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Australian Airports Association Conference

Australian Airports Association Conference

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...

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IFALPA Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2019

IFALPA Asia/Pacific Regional Meeting 2019

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. A total of 30 pilot representatives from over 10 countries were in attendance. AIPA was represented by Captain Shane Loney...

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Safety & Technical Update

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 your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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Low Vis Operations in Sydney

Low Vis Operations in Sydney

Only a few years ago, fog at Sydney Airport would have resulted in mass diversions to Brisbane, Canberra and even Melbourne. So what has changed, enabling most aircraft to land in low visibility conditions? The answer is that installation of truncated (shortened) High Intensity Approach Lighting System (HIALS) together with an upgrading of the Instrument Landing Systems (ILSs) and airfield lighting has allowed aircraft to land with an RVR as low as 300m.

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Safety & Technical Update

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 your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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An Account of the IFALPA Conference Berlin 2019

An Account of the IFALPA Conference Berlin 2019

The yearly gathering of the world’s pilots from all across the globe took place in Berlin for the 74th International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) conference. The conference opened with a full day Global Pilot Symposium run by pilot representatives of the three largest Alliances being Oneworld, STAR Alliance and Skyteam. Here the current issues facing pilots all over the globe are discussed and debated in a panel format. And whilst change is ever constant in this industry, some elements do stay the same such as the threat to typical pilot employment models, Trans National Pilot Groups, and pilot unity.

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Understanding Go Arounds

Understanding Go Arounds

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.

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Safety & Technical Update

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 your Safety and Technical Committee has been engaged.

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Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS)

Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS)

On a sunny Sydney morning early in May, AIPA members, Safety and Technical representatives and staff were given a tour and presentation of the Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) facilities located at Fire Station 1 at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport.

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