Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Industry-wide approach required in changing cyber-security environment

The head of technology at the nation’s biggest airport has called for an industry-wide conversation on the threats posed by cyber-attacks. Sydney Airport general manager technology Stuart Rattray made the call during a presentation at this ...

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Traffic flow projects to boost airport efficiency

Airservices Australia is close to making a decision on a pioneering long-range air traffic flow management project capable of boosting efficiency at Australia’s major airports and providing more reliable international aircraft arrival times.

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Sydney data to help passengers

Sydney Airport is pursuing an “open data” strategy designed to give passengers key information across a range of platforms that allows them to take charge of their journey and reduce the stress of air travel. The ...

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CASA’s drone delivery road test

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is working with Google parent company Alphabet to “road test” ways of assessing the risks involved with using drones to deliver packages and other items. The move comes as CASA is ...

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Tourism industry has room to grow

China may be the inbound tourism flavour of the decade, but Australia’s peak tourism body has urged airports not to forget other promising markets such as India and the US. Tourism in Australia is booming, growing ...

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Top End to benefit from new narrow body jets

Airports in northern Australia are likely to benefit from the flexibility new fuel fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft give airlines, CAPA Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison has predicted. Single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus A320neo and Boeing ...

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Solar just the start for Brisbane Airport’s sustainability focus

It will be the southern hemisphere’s biggest commercial rooftop solar array, an 11,675 square-metre field of 7,133 solar panels covering Brisbane Airport’s international terminal. And that’s only part of a bigger 6 megawatt system ...

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RFDS warns airstrip upkeep is essential for Rural Health Service

The Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program may operate under the auspices of Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, but Royal Flying Doctor Service chief Martin Laverty sees it as an essential health service for rural Australians. His ...

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NT Airports harnesses business clout to promote growth

Airports who want to exert an influence in their regions would do well to emulate an initiative started in Darwin, according to Northern Territory Airports Chief Executive Ian Kew. Kew was watching the Territory’s economy soften ...

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ATSB supports Airport Safety Week

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has joined the aviation industry in supporting Airport Safety Week, Chief Commissioner, Greg Hood, attended this year’s launch at Parliament House. The annual safety campaign is a great opportunity ...

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