In 2013-14, 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 2013-14 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||Result|
|Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although flying hours which are used as the denominator for the calculation of accident rates are not available, examining the frequency of accidents by industry sector enables a qualified view to be provided. Viewed across the industry as a whole the trend in the majority of sectors is decreasing. However, accident numbers in the private sector have increased slightly.|
|Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||Although flying hours which are used as the denominator for the calculation of incident rates are not available, examining the frequency of incidents by industry sector enables a qualified view to be provided. There have been increases in some sectors and decreases in others over the reporting period. The increases identified are consistent with the predicted outcomes from the increased adoption of safety management systems, a better reporting culture across the industry and an overall increase in flying activity. They do not necessarily reflect a decrease in aviation safety. Overall the trend has remained relatively stable over the past four years.|
Note: The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) 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 2014 general aviation activity information was not available beyond the 2012 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 from 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 2013, the most recent ATSB published occurrence statistics were for the period 2003-12.
As the calculation of the accident and incident rates is dependent on the hours flown, the rates for 2013-14 cannot be provided.