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Australia's State Aviation Safety Programme

4. State safety promotion

4.2 External communication and dissemination of safety information


CASA utilises a range of safety education and promotion activities aimed at further developing an informed and safety conscious aviation industry and community including targeting emerging safety issues, consistent with its responsibilities under Section 9.2.(a) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.

CASA provides a range of educational and promotional materials to industry and the public and has an active group of aviation safety advisors available to provide assistance and advice to industry. More information about CASA's safety education and promotion can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/education

CASA also publishes a range of manuals and guidance materials which are available to the public and industry. CASA manuals and guidance materials can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/publications-and-resources/landing-page/guidance-materials

Additionally, CASA has developed a range of support tools for industry and its technical staff to ensure better understanding and integration of SMS principles. More information on Australia's adoption of SMS can be found at: www.casa.gov.au/education/standard-page/safety-management-systems


The ATSB also has a responsibility for the communication and dissemination of safety information, particularly information drawn from the results of its investigations and its safety research and analysis.

The ATSB publishes investigation and research reports and delivers targeted safety messages to service providers and their staff and through coordination with CASA in the development and delivery of safety messages.

The ATSB Safety Watch highlights broad safety concerns that come from investigation findings and from occurrence data reported by industry, and provides strategies to help manage risk areas along with links to safety resources. More information on SafetyWatch can be found at: www.atsb.gov.au/safetywatch.aspx


Airservices works with its customers through data exchange and industry fora to address safety issues of mutual concern. It also works with regulators to promote better understanding of operational requirements and to develop training aids for pilots.

Airservices also produces a range of safety communications media on Airservices-related functions and topics. These products are available to the aviation community through established liaison channels, safety magazines and newsletters and through the Airservices website. Examples of these products can be found at: www.airservicesaustralia.com/publications/safety-publications/.


AMSA has a responsibility for the communication and dissemination of safety information in relation to search and rescue, particularly information about the Cospas Sarsat satellite distress beacon detection system. AMSA also produces a range of safety communications media on search and rescue topics. These products are available to the aviation community through the AMSA website and elements are included in safety magazines.

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Last Updated: 10 May, 2016