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Alice Springs aviators to shape our flying future

Alice Springs aviators are being called on to play a key role in developing a new plan for Australia’s aviation future.

Pilots, engineers, aircraft owners, aviation managers and workers are being invited to a special meeting in Alice Springs next week to focus on aviation safety over the next 15 years.

The forum is an initiative of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority as part of developing Flight Plan 2030.

Topics for the forum include the impact of new technology, how the growth in commercial remotely piloted aircraft will affect traditional aviation, the challenges of ageing aircraft and new safety regulations.

CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety, Mark Skidmore, says aviation is continually evolving, with advances in technology, new approaches to safety and better ways of doing business.

“None of us can afford to sit back and accept that the way we do things today will be the way of the future,” Mr Skidmore said.

“That means we need to look and think ahead about what is likely to change, what change will mean and how change can work for us.

“The Alice Springs forum is a key step in developing a new plan for Australia’s aviation safety future, known as Flight Plan 2030.

“CASA does not have a monopoly on good ideas and constructive knowledge in Australian aviation safety.

“We need the contribution, participation and support of everyone in the Australian aviation community to manage the issues of today and to plan effectively for the future”.

The forum is being held at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort on Tuesday 1 December 2015 from 2pm to 5pm.

The Alice Springs forum is part of a national series of forums on the future of aviation safety.    Find out more and book a place at the free forum.

Media contact:
Peter Gibson
Mobile: 0419 296 446
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