Safety Checks Stopped
|Number of defects on Qantas aircraft likely to have gone undetected since 14th June 2012 when Aircraft Engineers were ordered by Fair Work Australia not to carry out safety checks prior to flights.|
What Management destroyed
- Created on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:17
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 17:19
When announcing an independent review of aviation safety regulation in Australia late last year our Federal Government stated that it was seeking to ensure that Australia maintained our “enviable record in aviation safety”.
I’m sure many of you agree that a good start would be removing this poor excuse of a regulatory system plagiarised from EASA and going back to the tried and true system we had that protected those who flew.
That’s wishful thinking though, it’s not going to happen, and it seems nothing short of a major disaster will wake the bureaucrats in Canberra up. Knowing you all as I do, that is something we never want to see on our watch.
Hopefully we all have submitted our points of view to the Minister but if you haven’t or have had difficulty doing so (several reported online delivery problems) don’t delete, send them on anyway and cc the ALAEA in. That way we can make sure all of our members are heard.
That email address is ASRR@infrastructure.gov.au
Too many times the time pressure of OTP gets the better of both Engineers and Pilots. Consider both the Spanair and Turkish Airline tragedies though, we can’t afford to ignore these issues any longer. We all must act at the time and always regardless of time pressure.
If you see a defect, report it.
If you fix something, no matter how small, record it.
It might not only save lives but it might just save your job.
- Created on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:09
- Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:57
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We are seeking applications from qualified experienced Engineers and Leading Technicians to help a corporation become self sufficient in maintenance and repair work on their fleet of special power generation RB211C engine’s.
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- Daily maintenance checks, schedules and procedures of repair work to be undertaken
- Update and maintain company systems and logs of maintenance work
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- Licensed aircraft maintenance engineering experience
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- Demonstrated knowledge and in-depth understanding and ability to lead with confidence
- Ability to control all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the fleet
- Be able to develop, organize and supervise all activities and procedures as laid down in the Maintenance Task
- Aptitude to investigate and formalize defect reports
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- Created on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:16
- Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 13:32
Give Your Career a Vertical Lift! At any given moment, on any given day, a CHC aircraft is in the air somewhere in the world. Whether we're transporting the men and women who keep the world's offshore oil and gas flowing, or taking an injured patient to safety, CHC sets the standard for safety, customer service, modern aircraft and efficiency. This is a billion-dollar business built on the foundation of a strong team spirit in our company and our greatest strength is our motivated and passionate employees. All you have to do is get on board!
We are seeking applications from experienced Maintenance Controllers to work with our fleet of specially equipped B412, AS332, EC225, AS365, S76, S92, AW139 and EC145 aircraft at various bases throughout Australia. This permanent opportunity reports directly to the Head of Airworthiness and Maintenance Control (HAAMC) and will be based in Perth.
- Provide the CHC Australia Air Operators Certificate with the regulatory oversight of both the maintenance control system and the approved maintenance organization
- Responsible for the financial and administrative oversight of all aspects of the technical services department within CHC Australia
- Update and maintain Company System of Maintenance Manuals for the helicopter fleet
- Review and research Aircraft and Component Manufacturer's documentation
- Manage the database and technical records department
- Created on Friday, 14 February 2014 16:19
- Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 16:23
Commonwealth Government of Australia
Aviation Safety Regulation Review 2014
Submission by the
Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association
The Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) is the body representing Australia’s professional Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (LAMEs). The LAMEs critical role in certifying aircraft airworthiness is best summed up by their trade-marked mission statement “Guardians of Air Safety.”
The Association appreciates the opportunity to provide the perspective of Australia’s professional LAMEs to this critical Aviation Safety Regulation Review. Engineers support the review and believe the current administration of Australian aviation safety oversight, flawed evolution of the national regulatory framework and subsequent reduction in Australia’s preeminent safety reputation requires in–depth strategic review and reassessment.
In considering this submission the Association encourages the Aviation Safety Review Board to view licenced aviation personnel as part of an essential quality control mechanism that ensures safety remains at the centre of aviation decision making.
This independent role is becoming increasingly important as Australia’s “worlds’ best practice” aviation safety practices come under increasing commercial pressures to align with lower “global minimum standards” and “least safe cost” alternatives.
As a matter of process we canvassed our members opinions for the compilation of this submission and a summary of some of their responses are appended to this document.
Download the Submission by following the link below.
- Created on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:39
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:42
Now Open ALAEA members are invited to provide to the ALAEA any views, experiences or evidence that the ALAEA may use in preparing a submission to the Federal Govt on Aviation Safety. Our submission has to be completed and submitted to the Minister Dept by 31st January 2014. See media release below.
Please email any info or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Aviation Safety Review” in the subject box.
06 December 2013
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss today announced the opening of the public consultation stage for the Australian Government's Aviation Safety Regulation Review.
The Aviation Safety Regulation Review, announced by Mr Truss on 14 November 2013, is a systemic and strategic review to examine how well Australia's regulatory system is positioned to ensure we remain at the forefront of aviation safety globally.
“The general and regional aviation sectors, in particular, have told the Government they are concerned about the costs of regulatory compliance and how our regulatory system compares to other countries,” Mr Truss said.
“This review will place us in a strong position to ensure our aviation safety standards remain up to the challenge of meeting the predicted expansion of aviation over the next 20 years.
“Australia has a world-class aviation safety record but that doesn't mean we should sit by and just hope it stays that way.
“I encourage everyone in the Australian aviation industry to engage in this review.
“The Coalition Government is determined to do everything it can to make a good safety system even better.”
The Review Panel, chaired by Mr David Forsyth AM, is now calling for public and industry submissions. Submissions close 31 January 2014.
Mr David Forsyth AM, will Chair the review panel. Mr Forsyth is a prominent figure in Australian aviation. He is the chair of Safeskies Australia, former chair of Airservices Australia and has over 30 years of experience in safety management and aviation business.
Mr Forsyth will be joined by Mr Don Spruston, former Director General of Civil Aviation at Transport Canada and former Director General of the International Business Aviation Council, and by Mr Roger Whitefield, former Head of Safety at British Airways, former safety adviser to Qantas and former United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority board member.
The review panel will provide its report to the Deputy Prime Minister in May 2014.