CASA to replace regulatory IT systems

Aviation regulatory agency looks to save costs by choosing standardised software

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is replacing its Aviation Industry Regulatory System (AIRS) IT system with off-the-shelf software to save costs.

AIRS went into production in 2005 and is a central repository for information on individuals, companies and permissions associated with CASA’s core customer base. Since than, CASA has added small systems to the IT environment.

According to department documents, these systems have increased costs and complexity of the IT architecture over time.

CASA instead is looking to replace the AIRS system with an off-the-shelf replacement that still allows the agency to internally develop required applications. The system would also allow the department to configure software to provide on-screen alerts at critical processing points to ensure all business rules for items such as licence processing are enacted.

“The software must be able to support CASA’s interactions with its clients including licensing processing, aircraft register processing, medical records and online examinations," documents from the department read.

The authority also requires an application programming interface (API) that allows integration with other business applications to create, read, update and delete client information. Audit trails to track changes to sensitive data fields are also needed.

CASA's primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.

The deadline for suppliers is 19 October.

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