CASA moves to improve regulations covering aircraft engineer licences and ratings

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CEO and director of aviation safety Shane Carmody stated (26-Oct-2017) the authority has taken an important step in making improvements to regulations covering aircraft engineer licences and ratings. A special technical working group is being set up to find solutions to issues with the regulations and to make recommendations for changes to the regulations and supporting guidance material. The working group will be established by the new Aviation Safety Advisory Panel, which provides high-level advice from the aviation community on safety and regulatory issues. The working group will be made up of people with expertise in the aviation maintenance sector who have expressed an interest in contributing formally to the process of improving the maintenance engineer licensing regulations. This action follows the release of submissions made to the post implementation review of Part 66 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, which covers maintenance licensing. [more – original PR]