ASRR Report Responses

AMROBA management and members have considered the ASRR recommendations and proposals and have submitted a favourable response to the Department of Infrastructure. Basically, this industry needs these recommendations to be adopted and legislative changes to be made so that they are permanent.

Strongly Supported: (14) Recommendations 8,14,15,17,18,24,25,27,28,30,31,32,35,37.

Supported: (17) Recommendations 1,2,3,4,5,10,11,12,13,16,20,22,23,26,33,34,36.

Supported Conditionally: (4) Recommendations 6,7,21,29.

Not Supported: (1) Recommendations 9

Strongly Opposed: (1) Recommendation 19.

It will take time for industry to adjust as much as it will take government department and agencies to adjust to working with a ‘just’ culture for government and agencies. The FAA recognised in the 1990s that regulation changes will not improve safety as well as working in partnership with industry.

The ultimate aim is for industry to welcome agency inspectors to sit in on SMS internal briefings or work together to improve safety.

This is probably the biggest recommended change to the aviation regulatory environment in a hundred years – it must be implemented so industry can get back to concentrating on managing safe and sustainable.