ADS-B pioneer recognised for contribution to aviation13-04-2011 -
Greg Dunstone, a 40-year veteran of Airservices, has been awarded the prestigious Lawrence Hargrave Award for 2011.
The award was announced by the Royal Aeronautical Society in Canberra last night.
The award recognises Greg’s pioneering work and leadership in the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology in Australia, the Asia-Pacific Region and around the world.
Airservices Chief Executive Officer, Greg Russell, said that Greg had led the organisation’s ADS-B initiatives since the first trial in 2000 and was the driving force behind the successful deployment of the technology.
“ADS-B is going to play an integral part in the future of air traffic management and Australia has been a world leader in the use of this technology,” Mr Russell said.
“When we began operational use of the network in upper airspace across the continent it was, and still is, the most ambitious ADS-B deployment. Greg has been instrumental in every element of this project.
“I join all Airservices employees in congratulating Greg on receiving this award.”
Greg’s work on ADS-B over the last ten years has seen him appointed to a number of committees planning the introduction of ADS-B around the world and his advice is regularly sought internationally.
Prior to his work on ADS-B, Greg was the technical lead on the Radar Sensor Procurement Programme (RASPP) and the lead engineer for the introduction of The Australian Advanced Air Traffic System (TAAATS).
The Lawrence Hargrave Award is presented every two years and recognises achievement at all levels and in all disciplines of aerospace within Australia.
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