Protecting and advancing Australia's aviation safety standards and operations

Safety & Technical Update

The Safety and Technical (S&T) Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high safety standards are maintained in Australia and, through IFALPA, globally. The following is a brief outline of some of the current issues with which the Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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Blowing in the Wind: The Introduction of New Runways and Implementation of PBN Enhancements

With the impact of COVID-19, you may feel that there is no good aviation news “blowing in the wind”. This is far from the case, with two new runways about to be opened in Australia, increasing capacity, whilst the proposed standardisation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) approach naming, and other...

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Sharing the Skies Safely

Wildlife strikes are not Acts of God and can be avoided,” so Phil Shaw (Avisure CEO &Aviation Wildlife Expert) has stated on many occasions. I support his contention and believe that with some training, a few changes to our SOPs, and accurate and timely information, aircraft operators and pilots can actively reduce strikes, especially those that cause or have the potential to cause substantial damage.

COVID-19 Guidance for Crews (2nd Update)

The flight deck itself is seen as a safe place, provided appropriate hygienic measures are taken.

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