Airservices holds open day at Broome

23 Nov 2012

Airservices is inviting the public to attend an open day at its $20 million facility at Broome Airport on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

The Broome multi-purpose facility is a combined air traffic control tower and aviation rescue fire station and is the first of its kind in Australia.

Airservices Acting Executive General Manager People and Culture, Kate Gardiner, said Airservices was keen to show the Broome community the new facility.

“It is very exciting to have this new multi-purpose facility open at Broome and we invite the local community to join us on the day.

“We would particularly like to invite anyone interested in a career with Airservices to come along and gain an understanding of the employment opportunities we can offer, “she said.

Members of the public will be able to view Airservices Rosenbauer Mk8 ultra-large fire vehicles valued at $1 million each and learn about air traffic control operations.

Standing at just over 16 metres high, the air traffic control tower is fitted out with the latest air traffic surveillance and communications technology including state-of-the-art touch screens.

Broome Airport is one of the busiest regional airports in Australia and provides regular services to Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, along with connections onto overseas destinations.

“We look forward to welcoming members of the Broome community into our facility and hope that many residents take this opportunity to join us at the open day on Saturday,” said Kate Gardiner.