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are reminded that almost 180 ground-based navigation aids and associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week after Australia earlier this year moved to more accurate, mandated satellite navigation technology.

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.

Santa visits Airservices 2015

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Santa visits Airservices 2015

15 Dec 2015

Santa checks out some of our equipment that he will be using on Christmas Eve. Here, Santa talks to engineer Geoff about using the instrument landing system.

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 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 talks technology at Safeskies 2015

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Airservices talks technology at Safeskies 2015

23 Sep 2015

Airservices Australia Acting Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield focused on the safety and efficiency benefits that will flow from advances in aviation technology at this year’s Safeskies conference in Canberra.

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.

Mt Macedon En Route Radar

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Mt Macedon En Route Radar

21 Aug 2015

The en route or secondary radar at Mt Macedon being replaced under Airservices En Route Radar Replacement Program. Airservices uses en route radar to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace

Tabletop En Route Radar

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Tabletop En Route Radar

14 Aug 2015

En route or secondary radar at Tabletop near Townsville. Airservices uses en route radar to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

Tabletop En Route Radar

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Tabletop En Route Radar

14 Aug 2015

En route or secondary radar at Tabletop near Townsville. Airservices uses en route radar to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

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).

Aircraft tracking

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Aircraft tracking

2 Mar 2015

Graphic showing airspace managed by Australia, Indonesia and Malaysian air traffic control providers

Aircraft tracking

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Aircraft tracking

2 Mar 2015

Graphic showing how Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) works to provide positional information to air traffic controllers

OneSKY Australia program

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OneSKY Australia program

27 Feb 2015

Thales Australia has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force on the development of a single civil-military air traffic management system.

OneSKY Australia program

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OneSKY Australia program

27 Feb 2015

Thales Australia has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force on the development of a single civil-military air traffic management system.

OneSKY Australia program

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OneSKY Australia program

27 Feb 2015

Thales Australia has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force on the development of a single civil-military air traffic management system.

OneSKY Australia program

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OneSKY Australia program

27 Feb 2015

Thales Australia has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force on the development of a single civil-military air traffic management system.

OneSKY Australia program

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OneSKY Australia program

27 Feb 2015

Thales Australia has been chosen to commence work with Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force on the development of a single civil-military air traffic management system.

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.

Santa visits Airservices

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Santa visits Airservices

12 Dec 2014

Santa recently took the time to visit Australia and tour our facilities to ensure that everything was set for his visit on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs the airport’s Instrument Landing System’s glide path tower which will provide him with vertical guidance to the runway on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices Australia

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Santa visits Airservices Australia

12 Dec 2014

Santa visited Airservices at Melbourne Airport recently ahead of his visit on Christmas Eve. Technical Officer, Neil Goodgame, shows Mr Claus Airservices VHF Omin-direction Range navigation aid which he will use on Christmas Eve while navigating the skies above Australia.

Commissioning of SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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Commissioning of SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

Pictured left to right: Nickolas Varvaris, Member for Barton, the Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister, Gordon Young, Senior Engineering Specialist and Mark Rodwell, Acting Chief Executive Officer for Airservices.

Commissioning of SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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Commissioning of SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

Pictured left to right: Tony Mathews, Airservices Board Member, Gareth Evans, Qantas Chief Financial Officer, Kerrie Mather, Sydney Airport CEO, Mark Rodwell, Acting Chief Executive Officer for Airservices, the Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Brian Davis, Vice President, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace.

SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one metre of the runway centre line in low visibility conditions.

SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one metre of the runway centre line in low visibility conditions.

SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one metre of the runway centre line in low visibility conditions.

SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one metre of the runway centre line in low visibility conditions.

SmartPath at Sydney Airport

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SmartPath at Sydney Airport

2 Jul 2014

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one metre of the runway centre line in low visibility conditions.

ADS-B ground station – Broome

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ADS-B ground station – Broome

5 Jun 2014

The Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) ground station at Broome, Western Australia. ADS-B enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.

Instrument landing system

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Instrument landing system

2 Jan 2014

The localiser array – instrument landing system (ILS) at Wagga Wagga Airport. An ILS allows aircraft to land at an airport when there is poor or low visibility.

Instrument landing system

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Instrument landing system

1 Jan 2014

The localiser array – instrument landing system (ILS) at Wagga Wagga Airport. An ILS allows aircraft to land at an airport when there is poor or low visibility.

Alice Springs ILS

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Alice Springs ILS

1 Jan 2014

Instrument landing system (ILS) at Alice Springs Airport. Pictured is the glidepath tower – one of two transmitters that makes up the ILS.

Alice Springs ILS

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Alice Springs ILS

1 Jan 2014

Airservices instrument landing system (ILS) at Alice Springs Airport. Pictured is the localiser array – one of two transmitters that makes up the ILS.

Cairns Terminal Area Radar

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Cairns Terminal Area Radar

1 Jan 2014

Terminal area radar at Cairns, Queensland. Airservices uses terminal area radar, as well as en route radar, to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

Melbourne air traffic control tower

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Melbourne air traffic control tower

1 Jan 2014

Airservices air traffic control tower at Melbourne Airport featuring touch-screen technology. The tower features 28 customised touch screens to provide information to air traffic controllers to perform operational tasks.

Instrument landing system

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Instrument landing system

1 Jan 2014

The glide path component of an instrument landing system (ILS). An ILS allows aircraft to land at an airport when there is poor or low visibility.

Terminal area radar

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Terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

Terminal area radar on top of Mt Majura. Airservices uses terminal area radar, as well as en route radar, to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

Terminal area radar

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Terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

The terminal area radar near Perth Airport. Airservices uses terminal area radar, as well as en route radar, to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

En route radar

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En route radar

1 Jan 2014

Secondary surveillance radar. Airservices uses en route, as well as terminal area radar, to assist with separation of aircraft in controlled airspace.

Terminal area radar

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Terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

The Sydney terminal area radar (TAR). The white-coloured dome covers the spinning radar head protecting it from the coastal elements.

Sydney terminal area radar

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Sydney terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

The Sydney Terminal Area Radar (TAR). The white-coloured dome covers the spinning radar head protecting it from the coastal elements.

Terminal area radar

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Terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

The Sydney terminal area radar (TAR). The white-coloured dome covers the spinning radar head protecting it from the coastal elements.

Terminal area radar

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Terminal area radar

1 Jan 2014

The Sydney terminal area radar (TAR). The white-coloured dome covers the spinning radar head protecting it from the coastal elements.

Instrument landing system

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Instrument landing system

1 Jan 2014

The glide slope tower – a component of the instrument landing system (ILS) at Wagga Wagga Airport. The glide path component of an instrument landing system (ILS). An ILS allows aircraft to land at an airport when there is poor or low visibility.

Santa visits Airservices –  2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices air traffic control facility in Melbourne recently ahead of his visit on Christmas. Mr Claus check outs the airport’s Instrument Landing System’s glide path tower which will provide him with vertical guidance to the runway on Christmas Eve.

Santa visits Airservices – 2013

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Santa visits Airservices – 2013

16 Dec 2013

Santa visited Airservices at Melbourne Airport recently ahead of his visit on Christmas Eve. Technical Officer, Neil Goodgame, shows Mr Claus Airservices VHF Omin-direction Range navigation aid which he will use on Christmas Eve while navigating the skies above Australia.

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.

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.

Flight Inspection Service

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Flight Inspection Service

14 Feb 2013

Airservices Flight Inspection Service’s Beechcraft King Air being used to calibrate the instrument landing system at Essendon Airport.

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 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.