Portfolio outcome in 2010–11
In 2010–11, 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.
CASA's portfolio outcome for 2010–11 was set out in the 2010–11 Portfolio Budget Statements for the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and local Government portfolio.
On 14 September 2010, under a change to the Administrative Arrangements Order, the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and local Government portfolio became the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio (the regional development and local government functions were transferred to a new department within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio). CASA became part of the Infrastructure and Transport portfolio. CASA's portfolio outcome and other performance information for 2010–11 were not altered.
CASA's results against its two portfolio-level performance indicators are shown in Table 2.
|Key performance indicator||Target||Result|
ATSB = Australian Transport Safety Bureau
a ATSB, Aviation occurrence statistics 2001 to 2010, 20 May 2011, p. v.
b ATSB, Aviation occurrence statistics 2001 to 2010, 20 May 2011, p. 14. The increase in number of incidents reported may be attributed to the introduction of the Transport Safety Investigation Regulations 2003, which provide a prescriptive list of the types of occurrences that are required to be reported to the ATSB. This increase may also reflect a better reporting culture. More incidents were reported in 2010 than in any other year between 2001 and 2010.
|Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||General aviation operations continue to have a fatal accident rate per million departures that is about 4.3 times higher than for air transport. The general aviation accident rate per million departures is about three times higher than air transport. No fatal accidents were recorded in high capacity air transport between 2001 and 2010. During 2010, there was one fatal accident in low capacity air transport, and charter operations recorded no fatal accidents. Between 2001 and 2010, most fatal accidents in air transport were in charter operations. Charter aeroplanes and helicopters have a similar accident and fatal accident rate. In air transport, charter operations offer the best potential target for safety improvement.a|
|Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector||Reducing trend||An increase in serious incidents was observed from about 2003 onwards. However, the number of serious incidents dropped from about 45 (2007 and 2008) to 26 in 2009, but rose to 33 in 2010 ... A general increase has been observed in the total number of incidents reported to the ATSB by VH-registered high capacity aircraft ... Taking into account the increase in high capacity departures, the rate of incidents reported has actually been steadily reducing from 2006.b|