15 October Low Vis Operations in Sydney October 15, 2019 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. Read more>> Related Posts IFALPA AAP Committee Comes to Sydney AusALPA hosted the IFALPA Accident Analysis and Prevention (AAP) Committee Meeting for the first time in Sydney from 14-16 November. Read more>> IFALPA Aircraft Design and Operations Committee Meeting The IFALPA Aircraft Design and Operations (ADO) Committee held a meeting that was hosted by Boeing in Seattle, USA at the end of June 2015. Read more>> IFALPA Aircraft Design and Operations Committee Meeting Update The IFALPA Aircraft Design and Operations (ADO) Committee (and in turn AusALPA's ADO Portfolio) is committed to influencing the design of air transport aircraft, their components, their performance and operation and to improve the working environment of the the individual airline pilot. Read more>> 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. Read more>> Norwegian Air Experiment Flags of convenience (FOC) used to just be a creature of maritime operations whereby Shipowners hunted the globe for favourable tax, labour and regulatory havens to register their fleets. Read more>> IFALPA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) held its Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Sydney from 1-3 November. Read more>> Comments are closed.