Tag: CASA

Australian GA8 Aircraft Operations Temporarily Suspended

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has temporarily suspended the operations of GippsAero GA8 aircraft. This follows a fatal GA8 aircraft accident on 14 July 2019 in Sweden during a skydiving flight. The accident happened near Umeå in northern Sweden. None of the nine people on board the aircraft survived the accident. The GA8 is manufactured […]

CASA Releases Discussion Paper and Opens Submissions For Drone Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has opened submissions for its review into commercial and recreational operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or drones. The regulator on Friday published a discussion paper on RPAS operations in Australia, noting there were about 50,000 drones used in this country currently, mostly for sport and recreational purposes. […]

CASA Delays The Introduction Of New Fatigue Rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has once again deferred the introduction of new fatigue risk management rules by a further six months, announcing that their implementation will be informed by a new independent review. The aviation safety regulator says that a team of specialists brought together by professional consultancy services company Dédale Asia Pacific […]

Australia Signs Open a Skies Agreement with China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chinese airlines will have unrestricted capacity into Australia after the federal government announced it had reached an agreement with China for an “open aviation market” between the two countries. The agreement, announced on Sunday, paves the way for China-based carriers to maintain the furious pace of growth into this country in recent times, catering for […]

Australian Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Raise Concerns Over New Drone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pilots and air traffic controller groups have called for new Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations on the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to be thrown out due to safety concerns. Under new rules that came into effect from Thursday, commercial operators of RPAs, or drones, weighing less than two kilograms did not have […]

CASA Lifts Restrictions on Jabiru Engines

Reading Time: 1 minute Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a new direction on the operation of aircraft with Jabiru engines, offering relief from operational restrictions provided certain requirements were met. “The maintenance-related actions set out in the direction include adopting the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, inspecting certain engine components and replacing engine through bolts in accordance with […]

Airways Aviation Opens Two New Schools in Asia-Pacific

Reading Time: 1 minute Airways Aviation will open a further two foundation schools in Asia in March 2016; one in Taiwan and one in Bangladesh, bringing the total number of its foundation schools to 16. According to the trainer, there are plans for 30 more in coming 18 months. The ATO has also recently announced that its Gold Coast-based […]

CASA Delivers Safety Seminars for Pilots and Engineers

Reading Time: 2 minutes CASA Aviation Safety Advisors are delivering a series of AvSafety seminars – Aviation Safety – Lessons for Life in 2016 Pilot Seminars Aviation Safety – Lessons Learnt The seminar will cover a variety of topics with the main themes for this series being ‘Avoiding flight in low visibility’ and ‘The dangers of unplanned or unapproved […]

Extended Time for Some Cessna SIDs in Australia

Reading Time: 1 minute The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has provided an extension to the deadline for the completion of Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents – or SIDs – on two groups of aircraft. The extension applies to Cessna 100 series aircraft used in charter and aerial work and Cessna 200 series aircraft used in private operations. SIDs compliance dates […]

Is It Time to Change Australian Aviation Rules?

Reading Time: 3 minutes CASA harmonizes aviation rules to ICAO The new pilot licensing regulations commence was approved in order to harmonize Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) rules step by step with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards. Improving safety standards is a top priority of these changes as safety is one of the core ICAO’s objectives. […]