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Old 25th Nov 2008, 12:16
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The Bruce Byron Legacy

I understand that Bruce finishes at CASA at the end of the month after five years stewardship. Five years is a long time given past experience. What has changed in his time and what is he leaving behind?
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 13:04
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What has changed in his time and what is he leaving behind?
Ahhh! Let me think. Hmmm. Is it...? Hmmm. I got it...wait...no...would it be an empty office? No? Well, I pass. Next question please.



In his defense though, his bucket of beans was taken and replaced with a handful of beans and he was expected to disappear with the CASA and not come back unless he had the goose that laid the golden eggs.

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Old 25th Nov 2008, 13:14
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Bruce Byron is about as much use as tits on a bull.
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 13:15
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BRUCE BYRON TO REMAIN FOR LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

14 Nov 08

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, announced today that CASA CEO, Bruce Byron, will stay on for a "little longer" to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Bruce was scheduled to complete his five year term as CEO at the end of this month. He will remain in the position until the recruitment process for the new CEO is completed and transition can begin.
The 'gos is that we may see someone from o/s take the job...????

Just have to wait and see
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 17:10
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Great a new broom to come in from O/S.

My agenda if successful in seeking this position,

Control costs, right, that's easy lets let go 10% of the workforce.Nice reduction in operating costs and an immediate tick in the box for one of my KPI's.

Bring new ideas to the table to promote aviation in Australia, lets hold public seminars around the country to hear what the industry is telling us, that should keep the rabble off my back for at least a year whilst we slowly produce an obscure report that everyone has long forgotten about.

Delivering worlds best practice to stakeholders, spend millions of tax payers money via an expensive media consulting company in informing our clients what a great job were doing.

Create a culture of pure administrators who hold no intrest in aviation or the industry,
er, cant really do much more on this front, next.

Promote our own departments growth above other aviation departments at the expense of the industry, er again not much more to do here either.



The above is of course a tong in cheek look at how i would control the department if i got the gig, simple really this CEO bit.


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Old 25th Nov 2008, 18:52
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Where do I apply?!!!

There is so much crap that needs to be cleaned up in OZ it would take me five years worth of time just to start to begin to straighten this out!

I'd do it in a heartbeat!
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 22:14
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A legacy of nothing>>
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 22:20
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Well I for one think he did an OK job.

As has been discussed on other threads Byron was given a poison challice, reduced budget and a complete sh1t fight on two fronts ( 1-staff/industry relations and 2-"the regulatory reform"process).

Here we are a few years later and relations are much better (not perfect) with the industry, I think the MOS ( manuals of standards ) are a good concept but very poorly written, there a many additions within these documents that are not supported in the legislation, personal opinions haved snuck into the requirements.

CASA appears to have formed into more of a corporation than a government department, but that was what the PM wanted.
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 22:55
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According to that great industry flag bearer Australian Aviation he is leaving behind a legacy that includes;
...8000 accidents and incidents reported annually...
...75 percent rise in structural incidents involving aircraft accross Australia...
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...also a 26 percent increase in incidents relating to aircraft powerplants over the five years...
Although the artical was not directly related to BB, It covers his period in the position.
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 23:05
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BB is leaving CASA with a hat full of "touchy feely" ATIs and SSSs and inspectors who did not meet the mandatory requirements for employment and who were recruited under the "Kendell's Club Scheme."
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 09:41
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He had a great opportunity after Toller to do good thing but he is a dud. My personal opinion .
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Old 27th Nov 2008, 10:08
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Thumbs up

Given the political interference, lobby group noise and legal department drivel that binds CASA, Bruce appears to have to steered battleship CASA on a course that at least heads in the right direction. I believe that the benefits of where CASA is heading will be largely seen in the future, especially breaking the CASA/Canberra placenta by moving out of Canberra and next to Brissy airport. It must be a rotten job always tap-dancing to minister's ever changing whims, and being driven by non-aviation minded legal boffins, and cost-recovery agents of government. If anyone has been on a Rapac group or similar you would be forgiven in thinking that herding cats would be an easier task, so driving the whole operation from above would require great patience and determination. The people in there are all well-meaning, but have various cultures and beliefs and wants. In particular I am glad the whole MOS and instructor standards being pushed out there.

As for an increase in incident reporting, this is normally a sign of a healthy attitude to reporting, provided accidents are prevented concurrently. So you would need to look at the big picture before deeming it a bad thing.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 02:04
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Well there's a soon to be ex CEO of an iconic Australian airline who finishes up his contract today that might be available if the remuneration were appropriate to his skill level and industry experience.

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Old 28th Nov 2008, 07:18
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Maybe that ex-CEO of the iconic Australian airline resigned so he could take up that position.....we shall see
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 08:26
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The Next CEO......

I just might know a bloke.......

Dark hair and usually wears dark rimmed glasses.....

(This is a Rumour Network...)
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 08:54
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d.n.s now that cracked me up! well done.

if i were one of the hardworking boys and girls @CASA i'd be afraid.......very afraid of him!
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 12:08
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BB obviously had a big plans for improving aviation safety with introduction of (as I understand) highly paid ATIs and SSS.

However, looking at that group from industry pesrpective , three attributes stand out very prominently as we have found out 1. under worked 2. under qualified and generally non aviation SMS background 3. attempt to regulate by bluff.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 04:15
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BB obviously had a big plans for improving aviation safety with introduction of (as I understand) highly paid ATIs and SSS
Pardon my ignorance - I have heard of CASA inspectors as either Flying Operations or Airworthiness but what are ATI or SSS?
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 07:49
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SSS - I hope that they are not one S, nastier than the SS

ATI - are they the air training group?, or were they FTO's


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Old 1st Dec 2008, 11:56
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A surreal day. Someone mentioned that they had read that BB's success will be judged by his moving CASA operations staff out of Canberra. I mentioned it to someone else and they said what a joke! Mentioned that all is not happy in the quinntessential world and a lot have left. Maybe that is why BB is staying on to work it out?
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