Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

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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Airservcies ready for the future

Airservices Australia published their 2016–17 Annual Report which shows the transformation to more customer-focused organisation with strong foundations to manage the safety of Australian skies.

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New CASA chief to push hard on reg reform

A year after moving into the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) top job in an acting capacity, director of aviation safety Shane Carmody is pushing hard to break the authority’s legendary regulatory logjam. While that’s ...

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Hood hits his stride in revamped safety bureau

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Chief Commissioner Greg Hood reckons his current job is the best he’s ever had. It isn’t so much the often-grim subject matter that appeals to him but the dedication of the ...

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Biometrics the new face of airport technology

Beacons and biometrics are expected to be among the hot emerging airport technologies as IT spending in the sector picks up. Information technology spend as a percentage of airport revenue fell globally in 2016 but technology ...

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