Press Kit Summary
Avalon Airshow 2011
Mar 05, 2011 Airservices is a major sponsor of Avalon 2011 and will conduct a range of activities and make several announcements as part of the event. More than 35 personnel from Airservices work behind the scenes to visitors and participants safe - including air traffic controllers, aviation fire fighters and technical staff.
This press kit includes four media releases and nine photographs covering Airservices involvement at the event.
Airservices and RAAF committed to greater harmonisation
Airservices and the Royal Australian Air Force have reiterated their commitment to working together to deliver the future air traffic management system for Australia.
The comments were made at the opening address of the Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) yesterday, where senior civil and military leaders from throughout the world explore plans for civil and military collaboration.
Airservices Chief Executive Officer, Greg Russell, and The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, said that the two organisations would continue to work together with a common goal of implementing a joint air traffic management system.
“What we have now in Australia is a unique opportunity in which both the military and civilian air traffic management systems are approaching their end of life. This presents a generational opportunity to procure a common air traffic management platform for Australia,” Mr Russell said yesterday.
Mr Russell said harmonisation in Australia would be well supported by the transition to satellite-based technology already underway in Australian skies.
"This is also consistent with moves by ICAO and IATA to actively encourage greater coordination and cooperation between civil and military authorities,” he said.
Mr Russell said this would ensure the air traffic system could cope with increasing complexity brought about by the ongoing and rapid evolutions in aircraft and avionics technology.
Airservices was also exploring opportunities to align infrastructure needs, asset management and future upgrade programs relating to air traffic management.
“Working together, our commitment is to successfully harmonise civil-military aviation to deliver a wide range of benefits, including greater airspace efficiency, joint training and greater industry capability,” Mr Russell said.
Harmonisation activities between the two organisations was one of the initiatives set out in the government’s National Aviation Policy White Paper released in December 2009.
In April 2010, Airservices and the Air Force signed a Joint Operational Concept to develop and implement harmonised civil and military air traffic management systems.
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