All aircraft flying into and out of Mackay Airport are now under the control of air traffic controllers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year following the introduction of enhanced approach and surveillance advisory services by Airservices.
Airservices air traffic control tower at Mackay Airport. The tower was built in 1971.
A surface movement contorller in Mackay Tower. Tower controllers are responsible for all aircraft and vehicle movements on the taxi ways, runways and in the immediate vicinity of the aerodrome.
Aviation Fire Fighter Reuben O’Toole from Mackay in Queensland was presented with the Silver Axe Award for the most outstanding recruit of the course, and will now join the ARFF service in Mackay.
Airservices welcomed 24 new aviation rescue fire fighters into service during a graduation ceremony held on Friday 22 November.
Airservices Australia has presented awards to mark the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller.
Airservices Mackay Air Traffic Control Tower last week marked 40 years of providing safe and efficient air traffic control services in the region.