Updated Aviation State Safety Programme released

Media Release


06 May 2016

Australia's updated Aviation State Safety Programme was released by the Australian Government today.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said Australia has an advanced aviation safety system in place and is one of the safest places to fly in the world.

“Regardless of these strengths, however, even a mature system must look for continuous improvements in response to the growing diversity of the aviation industry,” Mr Chester said.

“It is important we continue to adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing domestic and international aviation market, including in the area of aviation safety.

“Australia's updated State Safety Programme continues to clearly outline the strong governance framework underpinning Australia's aviation safety system.”

Mr Chester said the programme has been expanded to include challenges facing the system and sets out Australia's short, medium and long-term aviation safety objectives.

“The programme is consistent with the approach to safety management outlined in the International Civil Aviation Organization's Global Aviation Safety Plan and will be reviewed every three years,” Mr Chester said.

“Public and industry submissions received on a draft programme released for comment in December 2015 were also considered before the programme was finalised.”

The programme was developed by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, in consultation with other Government agencies including the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the Department of Defence, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

The updated Aviation State Safety Programme is available at: infrastructure.gov.au/aviation/safety/ssp/index.aspx