Royal Aeronautical Society to hold conference on Sydney’s second airport

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The Australian division of the Royal Aeronautical Society is holding an online webinar on April 22 discussing the question of Sydney’s proposed second airport.

The RAeS online webinar, titled “Sydney’s second airport: reality and myth”, will be hosted by Aviation Safety Regulatory Review (ASRR) author David Forsyth.

The panel of guests features Dr Warren Mundy from the University of NSW School of Aviation, Airservices executive general manager for air traffic control Greg Hood and Regional Development Australia Sydney committee executive officer Bob Germaine.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 1200-1300 Friday April 22, are available from this website:


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Royal Aeronautical Society signs Airservices as new corporate partner

Airservices manager for corporate communication Rob Walker and RAeS Australian Division president John Vincent after signing the corporate partnership. (Airservices)

The Australian division of the Royal Aeronautical Society has signed up Airservices as a new corporate partner.

Airservices says it will participate in mentoring and professional development programs, as well as “actively contribute to education and information exchange within the aviation industry across Australia and around the world” as part of the partnership.

Airservices executive general manager for air traffic control Greg Hood says the partnership gives the nation’s air traffic manager the opportunity to play a greater role in the aerospace industry.

“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,” Hood said in a statement.

“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.”

The official signing of the corporate partnership took place after the Royal Aeronautical Society Australian division business lunch in Sydney on Wednesday, which featured Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce as guest speaker.


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Royal Aeronautical Society sets up Australian register of experts

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Experts from the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (Australian division) membership base will be made available for comment and advice to government and media under a new register of experts.

RAeS Australian division president John Vincent says the register of experts is being established to to take advantage of the wealth of high-level experience its members have across a diverse range of subjects in a bid to further the interests of the aerospace industry in Australia.

“This is an initiative designed to support industry, government and the media by making available the extraordinary resource of talent, expertise and experience that exists in the local Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society,” Vincent said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We also believe that this same extensive resource of experience at the highest levels will be of value to government ministers and departments who can benefit from confidential access to our members.”

RAeS said areas of expertise included safety, flight operations, engineering, air traffic management, airports, government and regulation, technology, unmanned aerial vehicles, environment and business.

Vincent said its members, who can be reached via the RAeS general manager, would not be available for speculative comment.

“In keeping with the professional standards of the RAeS we will not be engaging in off the cuff commentary of the kind that often pervades media in the immediate wake of an airline accident,” Vincent said.

“Our members will only comment when the facts are known and there are issues to be debated.”


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