Australia To Revamp Civil Aviation Authority

 - October 10, 2007, 6:33 AM

The structure of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is undergoing a major overhaul as the government responds to constant pressure from the aviation industry to improve the agency. The changes, expected to be implemented next month, include the removal of CASA’s board of directors. The position of the director of aviation safety will be replaced by a full-time CEO. Reforms to the CASA enforcement processes are also on tap, after several aviation businesses were forced to close following alleged arbitrary action by CASA staff.