CASA has added two more members to its Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) to bring the total number to 13.
Virgin Australia Group Chief Operations Officer Stuart Aggs and Aviation Australia Technical Training Manager Mark Thompson will attend their first meeting on 27 February.
CASA CEO and Director of Aviation Safety Shane Carmody said the two new members would expand the field of expertise on the ASAP and align it with current areas of focus.
“It is important to ensure that the ASAP has a broad sector representation with a variety of experience and expertise from within the industry in order to consider aviation safety related matters and provide me with objective advice,” Carmody said.
“Since the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel was formed in 2017, the Panel has assisted CASA with developing and reviewing various regulations through its Technical Working Groups (TWGs).”
CASA formed ASAP in June 2017 after review findings concluded that CASA was limited in effectiveness by duplication and complexity.
CASA Aviation Safety Advisory Panel
- Prof. Pat Murray – Chair
- Adrianne Fleming – Founder and Operations Manager, Tristar Aviation
- John Gissing – Group Executive Associated Airlines and Services, Qantas
- Dr Reece Clothier – President Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) and Global Airspace Integration Senior Manager Boeing NeXt
- Jim Davis – Chairman, RAAA
- Michael Monck – President, RAAus
- Ray Cronin – Founder and Managing Director of Kestrel, Chief Flying Instructor (Helicopter), current President of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association
- Graeme Crawford – CASA Group Executive Manager Aviation
- Rob Walker – CASA Executive Manager Stakeholder Engagement Division
- Stuart Aggs – Virgin Australia Group Chief Operations Officer
- Mark Thompson – Aviation Australia Technical Training Manager