Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

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 argument is straight forward:  if RFDS flights can’t land in an emergency or if they can’t ferry in GPs, dentists and psychologists for vital preventative health services, it means rural people do not have access ...

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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 to show the travelling public that the global aviation industry always puts safety at the forefront.

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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 been an aspiration of every incoming CASA boss for the past two decades, Carmody has an advantage over some of his predecessors: he’s been there before.

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