28 February Satellite Based Augmentation System – Benefits to Aviation February 28, 2018 Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) on approach to landing is a leading source of fatal accidents worldwide. SBAS would provide a safer and more efficient operation for a considerable number of aircraft, including smaller RPT and charter, and General Aviation aircraft. Read more>> Related Posts Airborne Image Recorders The Association confirms its support of the IFALPA position , which highlights the fact that the disadvantages of installing AIRs far outweigh any possible benefits. This is based on a number of factors, which have also been highlighted by the study conducted by the UKCAA  which states that... Read more>> Sick Leave & Fatigue Data This AusALPA Position Paper articulates the issues associated with a lack of process and enabling of crew to provide fatigue data into their operator's safety system. The paper outlines the various reasons for this, the consequences of this and the reforms that should happen in order to rectify the issues. Operators have a responsibility to prevent fatigue data being disguised as sick leave by preventing the use of sick leave as being the only or most viable option for flight crew suffering unsafe fatigue levels. This must come from an understanding that this data is essential to optimise fatigue risk management outcomes. Read more>> Visual Approach Slope Guidance (VASG) It is AusALPA’s view that any requirement for a VASG should be separate from the type of propulsion system the operating aircraft uses. This current methodology of discriminating between requirements can be largely considered outdated and no longer applicable, particularly considering the size and performance characteristics of many turboprop aircraft. Read more>> Rozelle Village Development The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Airservices Australia has advised that the proposed residential towers to be erected on top of Balmain Leagues Club would infringe the airspace, as specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (ICAO PANS-OPS, Doc 8168). It is also understood that the building would also penetrate the Obstacle limitation Surfaces (OLS) by 24m. AusALPA is strongly opposed to any development that infringes the safety zones established at or around airports, including the PANS-OPS surfaces. Read more>> Comments are closed.