* CASIA pioneers innovative solutions and explores new technologies to make air travel safer, more efficient and greener. Through shared research initiatives and other forms of cooperation, CASIA benefits the local and international ATM community while engaging a wide range of aviation stakeholders, including customers, partners and educational institutions.

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CASIA events

Young Aviation/Aerospace Australia Launch

The recent launch of Young Aviation/Aerospace Australia (YA/AA) in CASIA saw a fantastic turnout of the next generation of passionate and motivated individuals keen to develop their networks in the aviation industry.

The launch event was made possible by the generous support of Thales Australia. Adam Burford, Vice President, Air Operations, spoke passionately about the industry, and provided members with a glimpse behind the scenes of CASIA - Thales Australia’s centre of excellence that is helping pioneer developments to make air travel safer, greener and more efficient.

Young Aviation/Aerospace Australia was established by parent body Aviation Aerospace Australia (A/AA) for the development of the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals. YA/AA is designed to help aspiring professionals build networks, skills, knowledge and experience and to provide meaningful opportunities to engage with leading Australian and International organisations at informative events hosted by leading Australian organisations.

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Aviation/Aerospace Australia chooses CASIA to host "A conversation with John McCormick CEO & Director of Aviation Safety, CASA"

Thursday, 10 November, saw Aviation/Aerospace Australia invite industry members to come and hear John McCormick, CEO & Director Aviation Safety of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, provide "An Update from the Regulator" and speak on current industry trends and issues affecting the future of the sector.

The event was a success and proved a good networking opportunity for the association's members and guests.

CASIA and Thales Australia look forward more events and a continuing strong relationship with Aviation/Aerospace Australia

CASIA - It's Official

The Victorian Minister Responsible for the Aviation Industry, The Hon. Gordon-Rich Phillips, on 17 May 2011 officially opened CASIA - the Thales Australia Air Operations Centre for Advanced Studies in Air Traffic Management. A pilot himself, the Minister joined Air Operations Vice President, Martin U. Ripple and a large group of industry, customer and government stakeholders in celebrating CASIA's first official engagement.

"CASIA will play a key role in the global efforts to improve air traffic management and we are very pleased to acknowledge the part of the Victorian State Government in supporting the ATM business over the years," said VP Martin U. Ripple. "The Centre is truly groundbreaking. The demonstration and working space is both functional and appealing. But the ability to display our technology and solutions will give us a competitive edge.

It's been a labour of love for many of us here in Air Operations and we are very excited to see the Centre officially open."

CASIA will be used to integrate the research and development that is underway in Europe under the Single European Sky (SESAR) program with the US Next Gen ATM program, further develop our civil-military ATM solutions, as well as to collaborate with universities and customers on training programs.

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