• Parliament House Canberra. (Department of Defence - LAC Michael Green)
    Parliament House Canberra. (Department of Defence - LAC Michael Green)

The Senate Committee on Regional and Rural Affairs and Transport (RRAT) will hold public hearings for the inquiry into the general aviation industry at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday.

Starting at 0900, the committee–chaired by Senator Susan McDonald–is planning to hear from nine groups  who are expected to give their views on the state of general aviation and the regulatory impact.

The nine groups scheduled to appear are:

  • McDermott Aviation
  • AOPA Australia
  • North Queensland Aviation Services
  • Aerial Application Association of Australia
  • Regional Aviation Association of Australia
  • Robert Cassidy ATPL
  • RAAus
  • Glen Buckley
  • CASA

The inquiry, which is still scheduled to table an interim report in parliament on 10 December, has attracted 43 submissions from individuals, operators, industry groups, associations and community groups, canvassing ideas on everything from safety regulation to airport closures, aircraft noise, medicals and most issues current in the aviation community today.

People planning to travel to Canberra for the hearing will need to check what COVID restrictions apply to the ACT and how to apply for exemptions and permits.

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