Airservices fire fighters have taken part in a multi-agency training exercise on Brisbane’s new runway to test the response to a simulated aircraft crash landing.
Airservices Australia has announced the winners of our annual Fire Fighter and ARFFie of the Year awards.
Airservices Australia’s Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) is continuing to assist with the bushfire emergency impacting on several states.
Airservices Australia’s Perth Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters were called into action yesterday to fight a large fire in a recycling factory near the airport.
Airservices has selected Searidge Technologies to for a digital aerodrome service prototype, initially to provide a contingency solution for Sydney, with potential applications at other Australian aerodromes.
Airservices Australia was proud to support the recent attendance of Horn Island Regional Airport staff to the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Conference through its regional scholarship program.
Airservices’ Michelle Bennetts says more focus must be put on infrastructure planning if the industry is to overcome the challenges and disruption that drones will bring to the aviation ecosystem.
Airservices was proud to co-sponsor the very first Women in Airports Forum, hosted by the Australian Airports Association (AAA) on the Gold Coast ahead of its 2019 National Conference.
Airservices is pleased to partner with CASA on a program to detect and track drone activity at Australian Airports.
Executive General Manager of Air Navigation Services, Peter Curran, has today outlined Airservices’ commitment to delivering the benefits of its world class air traffic network system to regional and rural Australia.
The moment Clarence Schofield’s dad took him up the Sydney Air Traffic Control Tower, he knew he wanted to work there.
The work of Airservices’ fire fighters in Coffs Harbour to keep the airport and its passengers safe has been showcased in the Coffs Harbour Airport Magazine.
Airservices is expertly positioned to act as honest broker between all stakeholders as the growth of new players transforms Australia’s airspace.
The iconic Bankstown Tower No. 2 has been remembered in a series of new photos showcased by the Civil Aviation Historical Society and Airways Museum.
Australian airspace users will benefit from new reduced Airservices Australia charges from today.
Airservices recent decision to cut aviation charges by 2 per cent has been commended by Regional Express (Rex) Airlines.
As the nation’s airspace manager, Airservices has a clear role to ensure Australia’s skies are managed safely, efficiently and reliably for all airspace users, which includes low-level airspace users such as aerial taxis and drones.
Airservices staff explained the benefits and rewards of being an air traffic controller at a recent careers expo in Brisbane.
Airservices Australia Brisbane staff were honoured to host well-known Indigenous author, academic and speaker Dr Anita Heiss as part of events to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.
Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) Melbourne Substation Officer Carl Costin was today honoured as fire fighter of the year by Airservices CEO Jason Harfield and ARFFS Executive General Manager Rob Porter.
Airservices Australia’s future plans to manage the increasing volume and complexity of Australia’s airspace were showcased to representatives from around the world at a recent industry conference in Japan.
Marking 45 years of service, many past and present members of Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) Sydney came together recently for one of their own, Station Officer Chris Goff.
On 1 May 2019, Airservices released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information on the provision of ultra large fire vehicles (ULFVs) from the vehicle manufacturing industry, both in Australia and internationally.
In this video series, we will be sharing several episodes that will explain the bits and bobs of air traffic control.
Airservices Australia is thrilled to be donating over $100 000 to the Good Friday Appeal due to the hard work of our aviation rescue fire fighters in Melbourne.
Perth Airport and its air traffic control tower have had many transformations over the past 80 years. The simple wooden, single-storey tower has long been replaced, most recently by an 80 metre tower opened by then Prime Minister Bob Hawke in 1987. The Perth Airport (which was previously known as Guildford Aerodrome in the late […]
Airservices has won an award for best federal government IT project of the year at iTnews’ 2019 Benchmark Awards for its huge IaaS overhaul.
A job in air traffic control can be rewarding, stimulating and flexible, with plenty of opportunity for career progression no matter your background or life experience.
Today Airservices Australia celebrated a sod-turning ceremony to start the construction of their new Air Traffic Service Centre extension in Melbourne.
Airservices Australia has commenced a new partnership with Griffith University Aviation School—contributing to our leadership role in fostering and promoting civil aviation in Australia.
One of our longest serving Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) staff member recently celebrated his 49th working anniversary with the awarding of the Australian Fire Service Medal on Australia Day.
Airservices Australia were pleased to be one of the host workplaces during the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) 2019 which saw students come from all over the country to participate in a 12-day intensive youth program in Brisbane, hosted by The University of Queensland.
Airservices Australia will release a Request for Information (RFI) for noise information management services this month. This exercise seeks to understand current market capabilities of vendors that are able to provide noise information management services.
As Airservices Australia is currently recruiting for experienced air traffic controllers, this inspiring story by air traffic controller Henk Holtzhausen tells a tale of two generations in the same line of work.
With Brisbane’s parallel runway on track to open in 2020, Airservices Australia has launched its brand new 360-Degree Control Tower Simulator (CTS).
Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield addressed delegates at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia’s National Convention last Friday 26 October 2018.
Airservices will establish a new system improving the way unexpected but significant weather changes are identified and alerted to pilots. Launching on 8 November 2018, the alerting function of special weather reports (SPECI) will be operating through an upgraded NAIPS system.
As part of Airservices Aeromedical Services Charity Support Program, Airservices Australia has waived an additional $52,000 in annual service charges for two not-for-profit aeromedical operators – CQ Rescue and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue.
Airservices recently worked with Spookfish, a company that creates aerial views of current conditions on the ground. We provided them guidance in their shooting process (capture program) in and out of controlled airspace.
Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) Melbourne crew were recently called upon to assist with the control of a major industrial fire in West Footscray, VIC, which started on 30 August 2018 and lasted about five days.
Airservices Australia will be participating in a full emergency management exercise “SYDEX18” at Sydney Airport today (23 August 2018) at midday as part of the Airport Emergency Plan (AEP).
To further understand Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) as recently communicated via our press release, Andrew Andersen from Australian Flying explains what it means for general aviation in this feature.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) this week announced $8.2 million in grants as part of the national PFAS Remediation Research Program. Airservices Australia is pleased to announce its support for two of the awarded projects, both of which are being led by researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ).
A dedicated team of air traffic controllers worked closely with Qantas for several months to ensure the success of the first nonstop flight from Australia to the United Kingdom on 24 March. The team left nothing to chance, aware that QF9 would be departing Perth Airport at its maximum take-off weight loaded with 110,000 litres […]
For International Women’s Day, a range of talented women working in various roles across Airservices Australia have shared their personal stories to inspire and encourage others to pursue careers in aviation—an industry not always seen as an obvious career path for women.
Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) operates at 26 of the busiest airports across Australia providing a vital layer of safety to the aviation industry and the travelling public.
Airservices is pleased to announce that we have finalised the development of a training package for Universal Communication (UNICOM) services, to contribute to enriching the value of information available to non-controlled aerodromes.
Airservices has listened to the concerns raised by the community regarding changes to the flight path for aircraft arriving into or departing from Hobart Airport onto standard routes called Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) and Standard Instrument Departure routes (SIDs).
Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield addressed delegates at the Australian Airports Association National Conference this morning (15 November 2017). The four day conference is being held in Adelaide and is Australia’s biggest annual aviation conference and exhibition attracting more than 600 delegates from the aviation and airport industry. During his address, Mr Harfield […]
Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield addressed delegates at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia’s National Convention this afternoon.
Airservices Australia recently completed a targeted PFAS investigation at the eastern side of Gold Coast Airport, including sampling spear bores of properties adjacent to the Airport, to better understand any potential off-airport impacts which may be directly related to historic aviation fire fighting operations.
Airservices is aware the Gold Coast City Council is conducting its own targeted monitoring program and has recently released the results of their sampling.
Airservices experienced a software issue affecting Sydney Airport’s air traffic control and management system, resulting in major disruptions to flight operations this morning.
Airservices acknowledges the latest report released by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) into the conduct of the OneSKY Tender, which concluded the tender process was appropriate for the scale, scope and risk of the project.
Airservices today released the results from its seafood sampling program conducted in the Cobaki Broadwater adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld the approval of the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) at Gold Coast Airport.
Any suggestion that Airservices is compromising on safety is totally incorrect and refused. There is no risk to the travelling public.
Airservices today announced it will begin conducting a seafood sampling program this week in the Cobaki Broadwater adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport.
Last night was one of the busiest nights in the year for our air traffic controllers. Santa departed Australian airspace in the early hours of this morning.
Airservices Australia Chair Angus Houston and Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield addressed delegates at the Australian Airport Associations National Conference this week in Canberra.
In July, Airservices engaged an independent environmental consultant, GHD Pty Ltd, to conduct a preliminary site investigation at Gold Coast Airport.
Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield presented at this year’s Regional Aviation Association of Australia’s National Convention this afternoon.
As an organisation, we embrace change and are clearly demonstrating our commitment to initiate necessary improvement and the pursuit of innovation.
Airservices air traffic controllers and aviation rescue fire fighters welcomed the inaugural Singapore Airlines’ international flight to the nation’s capital on 21 September.
Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters today participated and hosted this year’s Melbourne Airport Emergency Exercise at the our state-of-the-art Hot Fire Training Ground in Melbourne.
Speaking at Airservices annual industry consultation forum, Waypoint, Airservices Chief Fire Officer Glenn Wood explored the notion of ‘value’ in an aviation rescue fire fighting service.
Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield today detailed the important changes the organisation is making to be a more efficient and valued service provider for its customers and the greater aviation industry.
Our Gladstone Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters this week donated $10,000 to the emergency department at Gladstone Hospital.
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.
Airservices has signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) marking the continuation of close cooperation with Australia’s air navigation service provider and the independent transport safety investigator. Airservices CEO Jason Harfield signed the MoU alongside outgoing ATSB Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan in Canberra on 9 June to enhance […]
Airservices has published its operational concept for the safe and efficient management of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) within the controlled airspace environment.
Better runway operations, a smoother running air traffic control network and programs to improve the predictability of aircraft arrivals rates.
Airservices has received certification under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 175, a regulation that sets robust new standards for aeronautical information originators and publishers.
Santa departed Australian airspace in the early hours of the morning and thanked Airservices and the Santa Commanders for all their help in 2015.
We wished Qantas a very happy 95th birthday on 16 November with a special message attached to the landing clearance given to the ‘Retro Roo II’ on its arrival at Sydney Airport.
Airservices aviation fire fighters are supporting young people living with cancer with fundraising during National Bandanna Day (30 October).
Airservices Chair, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d), presented at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia’s annual conference this morning.
Airservices has recognised the professional work of its employees in keeping our national airways system safe as part of the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller.
Airservices Australia Acting Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield addressed delegates this morning (14 October) at this year’s Australian Airports Associations National Conference held in Hobart.
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.
Airservices Australia has been recognised for achievement and innovation in training, being announced ‘Employer of the Year’ Finalist at the Victorian Training Awards in Melbourne on Friday 28 August.
Airservices has commissioned a temporary radar at Melbourne Airport to ensure the continued safe and efficient movement of air traffic while a radar located at Mount Macedon is upgraded.
Airservices Chief Executive Officer Margaret Staib presented at Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation’s (CANSO) air traffic management summit in South Africa on Monday 15 June 2015. Held in Durban from 14-16 June, CANSO’s Global ATM Summit focused on four aspects of strengthening air traffic management—economics, technology, infrastructure and regulatory. The summit focused on what is […]
Airservices Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) today for the operation of the Heron remotely piloted Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in Australian civil airspace.
General Manager Learning Academy Linda Spurr took out top honours in the Emerging Leader in the Public Sector category in the 2015 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards on Thursday 26 February 2015.
Airservices Australia would like to congratulate our Chair, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) on the appointment of his Knighthood by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Australia Day.
Last night was one of the busiest nights in the year for our air traffic controllers. Santa departed Australian airspace in the early hours of this morning. Our air traffic controllers reported that everything went smoothly. Santa also thanked Airservices for helping him travel safely and wished everyone a very Happy Christmas. Below are audio […]
Santa recently took the time to visit Australia and tour our facilities to ensure that everything was set for his visit on Christmas Eve.
Airservices Chair, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston today addressed the 600 plus delegates at this year’s Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Conference held at the Gold Coast.
Airservices will make two airspace changes at Gold Coast Airport in the next two months to improve noise impacts for local residents and enhance the safety and efficiency of air services to the airport.
Airservices aviation rescue fire fighting staff will be supporting young people living with cancer by collecting donations during National Bandanna Day on Friday 31 October.
The 2014 Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) National Conference was held in the Hunter Valley.
Airservices will be an exhibitor at the ‘Skills West Expo’ from Thursday 18 September to Saturday 20 September.
Airservices will be exhibiting at the FOGS Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo in Brisbane on Thursday 18 September.
More than 200 industry partners, customers, stakeholders and staff attended Airservices annual industry consultation forum, Waypoint, in Canberra on Thursday 4 September.
Airservices is proud to be sponsoring this years annual Aviation Careers Expo to be held at Brisbane Airport on Saturday 23 August 2014 from 10am – 4pm.
Airservices air traffic controllers in Melbourne and Sydney helped guide the first Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) to visit Australia into Sydney Airport this morning, where it landed on Runway 34L shortly after 6.30 am.
Airservices aviation rescue fire fighters from Darwin displayed one of the station’s Mk8 Panther ultra-large fire vehicles at the Royal Darwin Show, held between 24–27 July.
ARFF provided a ceremonial watery welcome for Etihad Airways at Perth Airport on 16 July when the national airline of the United Arab Emirates made it’s inaugural flight to the Western Australia capital.
A number of pilots flying in our south-eastern airspace on 10 July reported a trail of space debris or a meteorite entering the earth’s atmosphere.
Airservices has launched a new-look online newsroom. The new site provides you with much of the same information and functionality as the ‘old’ newsroom but we’ve also made some changes to make things easier for you.
Airservices was among 11 industry and education exhibitors who participated in the 5th Annual Swinburne Aviation Study and Careers Expo 2014 in Melbourne.
Townsville Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) ‘Red Crew’ has shown they are true heroes by donating $5000 in prize money to Ronald McDonald House North Queensland.
Airservices addressed the Australian helicopter industry about the future of air navigation surveillance at the Rotortech 2014 industry conference and exposition held between 24-25 May.
Airservices aviation fire fighters in Melbourne have raised $16,425.90 during the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Airservices ‘Santa tracking’ activities have been selected as a finalist for the Social Media Innovation for Government and Public Sector Award 2014.
Airservices Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting attended Canberra Airport’s open day on 6 April to further educate the community of the vital role they play on and off the airport.
Executive General Manager Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting, Michelle Bennetts, took out top honours in the Emerging Leader in the Public Sector category in the 2014 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards today.