Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) was thrown into chaos on 26 September following the resignation of transport minister John Sharp, whose responsibilities included CASA and air-traffic-management authority Airservices Australia. Sharp's departure followed accusations of falsifying expense claims, and malpractice in appointing board members to Airservices and CASA. It also led to the resignation of CASA chief executive Leroy Keith, chairman Justice Bill Fisher and three other directors. Dick Smith, CASA deputy chairman, has assumed the chairmanship.


Source: Flight International