Changes to the membership of the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) have been made, with three new members joining.

The new members joined the ASAP at a meeting on 20 June, and will serve for two years.

The new ASAP members are:

  • Ms Adrianne Fleming OAM – A founder of Tristar Aviation in Moorabbin providing flight training and charter services (General Aviation sector)
  • Captain Ray Cronin – Founder and Managing Director of Kestrel, Chief Flying Instructor (Helicopter), current President of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) (Rotary sector)
  • Dr Reece Clothier – President Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) and Global Airspace Integration Senior Manager Boeing NeXt (RPAS sector).

CASA’s CEO and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody, said he has made changes to the membership of the panel to refresh the expertise of the membership and align it with current areas of focus.

“I would like to thank Rob Sharp (Virgin Australia), Caroline Wilkie (Australian Airports Association) and Greg Russell (TAAAF) for their contribution to the panel.

“They have been integral in the success of the panel by providing high level and objective advice from their many years of valuable experience in the aviation industry.

“Since the introduction of new consultative arrangements with the formation of the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel on 1 July 2017, the panel has assisted CASA with developing and reviewing many regulations ranging from drone registration, fatigue rules, dangerous goods, airworthiness and the six flight operations regulations last year,” Mr Carmody said.

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