Airservices has become a corporate partner of the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community, the Royal Aeronautical Society, to actively contribute to education and information exchange within the aviation industry across Australia and around the world.
The partnership will allow Airservices the opportunity to participate in mentoring and professional development programs as well as engaging with a growing international network.
This will enhance Airservices ongoing contribution to the future of aerospace while sharing information and knowledge.
The Royal Aeronautical Society, established in 1866, acts as a central forum for the exchange of ideas and plays a leading role in influencing opinion on aerospace matters.
Airservices Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control, Greg Hood, said the partnership would provide further opportunities for Airservices to play a greater role in the aerospace industry.
“Airservices is leading the world in the use of satellite technology such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), we have assured greater predictability and efficiency across the network through the deployment of the Harmony pre-tactical flow management system, and more recently we have taken a leadership role in helping to shape the global response to aircraft tracking following the disappearance of MH370.
“We have a strong interest in investing in the development of aviation in Australia, not just for the benefit of Airservices but for the benefit of all Australians,” Mr Hood said.
“We are also very lucky to have a number of staff who have been recognised and are fellows and members of the society.
“We want to continue to contribute to the conversation about the future of aerospace while partnering with an organisation that has a strong commitment to enhancing best practice and professional development in the aerospace community.
“This will help to ensure that Australia is recognised not just for its leading safety record, but for providing world-class efficiency for those using our airspace.”
Nationally, the Australian aviation industry supports more than 312 000 jobs and directly employs more than 149 000 people.