“I fully accept that in the past CASA has made mistakes when implementing new regulations,” Mr Skidmore said.

“I am determined to do my best to avoid regulatory implementation mistakes in the future and so I want to hear from the aviation community now on the best way forward.

“I want to hear ideas on the timing of the introduction of new regulations, possible alternative ways to introduce and transition to new rules, what assistance is needed from CASA and the capacity for the aviation community to manage regulatory change.

“We need to work with the aviation community on regulatory change so that we can maximise the safety outcomes from these new rule sets.

“I understand change can mean additional short term effort and may not be welcomed by everyone but we need to focus on what is best for the future of Australian aviation.  That is CASA’s goal and I hope it will be the goal of everyone in Australian aviation.”

To start the process of gathering input on regulatory change CASA is holding a series of seven consultation meetings in September and October.

These are being held at Launceston, Hobart, Moorabbin, Darwin, Albury, Bankstown and Brighton Le Sands in Sydney.  More meetings will follow in coming months.

Find the details of the meetings and register now.

Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
Email: peter.gibson@casa.gov.au
Ref: MR9815