Australia: Cancellation of pilot licences - courts reluctant to overturn decisions of Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Last Updated: 3 March 2014
Article by Andrew Tulloch

In brief - Maintaining safety of air navigation is paramount

Two recent decisions in the Federal Court of Australia have further clarified the principles governing the cancellation of pilot licences. Safety of air navigation remains the most important consideration for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and courts are reluctant to interfere in its decisions.

CASA cancels pilot licence following complaint

In Anderson v Civil Aviation Safety Authority [2013] FCA 1367, Justice Jagot was asked to resolve three questions of law:

Andrew Tulloch
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