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Airservices Bob Peake receives PSM for outstanding service to the aviation industry

15 Jun 2016

Airservices Senior Advisor, Communications, Navigation and Surveillance, Bob Peake was awarded a Public Service Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations for his outstanding public service to aviation safety.

With a career spanning over 50 years in air traffic management engineering, his contribution to the industry has led to major global developments in aviation safety.

On congratulating Mr Peake, Airservices Chief Executive Officer, Jason Harfield, said his recent achievement was well-deserved.

“Bob has made exceptional and pioneering contributions to aviation safety during his career, in particular to Australia’s reputation as a world leader in air traffic management and the safe and efficient delivery of air traffic services,” Mr Harfield said.

His work with redrafting the International Civil Aviation Organization standards of improvements to radar technology led to the implementation of Secondary Surveillance Mode S Radar system, the airborne collision avoidance system and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast technology.

Mr Peake was the Project Manager for the development and implementation of The Australian Advanced Air Traffic System in the early 1990s, a system considered as the centrepiece to modernise and consolidate Australia’s civilian air traffic control system.

In receiving the medal, Mr Peake said he was honoured to be recognised for his efforts.

“My work at Airservices has been extremely rewarding and I am humbled to have been honoured with such a prestigious acknowledgment,” Mr Peake said.

“It has been a privilege to work around the world to deliver safety benefits for the aviation industry.”

Airservices is regarded as a world leader in air traffic safety and is consistently ranked among the top three countries in the world as part of international benchmarking of air navigation service providers.