CASA is connected through a wide range of activities 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. The constantly changing environment requires close monitoring to ensure the appropriate strategies are implemented to take into account the impact of each of these activities.
|Number of registered aircraft (VH registered)||14,750||15,100||15,260||15287|
|Number of domestic passengers 1||54,980,000||57,380,000||57,570,000||57,220,000|
|Number of international passengers2||28,882,000||30,309,000||31,345,000||34,442,000|
|Number of unmanned operators certificates||N/A||~45||139||256|
|Number of domestic commercial flights1||615,100||644,600||642,600||635,700|
|Number of international commercial flights2||156,100||161,019||167,723||175,249|
|Number of flight crew licences (excl. students)*||30,489||29,834||29,658||31,587|
|Number of licensed aviation maintenance engineers||7,470||7,700||8,000||8,462|
|Number of sport and recreational pilots4||15,9393||16,001||16,110||15,459|
|Number of sport and recreational aircraft4||6,602||6,864||7,433||8,215|
1 Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics domestic airline activity 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14.
2 Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics international airline activity 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14.
3 Data collection for 2011-12 included all Recreational Aviation Australia members, whereas figures for 2012-14 only include flying members.
4 This includes pilots and aircraft from Recreational Aviation Australia, Australia Ballooning Federation, Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association, Australian Warbirds Association, Gliding Federation of Australia, and Hang Gliding Federation of Australia.
* Figures are consistent with CASA's annual reports for period 2011-15.
The general trends indicated in Table 1 are expected to continue through the life of this plan. Ongoing monitoring of the trends will continue and any variations will be specifically addressed through future Corporate Plans. Any emerging trends which arise during the reporting period will be addressed and actioned through CASA's Divisional Business and Risk Management Planning process.