The way forward
CASA has a full agenda for 2010-11. CASA will continue its commitment to making further improvements to the way it operates and will strive to achieve its high-level goals, which are:
- enhanced focus on regulating aviation safety
- enhanced governance and operational efficiency
- enhanced relationships with key aviation participants.
The government’s Aviation White Paper, released in late 2009, sets a clear direction for a range of activities and provides CASA with a number of challenges in meeting emerging safety issues. This blueprint for aviation has provided greater certainty about strategic directions and encourages cooperation and participation in building Australian aviation’s future. CASA is committed to playing its part in leading improvements in aviation safety.
As a high priority, work will continue to develop new standards and regulations. A number of the key parts of the CASRs are now well advanced. CASA will stay abreast of change within the aviation industry by carefully analysing safety and operational data to look for trends and emerging risks which need to be addressed. This approach will further help to focus on CASA’s core activity, the regulation of aviation safety. CASA strives to be efficient in the processes it uses to deliver regulatory services, while not losing sight of its core safety objectives.
CASA’s staff underpin the success of the organisation’s future journey, and CASA will continue to ensure that its staff are trained and equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills to perform its functions efficiently and effectively.