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 Friday, 21 March 2014 16:26
- Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 17:16
Turbulence is a term we use in the aviation industry to describe a rough patch of air in our flight path and serious turbulence is exactly what we are experiencing at the moment in aviation engineering. To put it mildly Brindabella, Rex, John Holland Aviation Services (JHAS) and Qantas have all been down a rocky road. Brindabella has stopped trading and our members there now fight for their legal benefits. Rex has announced it needed help to survive. In more recent news JHAS has announced that it will be ending its operations with job cuts Australia-wide. The JHAS announcement wasn't unexpected, with JHAS customers recently announcing contracts would not be renewed. It once again shows that Australian airlines need to invest in Australian facilities, not overseas ones. Time has come for both airline management and Governments to act for the benefit of all Australians and invest in aviation’s future in Australia.
As we all know, Qantas management have been pleading for government guarantees and when that was apparently ignored they announced a “mayday”. Speaking with direct knowledge of Qantas situation I know where it all has gone wrong. Despite the often misinformed comments in the press from so-called “aviation experts” it isn't “unionised workers” or “archaic work practices” that have caused Qantas's woes. It's simply inept management decisions and failed strategies. Hopefully the present Senate enquiries will expose the lies Qantas management have been feeding to the media and politicians.
- Created on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:09
- Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:57
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- 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.
- Created on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:12
- Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:14
An international publisher of Aircraft and Helicopter Maintenance e-Magazines has contacted us to provide free access to these periodicals via the internet.
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