In 2012–13, 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 2012–13 Portfolio Budget Statements for the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio.
CASA’s results against its two portfolio-level performance indicators are shown in Table 2.
|Key performance indicator||Target||Resulta|
|Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although exact rates for 2012 were not available by 30 June 2013, the regular public transport sector has had a relatively stable accident rate despite a significant increase in the number of departures since 2002. The charter sector has generally experienced a decline in the accident rate per million hours flown. The rate increased in 2008 before falling again. General aviation continues to have the highest accident rate compared to the other sectors and this rate appears to have risen slightly.|
|Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although exact rates for 2012 were not available by 30 June 2013, available data suggest that charter and general aviation occurrence rates remain stable. However, there was an increase in reported occurrences in the regular public transport sector during 2012. This may be a result of an improved reporting culture in this sector. The introduction of the new REPCON scheme for voluntary and confidential reporting of safety concerns under the Transport Safety Investigation Regulations 2003 may have also contributed to an increase in the number of incidents reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.|
a Interim activity data provided by Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics; occurrence data provided by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.