The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has expressed concern over the lack of submissions to its Medical Certification Discussion Paper (DP).
CASA released the DP on 21 December 2016 and gave the aviation community until 30 March 2017 to comment on options to reform the medical certification regime, but has been disappointed with the number of submissions, which is thought to possibly be as low as 10 so far.
In the CASA Briefing Newsletter for February 2017, CASA said "Time is running down on the chance to have a say on the future of pilot medical certification.
"CASA needs comments from people across the aviation community on a comprehensive medical discussion paper. While some people have already sent submissions, many more are needed."
The DP sets out a range of issues and puts forward a number of options. These options range from continuing existing medical requirements to developing a new medical certificate for the sport and recreational sectors.