Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Scratching the surface on drone potential

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s hard-fought campaign to convince the growing number of drone users to stay away from airports and aircraft appears to be paying off. While the number of drones continues to increase, CASA ...

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Airports to ponder holograms, chatbots in digital future

Airports have been urged to be creative with technology but not get so carried way with digital transformations that they forget the human element of passenger interactions. SITA vice president Catherine Mayer unveiled a smorgasbord of ...

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Lyell Strambi: long-term vision for airport investors

Melbourne Airport executive Lyell Strambi has warned against tipping airports into the regulatory upheaval being experienced by industry sectors such as energy. Strambi told the Australian Airports Association annual conference in Brisbane that long-term vision rather ...

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Sarah Renner on the diversity of aviation

When Sarah Renner was 12 years old, she told her dad she wanted to travel.  She had made her mind up that she was going to be a flight attendant when she grew up. “He said ...

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Tamworth takes off with flight training

Tamworth Airport will house Virgin Australia's new flight training facilities - and international freight services are next on the agenda for this regional centre.

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Old warbirds offer new aviation future for Scone

A new visitor centre will allow aviation enthusiasts to see the whole restoration process of old 'warbirds' like the Hawker Hurricane - and even take a ride in one of them.

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Climate change resilience part of airport planning

Higher sea levels, biofuels and changes in aircraft technology are all issues airports need to be addressing now as they prepare to tackle climate change, according to Brisbane Airport environment and sustainability advisor Andrew Masci.

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Sleep pods, new hotel on the horizon for Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport is widening the options for travellers seeking to rest their head after a long flight, from sleep pods to full service hotels.

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New projects, better connection for Bankstown

Sydney Metro Airports CEO Lee de Winton is building closer links with the local community at Bankstown Airport.

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A day in the life of Safety Car One

When talking about aviation safety, most passengers only think about the safety brief delivered by the cabin crew as we are pushed back from the gate. But there is a whole different side to aviation ...

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