THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has today confirmed there are no current or outstanding safety issues for the Scone airport, further adding there has been “no recent contact between CASA and the Aerodrome operator.”
The clarification was sought following a statement from the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council, published yesterday:
CASA will not ‘grandfather’ known and/or existing safety hazards and non-compliance items where an order to rectify has been issued.
Yesterday, CASA further confirmed in the story CASA Confirms: Scone Airport Won’t Close, “there is no requirement to meet compliance to the new regulations and standards unless individual facilities are upgraded or replaced,” a concept often referred to as grandfathering.
Special thanks to the public relations team of two at CASA, who have been responsive, thorough and accessible in addressing questions regarding the Scone airport. Considering the huge scope of work they have nationwide, being so responsive to a localised issue affecting the Scone community is refreshing and appreciated.
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- Letter: Consultant Supports Upgrade – October 21, 2019.