22 March What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us? March 22, 2019 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?”. Read more>> Related Posts What Is A VSS? When I start talking about the VSS to pilots, usually the first response is: “What is a VSS?” Read more>> Lithium Ion Batteries: What You Should Know Mark Rogers, IFALPA Dangerous Goods (DG) Committee Chairman discusses the issues and concerns related to the transport of lithium ion batteries as cargo. Read more>> 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"... Read more>> 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.... Read more>> 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?... Read more>> Safety & Technical Update ATSB are in the process of developing a more formalised way of seeking external expertise to assist in investigations through the development of a subject matter expertise (SME) register and have plans to include our nominated representatives. Read more>> Comments are closed.