May 11, 2009

Damning audit slams CASA’s safety record

The world’s peak aviation safety organisation has told Canberra that CASA is inept.

Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

The myth of Australian leadership in air safety has been exposed in a damning audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

In the final report of the audit carried out in February 2008 the body finds CASA lacks the competencies, resources, training, and regulatory powers to carry out a broad range of critical functions and meet Australia’s obligations under the ICAO treaty.

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