Australia's general aviation industry

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-400-2

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Membership of the committee

List of recommendations


Chapter 1—Introduction and background


Chapter 2—Safety and relative risks

  GA accidents and fatalities
  GA risk profile
  Community service flights
  Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 3—Legislative and regulatory framework

  Legislative and regulatory framework
  The regulatory burden
  The economic burden
  Strategies to address regulation and cost issues
  Committee views and recommendation
  Industry concerns over specific regulations
  Committee views and recommendations
  Alignment between international and Australian regulatory environments
  Committee views and recommendations

Chapter 4—Cultural issues and CASA

  General stakeholder views regarding CASA
  Resourcing, training and corporate knowledge of CASA staff
  CASA’s accountability, governance and complaints processes
  Industry Complaints Commissioner
  Committee views and recommendations

Chapter 5—Aviation education and training

  Systemic education and training issues across the aviation sector
  Education and training in general aviation
  Issues with training pathways
  Holistic training review—recommendations of the GAAN report
  Government measures to address skills shortages in aviation sector
  Pilot licensing
  Committee view and recommendations

Chapter 6—The role of airports in GA viability

  The privatisation and divestment of airports
  Financial viability of regional airports
  Impact of privatisation and master plans on GA
  Committee views and recommendations

Labor members additional comments

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearings and Witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511