General Aviation Study - Terms of reference

Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to examine the General Aviation (GA) industry in Australia, and outline the challenges facing the GA industry and opportunities to respond to those challenges.

The study will examine:

  • current trends in GA activity;
  • areas of growth and decline in the GA industry;
  • the key economic, demographic and regulatory factors that are impacting on the GA industry;
  • the key challenges facing the GA industry; and
  • opportunities for the GA industry to respond to these challenges.

Terms of Reference are outlined below.

The study will provide a comprehensive overview of the GA industry and assist in identifying potential actions for both the GA industry and Government to consider.

Methodology:

The study will involve both a quantitative analysis of available statistical data on GA activity as well as a qualitative analysis of information provided by industry and Government agency participants, and other relevant sources.

This information will include consultation with key industry participants in addition to the existing annual Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics—General Aviation Activity Survey.

Terms of Reference:

The Terms of Reference for the study are to:

  • define the scope, and provide an overview of, the GA industry;
  • profile significant sectors of the GA industry, including case studies of particular GA businesses;
  • examine trends in GA activity over the past decade including amongst different types of GA operations;
  • identify the key economic, demographic and regulatory factors behind these trends;
  • undertake a comparison of the Australian GA industry with comparable aviation nations (e.g. USA, Canada, NZ);
  • outline the key challenges facing the GA industry; and
  • outline opportunities for the GA industry and Government to respond to these challenges.

Timeframe:

Completed by 30 June 2017.

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Last Updated: 27 October, 2016