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>> When Two Become One: The Risks of Reduced Crew Operations Continuous developments and technological advancements in aviation have ensured flying remains the safest form of transportation in the world. These improvements aid in managing the workload for pilots, however, such automations cannot replace the training, judgement, flying, decision-making skills, and experience pilots need to navigate through the complexity of the airspace system and respond to emergency situations. Read more>> Safety & Technical Update AusALPA continues its participation in LRSTs at most major Australian airports and provides input into their projects, including the installation and operation of stopbars, low visibility operations, wildlife and major works projects. These include the implementation of a Low-Level Windshear and Turbulence Alerting System (LLWAS), using LIDARs to provide real-time alerts to pilots, at Sydney Airport, the overlay of RWY 16/34 and the construction of Melbourne Airport's third runway... 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>> Comments are closed.