Have your say at CASA’s industry forum—2015 to 2030


What aviation safety issues do you face today, and how can we meet the challenges facing the industry over the next five, 10 & 15 years?

Join the Director of Aviation Safety, Mark Skidmore and CASA executive managers to have your say, and help us plan for a strong and safe Australian aviation future in Mildura on Thursday, 30 July.

‘All of us involved in Australian aviation face the challenges of change,’ says Skidmore. ‘Aviation is continually evolving in areas such as advances in technology, new approaches to safety or better ways of doing business.’

‘None of us can afford to sit back and accept that the way we do things today will necessarily be the way of the future.

‘That means we do need to look and think ahead about what is likely to change, what change will mean and how change can work for us.

Skidmore says the best way to harness the opportunities of the future is to collaborate, to pool our thinking and work together for the best outcomes.

‘I am committed to making sure CASA meets the challenges of the future and we are working on plans for the short, medium and longer terms,’ he says.

‘But CASA is not the source of all ideas and knowledge in Australian aviation safety, so we need the support and participation of everyone in the Australian aviation community to manage the issues of today and to plan effectively for the future.

‘To start this process, CASA is holding an aviation industry forum to look at the safety and operational challenges we face today and those likely to evolve over the next 15 years.

Skidmore invites people from all parts of the aviation community to come together and discuss a broad range of issues. These can include:

  • maintaining the most effective safety culture
  • getting CASA’s safety balance right—an effective regulator that is not too ‘light’ but avoids unnecessary burdens
  • the best ways to develop and implement regulations that achieve the right safety outcomes
  • minimising complexity while working in a legal and regulatory framework
  • the best ways to support the aviation community to meet safety goals and requirements
  • improving communication, consultation and co-operation
  • the safety impact of new technologies, for example low earth orbit transport
  • safety challenges in regional aviation
  • the growth in the remotely piloted aircraft sector
  • managing ageing aircraft.

‘Indeed the floor at the regional aviation safety forum will be open to anyone with constructive ideas and comments relevant to the issues of today and those of the next 15 years,’ adds Skidmore.

‘Please come along and put forward your ideas, join the debate and be part of building a safer and stronger Australian aviation community.’

Further details on the forum agenda and registration information is available on the Aviation industry forum—2015 to 2030 webpage.



  1. Proposed ILS on the Gold Coast. A joint MDP submission by Gold Coast Corp. &– AIRSERVICES???????
    Though the proponents of this Project claim that the ILS installation is not “‘safety” measure but its prime aim is to improve Airport “reliability” with a flightpath routing directly over a high population density & high value built-up areas. The Airport “reliability” argument is very very questionable as the airport now has a high serviceability with very few flight diversions per annum due to visibility issues alone ( ILS’s only attraction!)
    Not only will be substantial intrusive noise level with at times high air traffic frequency cause much distress to affected residents physically & financially but will demonstratively increase the risk of fatality & property destruction in the event of an air crash on approach to RNY 14 using this flightpath. This risk at present does not exist. Serious revolt is in the air. The so called financial benefits (only to the GC A/P corp!) do not stack up.


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