CASA has launched a new safety website for pilots that aims to compile key safety information in one place.
The hub forms part of a new ‘Your safety is in your hands’ campaign that encourages aviators to keep up to date with aviation safety developments, refresh their knowledge and invest in their development.
CASA chief executive Pip Spence said, “With the help from the ATSB, we’ve been able to build our campaign and safety topics based on accident and incident data. Each quarter we will focus on a new safety topic with information and online resources available through the new CASA pilot safety hub.
“Airservices Australia and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) have also contributed to our campaign by providing information and resources on operating at controlled aerodromes and navigating weather and forecasting.
“Aimed at the Australian pilot community, we’ve been working on a range of resources for local flying schools and industry associations to encourage their students and members to get involved.”
The campaign is also backed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus), and the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA).
“Having safety information and useful resources on-hand in the one place is an asset to our members and the wider piloting community,” he said.
AHIA Chief Executive, Paul Tyrell, said that they supported the campaign and would be looking at how to encourage their members to engage and think about aviation safety.
“Helicopter pilots face similar risks to traditional fixed wing pilots, and we welcome any activity or initiative to encourage pilots no matter what their aircraft type to think about safety.”