Appointment of Aircraft Noise Ombudsman

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Appointment of Aircraft Noise Ombudsman

3 Feb 2017

Airservices Chair Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) has today announced the appointment of Ms Narelle Bell as Australia’s next Aircraft Noise Ombudsman. Ms Bell will take up her appointment on 8 February 2017.

Airservices ready and waiting for Santa to visit Australia

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Airservices ready and waiting for Santa to visit Australia

22 Dec 2016

Airservices has today released a video showing the flight path that Santa will take this week that enables him to visit more than nine million homes on Christmas Eve. Santa’s flight path specifies where he will fly on Christmas Eve along with the technology that is fitted to his sleigh.

Being flight ready

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Being flight ready

24 May 2016

Aviators are reminded that almost 180 ground-based navigation aids and associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week after Australia earlier this year moved to more accurate, mandated satellite navigation technology.

Appointment of Airservices Australia CEO

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Appointment of Airservices Australia CEO

4 Mar 2016

The Chair of Airservices Australia, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) reaffirmed today that the Board of Airservices Australia has undertaken a recruitment process for the CEO that is consistent with best practice in both the public and private sectors.

32 trainee air traffic controllers reach key career milestone

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32 trainee air traffic controllers reach key career milestone

4 Mar 2016

Airservices has enhanced the delivery of safe and efficient air traffic control following the graduation in Brisbane of 32 new controllers from a 24-month intensive program that has given them the skills to manage the flow of aircraft into, and out of, and across Australian airspace.

OneSKY Australia—one step closer

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OneSKY Australia—one step closer

25 Feb 2016

Unifying Australian skies under one air traffic management system has taken another step forward today, with the signing of a contract with Thales Australia for advanced work on software design assurance for Australia’s future air traffic management system.

Gold Coast ILS approval

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Gold Coast ILS approval

25 Jan 2016

Today the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Warren Truss MP, approved the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) at Gold Coast Airport.

Airservices releases Santa’s flight path

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Airservices releases Santa’s flight path

21 Dec 2015

Airservices has today released a video showing the flight path that Santa will take on Christmas Eve. And for the first time, Australia’s provider of air traffic control services has received a helping hand from a group of Aussie kids.

Airservices air traffic control graduates take to the skies

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Airservices air traffic control graduates take to the skies

4 Dec 2015

Airservices has enhanced the delivery of safe and efficient air traffic control following the graduation of 38 new controllers from a 24-month intensive program that has given them the skills to manage the safe and efficient flow of aircraft into, out of, and across Australian airspace.

Airservices technical trainees take flight

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Airservices technical trainees take flight

30 Nov 2015

Twelve new Airservices technical trainees have graduated from an intense training program that has given them the skills to maintain Australia’s air navigation and surveillance equipment and keep our skies safe.

Airservices focused on safety and efficiency

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Airservices focused on safety and efficiency

2 Nov 2015

Airservices Australia, the national air navigation services provider, continued to make significant investment in delivering a safer and more efficient national airways system in 2014-15, as outlined in its Annual Report published today.

Becoming ‘match fit’ for the future

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Becoming ‘match fit’ for the future

23 Oct 2015

The opportunities for Airservices to continue its transformation to meet the challenges currently facing the industry were the focus of Acting Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield’s speech to the Regional Aviation Association of Australia’s annual conference this afternoon.

Airservices explores space-based ADS-B technology

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Airservices explores space-based ADS-B technology

6 Oct 2015

Airservices will assess space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) as part of ongoing efforts by the air navigation service provider to look for ways to improve service and efficiency for its airline customers.

Airservices ramps up contribution to aerospace

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Airservices ramps up contribution to aerospace

10 Sep 2015

Airservices has become a corporate partner of the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community, the Royal Aeronautical Society, to actively contribute to education and information exchange within the aviation industry across Australia and around the world.

Safety first in Tasmania

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Safety first in Tasmania

2 Sep 2015

Flying into and out of Tasmania is safe and continues to be safe, Australia’s air traffic control provider has reaffirmed today.

Asia Pacific region leads the world in global aircraft tracking

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Asia Pacific region leads the world in global aircraft tracking

24 Aug 2015

Passengers flying across the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and the United States can feel secure that their flight will be more frequently tracked due to close cooperation between Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand and the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration.

Tasmanian airspace is safe

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Tasmanian airspace is safe

23 Aug 2015

Airservices is confident that Tasmanian airspace is safe. The travelling public can be assured that all passenger flights in Tasmania are supported by continuous air traffic services delivered by highly trained air traffic controllers helping to keep them safe at all times.

CEO to leave Airservices

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CEO to leave Airservices

31 Jul 2015

Airservices Australia, the national air traffic provider, has announced that Margaret Staib, Chief Executive Officer will not be renewing her term in October and will leave Airservices in August this year.

Response to The Australian

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Response to The Australian

22 Jul 2015

We note your correction and apology to Sir Angus published in the Weekend Australian on 18 July 2015 in response to our correspondence of 17 July. It is disappointing that following the apology, your revised online article still misrepresents Airservices position on a number of points and has introduced new inaccuracies.

Response to The Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to The Australian

16 Jul 2015

Your article yesterday ‘Houston gave wrong impression on rules around airport fireys’ (15 July 2015) makes inaccurate and misleading claims that are damaging to the good reputation of Airservices and our Chairman Sir Angus Houston.

Response to The Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to The Australian

14 Jul 2015

Dear Mr Mathieson, Your article today, ‘Air safety body fails to follow own plan’ (14 July 2015) has several inaccuracies and continues to make misleading claims about Airservices and aviation safety in Tasmania. The article and headline assert that the Tasmanian Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) ‘radar’ system did not meet its intended objectives. As we […]

Response to The Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to The Australian

13 Jul 2015

Two recent articles in The Australian, ‘Radical overhaul to deliver safer skies’ (11 July 2015) and ‘Pilots back reforms for air space overhaul’ (13 July 2015) continue to make false and misleading claims about air traffic services in Australia and about Airservices Australia.

Response to The Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to The Australian

8 Jul 2015

This week two articles in The Australian, ‘Pilots told to switch off $6m radar system’ (Monday 6 July 2015) and ‘Rural flyers in revolt over bid to scrap beacon’ (Tuesday 7 July 2015) continue to make inaccurate and misleading claims about Airservices and aviation safety in Australia.

Airservices makes civil aviation history with Air Force Heron

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Airservices makes civil aviation history with Air Force Heron

3 Jul 2015

Airservices Australia last week made civil aviation history when for the first time its air traffic controllers safely guided a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) remotely-operated aircraft, commonly referred to as a ‘drone’, through civilian airspace ahead of next week’s Exercise Talisman Sabre.

Response to The Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to The Australian

1 Jul 2015

The Australian’s article today ‘Houston declines to explain executive bonuses’ (Wednesday 1 July 2015) continues to make inaccurate and misleading claims about Airservices.

Response to the Australian

Letter To The Editor

Response to the Australian

22 Jun 2015

Your articles today ‘Senators agog at $800k air bonuses’ and ‘Houston, we have a problem’ (Friday, 19 June 2015) have made a number of inaccurate and misleading claims, including several issues that have previously been drawn to the attention of The Australian.

Response to The Australian

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Response to The Australian

15 Jun 2015

Your articles today ‘Air salaries up and Houston pushed to clarify $4m blowout’ (Monday 15 June 2015) and headlines contained serious inaccuracies in reference to executive remuneration.

Gold Coast ILS Major Development Plan released for public comment

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Gold Coast ILS Major Development Plan released for public comment

20 Apr 2015

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd has today released for public comment, its preliminary draft Major Development Plan (MDP) proposing the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) at the airport. Through the MDP, Gold Coast Airport and Airservices Australia are seeking feedback on the proposal to install an ILS for aircraft landing at the northern end of the main runway (Runway 14).

New fire station for Newman Airport officially opens

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New fire station for Newman Airport officially opens

27 Mar 2015

The Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price MP today officially opened an aviation rescue fire fighting station at Newman Airport, Western Australia – which together with the introduction of a new aviation fire service at Newman, provides an added layer of safety to all users of the airport.

Response to Adelaide Advertiser

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Response to Adelaide Advertiser

27 Mar 2015

Your article ‘Jobs risk for flight schools’ (Thursday, 26 March 2015) failed to include a right of reply from Airservices in response to claimed potential impacts to flight training at Adelaide Airport.

Gold Coast ILS reaches milestone with referral

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Gold Coast ILS reaches milestone with referral

11 Feb 2015

The project to install an instrument landing system (ILS) at Gold Coast Airport has reached a significant milestone, following Airservices Australia’s referral of the ground works component associated with the installation to the federal Department of the Environment for assessment.

New fire station for Gladstone Airport officially opens

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New fire station for Gladstone Airport officially opens

8 Dec 2014

The Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd MP today officially opened a $9.2 million aviation rescue fire fighting station at Gladstone Airport – the first of three new fire stations Airservices Australia will soon be opening around the country.

Delays at Melbourne Airport

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Delays at Melbourne Airport

16 Dec 2013

Passengers are advised to expect delays to flights arriving and departing Melbourne this morning due to technical issues at our control tower at Melbourne Airport.

Darwin Coronial Inquest findings

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Darwin Coronial Inquest findings

20 Jun 2013

Airservices acknowledges Coroner Cavanagh’s findings and recommendations and has already been actively working to address the key areas outlined in the Coroner’s Report.

Airservices commissions Mount Hardgrave primary radar

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Airservices commissions Mount Hardgrave primary radar

4 Apr 2013

Airservices, the nation’s air navigation services provider, has commissioned a new radar at Mount Hardgrave on North Stradbroke Island to provide both primary and secondary radar surveillance of aircraft operating around Brisbane Airport.

Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

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Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

3 Apr 2013

If you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month, don’t be alarmed, chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.

Instrument landing system upgrade for Sydney

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Instrument landing system upgrade for Sydney

22 Feb 2013

Airservices has commenced upgrade works on the existing instrument landing system (ILS) installed on the main runway at Sydney to enable enhanced navigation for pilots during low visibility conditions.

Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

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Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

14 Feb 2013

If you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month, don’t be alarmed, chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service (FIS) checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.

Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

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Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

4 Feb 2013

If you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month, don’t be alarmed, chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service (FIS) checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.

One year to go for mandatory ADS-B fitment

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One year to go for mandatory ADS-B fitment

18 Dec 2012

Business jet operators and airlines are being urged to get fitted with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, with now less than a year until the deadline for mandatory fitment.

Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

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Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

29 Oct 2012

If you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month, don’t be alarmed, chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service (FIS) checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.

Airservices opens new engineering building at Melbourne

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Airservices opens new engineering building at Melbourne

22 Aug 2012

Airservices has today officially opened a new projects and engineering building at its Melbourne Airport compound, consolidating staff into one central location to improve service delivery to industry and ensuring technical staff have a working environment tailored to their requirements.

Airservices welcomes Scoot to Sydney

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Airservices welcomes Scoot to Sydney

5 Jun 2012

Airservices air traffic controllers and aviation fire fighters have welcomed Singapore Airlines’ low-cost offshoot, Scoot Airlines, on its inaugural flight to Sydney this morning.

CEO to leave Airservices

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CEO to leave Airservices

17 May 2012

Airservices Australia has announced that its long serving Chief Executive Officer Mr Greg Russell has tendered his resignation.

Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

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Airservices makes skies safe for pilots

5 Mar 2012

Don’t be alarmed if you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month – chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service (FIS) checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.

Airservices keep pilots safe in the sky

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Airservices keep pilots safe in the sky

1 Feb 2012

Don’t be alarmed if you see a low-flying aircraft in your area this month – chances are it’s Airservices Flight Inspection Service (FIS) checking the navigational aids used by pilots daily.