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Stop Bars

Stop Bars

AusALPA supports the installation and operational use of stop bars at Australian airports. The runway, at all entry or exit points, should be protected by an associated stop bar to mitigate the risk of a runway incursion. There is an overriding importance on procedural consistency which is paramount to maintaining the integrity of the runway. AusALPA encourages operators, regardless of size or type of operation, to educate their pilots accordingly with regards to stop bars.

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Satellite Based Augmentation System – Benefits to Aviation

Satellite Based Augmentation System – Benefits to Aviation

Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) on approach to landing is a leading source of fatal accidents worldwide. SBAS would provide a safer and more efficient operation for a considerable number of aircraft, including smaller RPT and charter, and General Aviation aircraft.

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Visual Approach Slope Guidance (VASG)

Visual Approach Slope Guidance (VASG)

It is AusALPA’s view that any requirement for a VASG should be separate from the type of propulsion system the operating aircraft uses. This current methodology of discriminating between requirements can be largely considered outdated and no longer applicable, particularly considering the size and performance characteristics of many turboprop aircraft.

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Airborne Image Recorders

Airborne Image Recorders

The Association confirms its support of the IFALPA position [2], which highlights the fact that the disadvantages of installing AIRs far outweigh any possible benefits. This is based on a number of factors, which have also been highlighted by the study conducted by the UKCAA [1] which states that...

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Rozelle Village Development

Rozelle Village Development

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Airservices Australia has advised that the proposed residential towers to be erected on top of Balmain Leagues Club would infringe the airspace, as specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (ICAO PANS-OPS, Doc 8168)[2]. It is also understood that the building would also penetrate the Obstacle limitation Surfaces (OLS) by 24m.[7] AusALPA is strongly opposed to any development that infringes the safety zones established at or around airports, including the PANS-OPS surfaces.

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