CASA, AIC to sign deal

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and the Accident Investigation Commission (AIC) will be signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) tomorrow.

The MoU aims to provide clarity on investigations carried out by both entities dealing with aircraft accidents.

Under the Civil Aviation Act, the roles and responsibilities of the AIC and the CASA are defined. However, at operational level, there is a fine line between the investigations carried out by the AIC and that of CASA PNG.

The MoU also facilitates closer cooperation between the two entities in common areas such as sharing resources and aviation safety training.

It is the first of its kind for both agencies and will enable both organisations to be more efficient and effective in the longer term. 

Cedric Patjole