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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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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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Remote Pilots

Remote Pilots

Are remote pilots even pilots? This question is currently treated with some seriousness in global professional piloting circles...

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AFAP Safety Interview Support

AFAP Safety Interview Support

In the unlikely event that you encounter a safety-related event during your workday, stay calm, follow your procedures and call the AFAP for assistance...

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Unruly Passengers

Unruly Passengers

Unruly passenger behaviour continues to pose practical and legal challenges to both safety and security in international civil aviation...

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IFALPA Conference 2018: Atypical Employment Models

IFALPA Conference 2018: Atypical Employment Models

In April, pilots from across the globe gathered together for the 73rd annual International Federation of Airline Pilots (IFALPA) conference with 58-member associations in attendance. The conference was preceded by the Global Pilots’ Symposium which is run by the world’s three largest global alliances: Oneworld...

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