Very encouraging news P2 and Carmody should be congratulated........but??

'Scuse me for being sceptical.
So many times we have heard things like this from CAsA, every one gets excited, then the heavy hand of the iron ring descends and the whole project fizzles out or gets delayed into the next century, costs the taxpayer a few hundred million, and what we end up with barely resembles what we hoped for.

Maybe this time....but I'm not holding my breath.
Well done Ken; Bravo. We should add a ‘good work’ and well done for Carmody, then just hope it’s not too little, too late. How good would it be to have lean, clean, functional maintenance organisations back on aerodromes? But to do what – exactly’ servicing a thriving industry perhaps? Oh, but wait a moment – there ain’t one. That has been decimated by the horrendous cost of compliance, the ever present threat of jail or fiscal penalty and of course the amount of time it takes to get anything done – provided the paper- work has not been lost; or, returned not correctly completed.

Carmody is in a position very much like a minister – the ‘go’ decision is made and the instructions issued to those who are to execute the orders. This is great in principal, ‘make it happen’ is the edict – but who is going to make the changes?

Well in the CASA case – it’s the same sad, sorry bunch of misfits who buggered it all up in the first place; those who took forever to do it and cost us a bomb in the doing; while the industry quietly turned it’s toes up.

It’s great – ‘in principal’ Mr Carmody and thank you. Now, could you please explain who is going to do the rewrite, how long it will take and approximately the total forecast cost of the whole thing – from the beginning of the balls up, to the repairs being complete?

Get some professional help mate – you’ll need it to see this job done.

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It occurs to me that there is a much simpler, cheaper, quicker answer to the whole conundrum.

CAsA attempt to write a sensible, comprehensive, workable rule set that complies with the "Safety"
imperative but still allow an industry to survive and grow has failed miserably, cost the Australian people
hundreds of millions of dollars and in the process decimated a once thriving GA industry. Ultimately it will compromise our airline industry as well, we already see that in the export of our heavy maintenance to foreign climes.

The legacy of their failure will go on costing the Australian people into the future in the ticket price everyone who buys an airline ticket pays. The loss to the economy is already apparent and it will grow worse, anything to do with aviation is captured within the CAsA straightjacket. As businesses close, providers contract into monopolies, charges go up and the whole process becomes a self licking stamp to oblivion.

I absolutely reject CAsA's notion that US style regulations cannot be implemented in Australia. They did it in New Zealand a democracy not unlike our own with dramatic results, all it takes is the will.

Its so disappointing to read todays Australian just how close Dick Smith came to fixing the fundamental flaw in the ACT.

Without that reform is improbable.

New Zealand gave us a prime example of what can happen for a few million dollars and a couple of years, their success should be CAsA's shame.

Via the AMROBA website:

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KC etc. backs Dick Smith and AGAA is ramping up... Wink

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Skytek Engineering is the latest aviation business to have its airport lease jacked up to an unreasonable level by the grubby money hungry Cairns airport. The JP Morgan/Hastings owned money printing machine is again trying to squeeze out GA businesses. The airport has a long legacy of shitting on GA particularly over the last 5 years, firstly under the Scottish tight ass CEO Kevin Brown, and now under the young poofter CEO Norris Carter. They shut the cross runway and have then repetitively raised leases in an effort to force operators out of the place. It’s a fucking disgrace.

An article was posted in today’s Cairns Post but there is no use posting the link as the article is paywalled by the shit Rag. So instead I’ve posted a link to the company below;

F#ck you Cairns airport.
AMROBA: Viva la Revolución - Part III

References: Viva la Revolución - Part II & Let the viva la revolución begin & While the cat is away the mice will play

Via AMROBA 'Breaking News':

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AMROBA newsletter: Volume 15 Issue 5 (May 2018)

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AMROBA Newsletter: Volume 15 Issue 8 August — 2018


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Most aviation industry associations have come to realise to obtain a fair aviation regulatory system we need political support like never before. This is needed when sustainable growth of an industry is not the aim of the current regulatory system. Aviation would not have grown unless past regulators listened to the ambitions and proposals of our aviation pioneers and created a regulatory system so their proposals became reality.

Without doubt, this all changed when CAA was created for many reasons.

However, when all of the general aviation associations met in Wagga it removed the perception built up within the political and bureaucracy that there were differences in opinions and separate GA associations had different opinions on the directions for GA. That perception was nurtured by questionable government consultation processes used to divide sectors of the aviation industry by selective consultation.

Since Wagga, many politicians, government departments and even some within CASA have come to accept that the industry has one aim, to remove impediments to enhancing safety and the growth of GA.

The USA system is by far the largest GA system in the world and has a safety record second to none. So why would you not adopt the system for Australia with a less populated country but similar in size.

Entry pathways into aviation must be multiple as provided in the EASA and FAA systems.

Maybe the Wagga Summit got this message across to the political and bureaucracy at last. CASA must provide as many pathways as possible to allow new participants to enter in to our aviation world. There has to be a real stop to restricting pathways and freedom of choice.

Fighting for Your Freedom to Fly has never been truer than at this moment.


Good to see KC & the AMROBA band have not backed away one iota from the good fight -  Wink

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Value of GA recognised by EASA -  Rolleyes  

Courtesy of Dr K, via twitter:

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Some of EASA's international peers should just become EASA members to solve similar issues they have with proportionate and safe regulation of GA. Look at the example of the Australian CASA, still struggling to solve this for quite a long time.



The future of GA - safer, simpler, more affordable

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EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-7 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation
The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer, simpler and more affordable flying, with panels on innovation, safe and more affordable aircraft as well as the sharing of flights but also airspace.

H55 Founder & Executive Chairman André Borschberg, who holds the world record for the highest solar-powered flights as well as the longest solo flight in an airplane of any kind, will attend as a keynote speaker and panellist.

A substantial range of European GA manufacturers, developers of hybrid and solar-powered aircraft but also of air taxis and other UAV, cost-sharing platforms as well as GA associations and policy representatives will participate in this key conference on the future of European General Aviation which takes place in Vienna coinciding with Austria’s presidency of the Council of the EU.

In 2014 the Rome Conference on General Aviation marked the onset of improved cooperation with GA community which led to notable and successful results

EASA first reached out directly to the European GA community at its first conference on General Aviation which took place 4 years ago in Rome. The Rome Conference led to an engaging GA strategy and greatly improved cooperation and communication between EASA and the European GA community.

After considerable progress has been made in the past years to strengthen GA, such as simpler and lighter rules for declared training organisationsballoon operations, introduction of standard changes and repairs and the re-written CS-23 rules, the 2018 Annual Safety Conference will look towards the future of GA. The new European GA strategy is taking off with the recently adopted update of the aviation safety rules for Europe, also known as the Basic Regulation  which provides additional flexibility for regulating GA.

Have a look at the conference agenda and sign up for the EASA 2018 Annual Safety Conference A Vision for the Future of General Aviation! We welcome you to participate and help shape the future of GA!

Good to see that the EASA understand the value of having a strong and vibrant GA industry... Wink - meanwhile in Dunceunda land... Dodgy 

 Timeline of Australian aviation safety regulatory embuggerance - 1988 till ???? 

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KC pitches for EASA maintenance regs Rolleyes  

Well this follows on quite nicely from the previous post... Wink

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AMROBA urges CASA to adopt New EASA Rules
20 September 2018

Ken Cannane, Executive Director of the Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Business Association (AMROBA), has recommended CASA adopt the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) maintenance rules.

EASA laid down new Part 66/147 rules in August, and Cannane believes Australia would benefit from copying the new regulations.

"EASA has just promulgated its latest revision to Part 66/147 and it is now more compatible to our industry," Cannane said in an AMROBA communique on Monday.

"When CASA partially adapted the EASA parts 66/147 over a decade ago, its impact has been well documented. The CASR Part 66 Review recognised that it was a major concern to the MRO industry.

"[EASA Part 66] is workable in Australia and needs to be adopted now so the Aerospace IRC can develop appropriate training packages for each licence. It has created a B2 light and split some of the modules to support a GA B3 and 'L' licences. New B3 and 'L' AME licences will work in Australia.

"For those old enough to remember the AME licencing system pre CASA Canberra HO days, they will recognise what was covered under licence ratings and airworthiness authorities.
"AMROBA has recommended that this revision of the EASA Parts 66/147 be adopted as part of the CASR Part 66 review."

CASR Part 66 was scheduled to be implemented in July 2016, but was postponed due to unresolved issues and unintended consequences of the rules surrounding small aircraft maintenance engineers.

A post-implementation review revealed the industry thought the new CASR was too complex, confusing and simply didn't work, with many calling for a return to the older CAR 31 rules.
In July this year, CASA agreed to draft maintenance rules specifically for general aviation, a path that has drawn applause from the GA community at large.

"AMROBA supports CASA's direction in the engineering fields," Cannane said this week.
"We just need it to come to fruition for the benefit of the industry overall."


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AMROBA Newsletter - Volume 15 Issue 9 (October 2018)

Via AMROBA... Wink 

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Hmm...a few more issues in that lot to add to the miniscule 8G McDo'Naught's TICK..TOCK aviation safety bucket list... Dodgy  

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