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 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 Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:03
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 13:41
The Aviation industry survey results are displayed below. The report can also be viewed in full screen by clicking on "click to read".
The survey results can also be downloaded in pdf format HERE.
- Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 16:54
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:10
Following the discussion at their last VTHC Exec Council meeting, the ACTU has launched a confidential 457 Visa hotline to allow people to have someone to talk to if they are being treated unfairly or if employers have deliberately overlooked local workers.
View the ACTU flyer by following the link below.
- Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 17:11
- Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 17:39
Applying for an aircraft engineer licence?
Time is running out for licence applications under the CAR 31 system!
In mid-2011, changes were made to the way aircraft engineer licences would be processed in future.
The four-year transitional provisions allowing you to qualify under the old CAR 31 system will expire on 26 June 2015, leaving only the new Part 66 system as the method for LAME qualification.
- Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:16
- Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 09:32
Members would be aware that the Federal Magistrate’s Court has previously found that Qantas took adverse action against an ALAEA member, Luke Murray. After an unsuccessful appeal by Qantas to the Full Court of the Federal Court, the matter was sent back to the Federal Magistrate’s Court for a hearing on penalty. In a decision released earlier today, Federal Magistrate Raphael has fined Qantas $13,200 and a Qantas Manager, Peter Cawthorne, $2,200. The fines are to be paid to the ALAEA.
A copy of the decision on penalty is attached.