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Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community.  Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government agencies achieve the intended results of their outcome statements.  Agencies are required to identify the programs which contribute to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

CASA has a single key portfolio outcome is described in this section supported by a number of performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of CASA in achieving this outcome.

Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.

Outcome 1 Strategy

CASAs portfolio outcome will be achieved by delivering its strategic direction articulated in the CASA Corporate Plan and by performing its day-to-day regulatory functions and activities as presented in the authoritys divisional business and risk management plans.

Outcome 1 expense and resource statement

Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 1, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses and resources for Outcome 1

Contributions to Outcome 1

Program 1.1: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Program 1.1 Objective
Develop and maintain a quality safety regulatory framework and oversight its application through effective entry control, surveillance, education and enforcement to maintain, enhance and promote civil aviation safety.
Program 1.1 Expenses
The increase in CASAs program expenses is primarily due to the strengthening of CASAs capacity to maintain and enhance aviation safety, as detailed in the Budget measure, as well as forecast changes in the aviation industry in the forward years.
  2009-10
Revised
Budget
$'000
2010-11
Budget

$'000
2011-12
Forward
year 1
$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 2
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No. 1)
 50 125  42 779  42 757  42 784  42 816
Special Appropriations  
Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special
Appropriation) Act 1988 - s4
 79 768  104 646  110 191  116 072  124 447
Expenses not requiring appropriation in
the Budget year
 23 994  22 641  21 694  19 491  18 519
Total program expenses  153 887  170 066  174 642  178 347  185 782
Program 1.1 Deliverables
  • Enhance focus on regulating aviation safety
    CASA will focus its efforts to maintain, enhance and promote safety in civil aviation as set out in the Civil Aviation Act. CASAs work will centre on safety management and risk management techniques to achieve improved safety outcomes.

  • Enhance governance and operational efficiency
    CASA, is committed to being accountable to the Minister, Parliament and the Australian people.  Key deliverables include the effective implementation and operation of Board and organisational governance and reporting and operational arrangements consistent with legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • Enhance relationships with key aviation participants
    The relationship between CASA and the key aviation participants will work best if they understand CASAs commitment to improving aviation safety and safe outcomes.  CASA will develop processes and systems that ensure everything CASA requires of industry is justifiable on the grounds of safety.  CASA is working to make sure decisions are fair, consistent and reflect systematic evaluation by competent professionals.
Deliverables Year Target
Enhance the regulation of aviation safety. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Enhanced regulation of aviation safety.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Enhance governance and operational efficiency. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Enhanced level of governance and operational efficiency.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Enhance relationships with key aviation participants. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Enhanced level of relationships.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing - refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Program 1.1 Key performance indicators2
  • Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector.
  • Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Number of accidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Reducing trend.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
Number of incidents per hours flown, by industry sector. 2009-10 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2010-11 Budget Reducing trend.
2011-12 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2012-13 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2010-11 Budget target.

2These measures are considered as high-level performance measures with many government agencies and wider industry operators contributing to the outcome.

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