Thursday August 21, 2014

MH17 shootdown highlights “gap in the system”

MH17 shootdown highlights “gap in the system”

Airlines need clear and accurate information on where and when it is safe to fly, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says. While the tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine “exposed a gap in the... [Continue reading]

Virgin pilots call for air traffic control inquiry

Virgin pilots call for air traffic control inquiry

One of the unions representing Virgin Australia pilots has called for a government inquiry into Australia’s air traffic control systems. The Virgin Independent Pilots Association (VIPA) says federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss needs to... [Continue reading]

Airservices appoints Barton as Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs

Airservices appoints Barton as Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs

Airservices has announced the appointment of Ms Mairi Barton as Executive General Manager, Corporate and Industry Affairs. An Airservices statement says Ms Barton has more than 20 years of communications and public affairs experience which spans state... [Continue reading]

Australian Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

Australian Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

The annual Australian Airports Association National Conference and exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 23-27 2014. The AAA expects more than 600 delegates to visit the conference to hear speakers drawn... [Continue reading]

GBAS launched at Sydney Airport

GBAS launched at Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport’s Ground Based Augmentation System – GBAS – has been commissioned into service, clearing the way for operational use of the technology which ultimately promises GPS-augmented precision guidance approaches to CAT III mimima standards. Sydney... [Continue reading]

New Zealand launches New Southern Sky aviation plan

New Zealand launches New Southern Sky aviation plan

New Zealand has launched a comprehensive National Air Navigation and Airspace Plan to modernise its entire aviation management system in an ambitious 10-year timeframe. Dubbed ‘New Southern Sky’, the plan aims to address all of NZ’s aviation-related... [Continue reading]

Airservices says work to start on new fire station for Coffs Harbour

Airservices Australia says it will commence construction of a new $11.4 million aviation rescue fire station at Coffs Harbour Airport this week. Airservices Executive general manager projects and engineering, Mark Rodwell, said that the new fire station... [Continue reading]

New Zealand publishes draft report on ‘SMART Approaches’

New Zealand publishes draft report on ‘SMART Approaches’

Auckland Airport, Airways New Zealand and the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) have released a draft report on the SMART Approaches flight path trial. The SMART Approaches trial tested three new flight approaches to Auckland airport,... [Continue reading]

RFDS endorses ADS-B for remote ops

RFDS endorses ADS-B for remote ops

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has endorsed the rollout of the Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B). The system is a satellite-based technology enabling aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic control and other pilots, particularly... [Continue reading]

Re-analysis of MH370 data confirms Indian Ocean search area

Re-analysis of MH370 data confirms Indian Ocean search area

A re-analysis of raw data from satellite communications provider Inmarsat has confirmed the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean after running out of fuel. The analysis of 45 pages of raw data which details ‘handshake’... [Continue reading]

CASA finds airspace issues for Wellcamp airport

CASA finds airspace issues for Wellcamp airport

Wellcamp airport nearing completion just outside Toowoomba is expected to have some air traffic management issues given its close proximity to two other airfields, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says. The CASA Office of Airspace Regulation’s... [Continue reading]

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