Discussion in 'AUS/NZ General Discussion' started by Steve L, Feb 11, 2016.
This will surely open another can of worms. Hopefully Jabiru will gain out of this.
Like that's never been tried before Senator Barry O'Sullivan...
The Senator is trying to save an Australian business, WTF would you prefer him to do?
Thats what I thought Bex, too many companies are or have left out shores and thats by their own choice.
The Bill and Barry show ............ at least they seem to actually have a idea of the issues and care.
I look forward to the next chapter in the ongoing saga
Bex your point is well taken. My post was about CASA having a history of ignoring ministerial directions and getting away with it. This is actually a more extreme version of disobedience than being threatened with a senate enquiry, then being the subject of one AND EVEN THEN ignoring the directions to implement the recommendations from the enquiry.
I have no suggestions for Senator O'Sullivan other than good luck. If I come up with something I'll go see him myself because I drive past his office in Canberra most days.
This isn't some soulless machine, this is the behaviour of individual people inside CASA. Who they are, I have no idea.
Now we have just have to get Barnaby up to speed too and things are going to start happening. I don't care what colour your politics is, if that performance by your elected representative, representing your issues to your regulator didn't impress you, you are fairly hard to please.
Barnaby flies small charter a lot and I believe those guys word him up.
I really believe that is one of the best parliamentary discussions I've heard for a long time. Hopefully will go a long way to helping Jabiru?
Spoke to Barnaby's office this morning; he has had quite a few complaints about CASA and wants an email to pass on.
If you've noticed, in GA CASA has off loaded any responsibility to the overseas manufacturers and the aircraft operators for keeping up with ADs, maintenance schedules etc. If they deal with Australian manufacturers they must take responsibility themselves for AD's issued. You can draw your own conclusions about what game is being played here.
Neither Skidmore nor Aleck looked impressive IMO.
I was concerned about how little either politician knew about the issue. They didn't even know that the Jab engines are made in Bundaberg. I was also concerned that it was publicly stated by a senator that Jabiru are about to fold. It will be bad for everybody if Jabiru goes under, probably quickly followed by Camit. No parts or ongoing maintenance for a fifth of the RAA fleet, followed by a lack of competitiveness for the Eurogliders.
Dave, I think politicians often know the answer to the questions they are asking. They just want the other side to have to say it out loud. When in an adversarial situation, I always bear in mind the saying "never ask a question you don't already know the answer to".
Yep, they got Skidmore to say that CASA took out the "ran out of fuel incidents". I have no idea whether this is so but Skidmore better hope it is.
Who will ever know if he doesn't have to cough up the data used to inform their decision to restrict Jab operations.
This website suggests the raw data came from RA-Aus
More info on the source of the data here:
Mate, you may want to research the professional qualifications of this particular senator in relation to his career in aviation incident investigation - and take on board the comments of 2tonne. May change your mind, maybe not, just a suggestion.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
Police officer 1976-91.
Grazier from 1979.
Managing Director, Jilbridge Pty Ltd and NewLands Group Holdings Pty Ltd 1991-2013."
Well done Senators O'sullivan and Heffernan ... Skidmore appears to be on the skids a little.
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