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PACDEFF & AAvPA Symposium 2018

PACDEFF & AAvPA Symposium 2018

AusALPA attended the Pacific and Australasian CRM Developers’ and Facilitators’ Forum (PACDEFF) which was held in conjunction with the Australian Aviation Psychology Association (AAvPA) Symposium in Coogee from 7-9 November 2018. The Symposium showcases the latest in human factors development, practice and research in aviation and other industries, and presentations featured topics such as systems safety, fatigue, reporting culture, Human Factors design integration, the impact of automation, Welfare and Peer Support, and CRM operational integration and evidence-based training.

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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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What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?

An Ex Committee of Management member explained recently that he only reads the Insight pieces from the President and that “no one gives a shit about Safety & Technical”.  That was more than disappointing given how much effort the Safety and Technical team (representatives, staff and consultants) put in and have achieved over the last few years. I was reminded of the scene from the “Life of Brian” when Reg (John Cleese) asks “What have the Romans ever done for us?”.

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Safety & Technical Update

Safety & Technical Update

The S&T Team continues to participate in many forums and undertake activities to ensure that high standards and 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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Aircraft Incidents and Accidents

Aircraft Incidents and Accidents

The safety interview process can be quite unnerving for crew. If you have been involved in an accident or incident, seeking assistance from an AusALPA representative early in the process can help relieve the stress and anxiety of an impending "interview"...

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IFALPA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

IFALPA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Jason Lipson and I joined colleagues from the AFAP as the AusALPA delegation to the annual IFALPA Asia/Pacific Regional meeting in Kuala Lumpur from 2 to 4 October. Member Associations from Pakistan in the West through to New Zealand in the East, and as far North as Japan were represented at this meeting.

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Report: IFALPA ATS Committee Meeting

Report: IFALPA ATS Committee Meeting

As the new AusALPA Air Traffic Services (ATS) Portfolio Chairman, my main focus involves overseeing the air traffic and meteorology aspects of the industry and to get involved when required, in order to make a positive difference to the piloting community. We have a great group of volunteers at AusALPA who are always monitoring current issues and potential changes that could impact our flying activities and jobs, as well as looking at how the Association can better influence these changes so that the best outcomes are delivered, preferably in line with ICAO standards and world’s best practice....

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SBAS In Australia

SBAS In Australia

In the 2018 budget, the Federal Government allocated some $240m to implement an aviation capable SBAS over 4 years. This is in addition to the $14m SBAS Trial Project that is already underway in conjunction with New Zealand. So what do these initiatives mean to IFR navigation in Australia?...

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New Airspace Users: Managing These As An Industry

New Airspace Users: Managing These As An Industry

Delegates from AusALPA attended the 35th ATS/Airline Safety Forum, which was hosted by Airservices Australia (AsA) in Brisbane, 24-25 May 2018. The annual
forum provides an opportunity for the industry to collectively share safety information and lessons learnt to ensure an integrated approach to risk management on critical issues...

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