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Interesting facts for 2012–13
Interesting facts for 2012-13 At 30 June 2013
- 15,082 aircraft were registered on the Australian Civil Aircraft Register.
- CASA conducted 7,875 alcohol tests and 3,377 drug tests. There were seven positive alcohol tests and two positive drug tests.
- CASA issued 25,470 medical certificates and 7,289 flight crew licences.
- AviationWorx, a learning management system for industry, was launched in February 2013. Since then, more than 1,300 registrations have been received for 244 face-to-face training courses, 144 online courses and 915 seminars.
- Regulatory and technical training consisted of 26 courses, which were conducted on 102 occasions for 1,290 participants. Total participation in both professional development and regulatory and technical training has increased substantially since 2010.
- CASA’s aviation safety advisers presented 72 AvSafety seminars and held 12 informal seminars. More than 3,000 people attended and received information on the new operations regulation implementation program.
- CASA provided safety promotional advice and resources at more than 120 industry airshows, meetings, forums, safety groups, conferences and briefings.
- 856 Air Operator’s Certificates and 701 Certificates of Approval were current. An organisation or individual must hold an Air Operator’s Certificate in order to conduct commercial flying activities in Australia.
- There were 12,971 current private aeroplane flight crew licences.
- 109 temporary restricted areas were declared for Australian airspace. These declarations ranged from routine activities such as RAAF Roulettes air displays (which accounted for almost half of the declarations), military exercises and sporting events to more urgent activities, including flood and bushfire emergency responses. Temporary restricted areas were also declared from time to time for VIP visits and to support deep space communications.
- 4,475 examinations for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licenses were undertaken.
- During the year, CASA’s flagship aviation safety magazine, Flight Safety Australia, moved online, providing a significantly enhanced platform for multimedia articles via desktop or tablet in addition to printable versions. www.casa.gov.au/fsa
- Aviation safety advisers conducted 1,167 on-site visits to aviation industry organisations representing more than half of all CASA certificate holders in industry. These visits raised awareness and understanding and promoted the aviation safety resources available to industry for the upcoming implementation of the operations regulations.
- CASA used videoconferencing facilities 15,128 times through the year, with a total usage of 8,280 hours.
- There were 191 certified and 139 registered aerodromes in Australia. Of these, 114 certified and 55 registered aerodromes were audited during 2012–13. During the reporting period, five new aerodromes became certified and two became registered.
- CASA continued to provide sponsorship support to aviation-related organisations and events. Twelve organisations and events promoting aviation safety were sponsored for a total of $115,000.
- More than 1,000 industry visitors attended the CASA stand at the biennial Avalon Airshow in March and April 2013. Subject matter experts were on hand to talk about ageing aircraft, continuing airworthiness, fatigue management, human factors, pilot licensing and navigation authorisations.
- Out-n-Back, a series of six webisodes highlighting a 6,000 kilometre visual flight rules flight in a Cessna 172, was launched.
- CASA launched a dedicated YouTube channel in January 2013, showcasing 25 aviation safety-related videos. www.youtube.com/user/CASABriefing
- CASA’s online store provides access to a catalogue of 58 items. During the year, 2,856 orders were received and 41,349 items distributed. www.casa.gov.au/onlinestore