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Snapshot of results - portfolio outcome

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

Against the nine performance criteria in CASA’s Portfolio Budget Statements, seven of 11 targets were achieved, while four were partly achieved.

Data suggest a decreasing trend in the aviation industry accident rate over the past five years, with the incident rate remaining virtually stable since 2015.

See the annual performance statement for full results against CASA’s Portfolio Budget Statements performance criteria

Overall Industry accident/incident trend Data suggest a decreasing trend in the aviation industry accident rate over the past five years, with the incident rate remaining virtually stable since 2015.

Note: The accident and incident rate information was calculated on a calendar year basis. This is due to flying hours being collected by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) on a calendar year basis through an annual survey.

Both fatal and non-fatal accidents are included in the accident rate calculation, and similarly, both serious and non-serious incidents are included in the incident rate calculation.

A moving average rate has been plotted to help display any underlying trends.

Sources: Australian Transport Safety Bureau Air Safety Incident Reports and BITRE published flying hours.