Protecting and advancing Australia's aviation safety standards and operations
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.
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...
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.
The flight deck itself is seen as a safe place, provided appropriate hygienic measures are taken.