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					  ‘Aviation Safety Regulation – Setting the Sights for the Future’


                                                             A Strong Bilateral
                                                               Relationship.
          The Europe-US
                                                               Australia and
           International                                       New Zealand
          Aviation Safety
            Conference                                         John (Hondo) Gratton
               2005                                            CASA
                                                               Steve Douglas CAA NZ

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  Close Friends – Australia/ New Zealand
  Separated by the Tasman Sea and 4 hours
   flight time.
         Population - 20M/4M.
            Size – 7.6 M sg kms/ 270k sq kms
               – Shared history
  Close aviation industry
     Aircraft Registered – 14,000/3,800 *
        AOC Holders - 965 /160
           – Both countries have light aircraft design and
             production industries.



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  Inter Government initiatives

        Whole of Government/s approach.

                 Closer Economic Ties Regulations
                 Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition
                  Agreement
                  - Covers virtually all personnel licensing, eg
                  plumbers, painters and pilots.
                       Some additional controls added by
                       Authorities.




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  CASA/CAA Initiatives
         Mutual acceptance of TC/STC/TSOA/APMA.
         Rules – Exchange of views/ common outcomes.
         Workforce – Exchange/lending of resources or
          expertise.


  Economic Reality
         Workforce – Regular Trans Tasman migration
          of workers.
         Corporate – Many bi-National companies.
         Global – Both countries in a „global‟
          competition.


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  Australia/New Zealand Open Skies
   Agreement

         In 1996 Both governments agreed on a Single
          Aviation Market principle leading to mutual
          recognition of Air Operators certificates.

         I will now ask Steve Douglas to cover this in
          some detail.




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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand


  Origins of Aust/NZ Mutual Recognition
     1996 Single Aviation Market Arrangements
                      Removed route and capacity restrictions
                      Part of wider CER objectives
         “Open Skies” Air Services Agreement
         2000 Commitment by Transport Ministers


  Airlines wanted full benefits of SAM/Open Skies
     Removal of duplicate certification
     Reduced compliance costs



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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand

  What was the MR Brief?
  Broad commitment by safety authorities-
     “Cooperating with a view to achieving mutual
      recognition of all aviation related certification
      not covered by TTMRA by December 2003”

  Authorities to determine “what” and “how”
  Project brought together Aus/NZ agencies
     CASA/CAA/DOTARS/NZMOT
     Policy/legal/operational expertise
     Regular meetings from Aug 2001
                      Steering Group + specialist sub groups



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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand


  MR Regime proposed:
    Recognises the comparable level of safety
      achieved under each country‟s civil aviation
      regulatory system, within scope of ASA
    Accepts that detailed differences exist in
      requirements, standards and application of
      regulatory processes in each system
    Allows eligible air operators to conduct
      domestic operations in other country without
      issue of “host” AOC
                      Airline AOCs issued by CASA and CAA
                      Part 119/121 operations > 30 pass seats



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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand

  MR Principles adopted
    Recognition of AOCs for airlines domiciled in
      each country – “AOCs with ANZA privileges”
    Recognition achieved in both countries by
      adoption of similar provisions in respective
      Acts - “Mirror” legislation
    Recognition confined initially to airline sector
    Regulatory systems remain intact and are not
      “mixed” – one AOC/responsible authority
    High-level Agreement
                      States MR principle
                      Charts future direction
                      Provides for Operational Agreement &
                      Cooperation in application and enforcement of
                       MR by each authority


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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand

  How MR regime deals with safety issues
     “Temporary stop notice” - operator to stop
      operations when host authority determines
      there is a serious risk to safety
                      Requires the “home” regulator to act
                       immediately to consider the safety issue
                      Notice issued for period of up to 7 days
                      Obligation on AOC holder to immediately cease
                       operations upon receipt of notice
         Provision for change of operator “domicile”
                      Where authorities direct this in interest of civil
                       aviation safety, or
                      When holder no longer meets criteria regarding
                       location of effective management control


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                 Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                           New Zealand

         Authorities to consult on application of MR
                      Information on standards and procedures

  Status of MR proposal
     NZ Act amendment assent March 2004
     Aus legislation to be reintroduced mid 2005;
       follows 2004 review by Senate Committee


  Project success factors …
     High level focus maintained
     Knowledge/understanding of each other‟s
       systems
     Joint development of MR legislation


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                         Mutual Recognition in Australia and
                                   New Zealand




     Representing a strong Bilateral
     Relationship, Australia and New
     Zealand are happy to have
     provided this presentation to
     the Europe/US International
     Safety Conference 2005



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