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We are in this together, for Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week kicks off today and, for the first time, we’re joining forces with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Airservices Australia. The...

‘Walk in my shoes’ for Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week kicks off next Monday and runs until Friday 19 October. The safety campaign is specially aimed at employees and contractors working...
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Back in the box: the importance of tool control for safety

Technology can assist, but not replace, human thoroughness in controlling this foreign object damage hazard Aircraft maintenance is an unforgiving way to make a living.  As...
Airshow plane leaving a smoke trail on a blue sky background

Need to know before you go: a resource kit for air show safety

When air shows take off again, will you have the knowledge and skills to get there by air? Kreisha Ballantyne has some important tips...

Safety is always our destination

Airport safety week, which begins today, is tailored specifically to engage with people working on an aerodrome. It is a collaboration between the Australian Airports...
drone safety sign at Alice Springs airport

CASA sponsors drone safety signs

A new round of sponsorship to promote drone safety is now open. CASA is accepting applications from individuals, organisations, local government councils and airports to...

Qantas: the safety story

Over its 100 years Qantas has acquired an enviable reputation for safe operation. It has not lost an aircraft since 1960 and not had...
A wet taxiway labeled with the words Wingspan Max 12M at Canberra Airport in August 2020. Taxiway and unserviceability cones appear on the grass next to the taxiway.

Managing safety at aerodromes

New regulations mean some aerodromes will need to develop their first safety management system (SMS) and many aerodromes will need to review their existing...
Aerial view of a Piper and Cessna lined up on the taxiway at Cairns Airport.

Watch out for debris at airports

Today’s theme for Airport safety week is foreign object debris (FOD)—the potential for damage to aircraft and what aerodromes can do to prevent it. FOD...

Safety in numbers

By Kreisha Ballantyne Joining an air safari will improve your skills—and the journey will be fun In October 2008, when I was a then-GFPT student...