In 2014–15, CASA was responsible for a single portfolio outcome:
Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.
The outcome was set out in the 2014–15 Portfolio Budget Statements for the Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolio.
CASA’s results against its two portfolio-level performance indicators are shown in Table 2.
Table 2 Results against Portfolio Budget Statements key performance indicators for 2014–15
|Key performance indicator||Target||Result|
|Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although the flying hours for the 2014 calendar year were not available, historical figures were used to calculate the accident rate for the year. Viewed across the industry as a whole, the trend in most sectors has remained relatively stable. However, accident rates in the flying training and non-scheduled regular passenger transport (charter) sectors have increased slightly.|
|Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although the flying hours for the 2014 calendar year were not available, historical figures were used to calculate the incident rate for the year. Overall, the incident rate trends indicate increases in some sectors and decreases in others over the reporting period. The increases identified are consistent with the predicted outcomes from a better reporting culture across the industry under the increased adoption of safety management systems and an overall increase in flying activity. Overall, the trend has remained relatively stable over the past five years.|
Note: The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics collects and compiles activity data for a calendar year from reports submitted by airlines, and from other aircraft operators, through the General Aviation Activity Survey. As of 30 June 2015, general aviation activity information was not available beyond the 2013 calendar year.
Each year, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) receives accident and incident notifications from pilots, airline operators, air traffic control, maintenance personnel, aerodrome operators, emergency services authorities and the general public. The reporting of these aviation accidents and incidents, collectively termed occurrences, is published annually by the ATSB in the Aviation Occurrence Statistics report. As at 30 June 2015, the most recent ATSB published occurrence statistics were for the period from 2004 to 2013.
As the calculation of the accident and incident rates is dependent on the hours flown, the rates for 2014–15 cannot be provided.