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  • Australia's CASA grounds Transair as part of investigation into worst civil air crash in country's history


    <P><A href="http://www.casa.gov.au/" target=_blank>Australia’s&nbsp;Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)</A> has grounded Transair, the carrier that had been under investigation f<A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/11/07/210387/failings-prompt-australian-aviation-safety-agency-casa-to-revoke-aoc-of-transair-airline-involved-in-countrys-worst-accident-in-may-2005-lockhart-river.html">ollowing&nbsp;last year’s fatal crash of a passenger aircraft</A>.</P> <P>“Today we took it to the next level which is an immediate suspension of the air operator’s certificate (AOC). So Transair has been grounded since late last night,” CASA&nbsp;says from Canberra. Transair AOC was held by a holding company Lessbrook. A statement says: "CASA has reason to believe the operator had engaged, may be engaging and was likely to engage in conduct constituting, contributing to or resulting in a serious and imminent risk to air safety".</P> <P>This is only the second time CASA has taken such act


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  • Safety fears lead Australia to alter Lockhart airstrip approach


    <p>Airservices Australia is redesigning the non-precision approach for the runway at Lockhart River, the remote...


  • Australian safety agency faces Senate enquiry


    The Australian government has launched a Senate inquiry into the administration of the country's aviation regulator,...


  • Damaged cockpit recorders delay Australian aviation safety verdict on May 2005 Metroliner crash, the worst in country for 35 years


    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) does not expect to release a final report into the country's worst civil...


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  • Safety fears lead Australia to alter Lockhart airstrip approach

    News | 29 Jun 2009 04:14 | Leithen Francis

    <p>Airservices Australia is redesigning the non-precision approach for the runway at Lockhart River, the remote Queensland airport where an aircraft crashed...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Safety-fears-lead-Australia-to-alter-Lockhart-airstrip-approach-328942/
  • CASA grounds Queensland airline

    News | 30 Jun 2008 03:56 | Leithen Francis

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has grounded Australian regional carrier Aero Tropics Air Services citing safety concerns.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>A CASA spokesman in <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">Canberra</st1:place></st1:City> says the carrier was grounded late in the afternoon on 27 June and the regulator will be applying to the Federal Court to have the grounding extended.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>He says the initial grounding is for five working days so sometime this week CASA will go to the Federal Court and seek to have it extended for up to 40 more days.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>It will then uhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CASA-grounds-Queensland-airline-314493/
  • Australian safety agency faces Senate enquiry

    News | 10 Jun 2008 08:00 | Emma Kelly

    The Australian government has launched a Senate inquiry into the administration of the country's aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority....http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-safety-agency-faces-Senate-enquiry-224502/
  • Closer working urged for Australia's ATSB and CASA

    News | 27 Mar 2008 15:27 | Emma Kelly

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and the country's aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), should negotiate a new memorandum...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Closer-working-urged-for-Australias-ATSB-and-CASA-222482/
  • Australia launches review of regulator & accident investigator

    News | 08 Oct 2007 02:12 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Australia’s Government is launching a review of the working relationship between the country’s civil aviation regulator and the national transport accident investigation body.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Transport minister Mark Vaile says in a statement that the review is being launched in response to a coroner’s inquest into a fatal aircraft accident at Lockhart River more than two years ago.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>The coroner said in his findings that there were concerns about the working relationship between the country’s regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and the accident investigation body, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Vaile says a senior partner with law firm Minter Ellison, Russell Miller, will undertake the review and will provide a report in December.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>“Russell Miller will undertake a rehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-launches-review-of-regulator-accident-investigator-305791/
  • Australian national strategy urged

    News | 23 Apr 2007 23:00 | Emma Kelly

    <P><A href="http://www.asfa.org.au/" target=_blank>The&nbsp;Aviation Safety Foundation Australasia </A>is calling for the development of a national air safety strategy in Australia following the release of the<A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2006/12/05/210948/transair-grounded-as-likely-air-safety-risk.html" target=_blank>&nbsp;final report into the May 2005 Lockhart River crash</A>. It believes the accident highlights that lessons have still to be learned from a similar Monarch Airlines incident in 1993.</P> <P>The Transair Fairchild Metro 23 crashed into terrain on approach to Lockhart River aerodrome, Queensland, killing all 13 passengers and two crew on board. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau identified 19 factors that contributed to the crash, including pilot error, deficiencies with the operator and oversight failures by the regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.</P> <P>The Monarch Airlines' Piper Navajo Chieftain crashed into terrain on approach tohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-national-strategy-urged-213394/