CASA: New advisory panel is a reboot of the way agency consults with aviation community

    Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Agency (CASA) CEO and director of aviation safety Shane Carmody said (25-Jun-2017) the formation of the new Aviation Safety Advisory Panel, to come into effect on 01-Jul-2017, is a substantial overhaul of the way CASA consults with the aviation community and the new body will ‘reboot’ CASA’s consultation processes. The changes will “streamline consultation and ensure the aviation community is directly involved in the early setting of safety and regulatory objectives and policies” according to CASA. Representatives from Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, the Australian Airports Association, The Australian Aviation Associations Forum, the Regional Aviation Association of Australia and Recreational Aviation Australia will sit on the panel.