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 your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.
In early November, pilot associations from all over the Asia Pacific Region gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh to exchange information and discuss the issues presently facing the region.
The Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group (AAWHG) Executive Members, John Pizzino, Jackson Ring, Chris Fox, Jill Brix and I, on behalf of AusALPA, waved the AAWHG flag at the recent Australian Airports Association Conference at the Gold Coast. The team provided a panel session on the ‘hot topics of wildlife hazard management’ during the technical section of the conference.
The fundamental reason why passenger screening activities have become more stringent in recent years is in direct response to the assessed prevailing threat level that applies to commercial aviation.
A go around is an important control to prevent aviation accidents during the critical approach and landing phase
of flight. Understanding the precursors to go around, including those associated with unstable approaches, can reveal important insight on the key safety threats and risks that pilots may face when operating into an airport.