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Malcolm Rusby,
TAG Aviation
mrusby@tagaviation.co.uk

Simon Drakeley
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CASE

Our Constitution

1. BACKGROUND AND TITLE
The Corporate Aviation Safety Executive (CASE) was formed by a like minded group of Safety Managers in an effort to collate data and monitor trends over the whole business aviation community with the express purpose of improving aviation safety. It has a ‘flat’ hierarchy which hopes to promote a free and open exchange of information. No one member has any more influence than any other. This is an inclusive group which welcomes anyone with an interest in safety who are willing to promote the groups objectives and act in confidence.


2. OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the CASE are to:
-Pursue the highest standards of aviation safety with particular emphasis on Business Aviation.
-Facilitate the free exchange of aviation safety data in an open forum.
-Maintain an appropriate liaison with other bodies concerned with aviation safety.
-Provide assistance to operators establishing and maintaining a flight safety organisation.


3. MEETING REGULARITY
The group will aim to convene quarterly. A list of locations and dates will be produced and promulgated on the website as early as possible the previous calendar year.


4. CONFIDENTIALITY
a. The effectiveness of the CASE depends upon trust to enable matters relating to aviation safety to be discussed openly and freely. Therefore, the confidentiality and de-identification of information exchanged must be observed by all Members and Advisers. For this reason the “Confidential Warning”, which is based on the Chatham House Rule (1), is read out at each CASE meeting and is to be included on the meeting register which Members sign as accepting the Rule of Confidentiality. The full text of the Confidential Warning is as follows:
“Details of accidents, serious incidents and incidents which may be discussed at this meeting are to be regarded as confidential. You are entitled to make use of the information within your own organisation but it must be used with discretion. Members are not to be quoted by name or organisation without their prior authority.”

b. The Minutes record matters discussed in the SIE Meeting fall under the Rule of Confidentiality. Circulation of Minutes to non-CASE Members is forbidden, either in whole or part. However, wider distribution of the de-identified information of the Minutes is allowed.
(1) Chatham House Rule states ‘when a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.’
Corporate Aviation Safety Executive Constitution


5. MEMBERSHIP
a. Eligibility for Membership. Membership of the CASE is available to all bodies involved in or concerned with aviation safety.

b. Application for Membership. All new applications for membership must be submitted to one of the CASE ‘Points of Contact’ (PoC) as soon as it is practicable to do so. Additional information will be required from the applicant to support their request. This membership exists in perpetuity until the member asks to resign from the group.


6. STATEMENTS TO THE MEDIA CASE
Members’ Representatives are not to make statements concerning CASE business to the media or its representatives without the prior permission of the group.


7. APPOINTMENT OF ADVISERS
Appropriate individuals or organisations may be appointed as advisers by the CASE to attend regular meetings of the CASE. Such advisers will be subject to the rules and regulations of membership and be eligible to receive Minutes and associated documentation, but will not have voting rights.

8. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS
a. Members and their representatives will order their conduct in furtherance of the objectives of the CASE at all times.

b. If necessary, any complaints of conduct which are contrary to CASE objectives and standards will be investigated by the PoC or delegated individuals of CASE or an impartial tribunal appointed by them. Before the investigation commences, the allegation is to be made known to the Member in writing. The Member concerned will be given the opportunity to respond to the complaint or allegation, to call witnesses and to cross-examine any witness called by the Officers or a tribunal appointed by them.

c. The Officers or appointed tribunal may recommend expulsion, temporary suspension of membership or dismissal of the complaint or allegation. In all respects, the investigation, subsequent proceedings and actions taken must be in accordance with the rules of natural justice.