Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is making sweeping changes to improve aviation safety and its own performance after several years of criticism. CASA’s headquarters is moving from Canberra to Brisbane, while the stalled regulatory reform programme is being “refined” and additional safety oversight for small airlines and air charter companies is to be introduced.

The legislation process is being streamlined, while guidance material will be written in simple technical rather than legal language. There will also be flexibility in how industry follows the rules, says CASA.

Source: Flight International