28 January Managing The Risk of Building Generated Windshear and Turbulence at Airports January 28, 2016 This Position Paper sets out the views and recommendations of AusALPA in regard to managing the risk of building generated windshear and turbulence at Australian airports. Our position is consistent with IFALPA policy which seeks formal amendment of Chapten 4 of ICAO Annex 14 to require scientific assessment of the environmental consequences of building developments in the vicinity of operational flight paths. Read more>> Related Posts Wake Turbulence at Sydney Airport The ATSB has released the results of its analysis into wake turbulence events at Sydney Airport between 2012-2016. Read more>> Accepting Penetrations of the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces at Australian Airports ICAO sets the standards for Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) in Chapter 4 of Annex 14, Volume 1 Aerodrome Design and Operations. ICAO prefaces the technical specification as follows: Read more>> Stop Bars AusALPA supports the installation and operational use of stop bars at Australian airports. The runway, at all entry or exit points, should be protected by an associated stop bar to mitigate the risk of a runway incursion. There is an overriding importance on procedural consistency which is paramount to maintaining the integrity of the runway. AusALPA encourages operators, regardless of size or type of operation, to educate their pilots accordingly with regards to stop bars. 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>> Fatigue Management of Workload in Helicopter Operations This AusALPA Position Paper articulates the issues associated with an erroneous definition that causes one of the four scientific principles to effectively become unregulated for helicopter operations. The paper outlines the various reasons for this, the consequences of this and the reforms that should happen in order to rectify the issues. It is AusALPA's position that the current FCM fatigue management regulations require reform to rectify the absence of fatigue risk management of workload in rotary wing operations. We're seeking CASA to reestablish a fatigue management working group process and consultation that includes this topic area. 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>> Comments are closed.