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|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.|
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- Created on Friday, 14 February 2014 16:19
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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
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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
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- Created on Monday, 06 January 2014 13:32
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The population of Tasmania, dependent on shipping since settlement, was inspired by a visiting aviator's demonstration of his flying machine in 1914. But no-one on that day could foresee the possibility of anyone being able to fly across the stormy waters of Bass Strait to the mainland.
Five years later, a daring young ex- Australian Flying Corps officer, Lieutenant Arthur Long, made the journey successfully. While some saw this as the beginning of the end of the State's isolation, he was convinced that regular travel by air between Tasmania and mainland Australia was impossible.
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- Created on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:03
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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.