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Airline/Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety Forum

The Airline/Air Traffic Services Safety Forum is an annual event that brings together delegates from international, domestic and regional airlines, air navigation service providers and other aviation organisations from across the Asia Pacific region.

The conference is suited toward aviation safety specialists, safety managers, air traffic controllers, and pilots with safety portfolios and aims to collectively share safety information and lessons learnt to ensure an integrated approach to risk management on critical issues.

Over the course of two days participants receive safety and operational presentations from industry representatives on pertinent safety topics and participate in open discussions and workshops designed to share information and experiences in the management of safety issues.

The success and reputation of the forum has been earned from the quality of speakers and industry-supported presentations. Each forum is themed to provide focused discussion and shared learning between airlines, aerodromes and air traffic control.

36th Airline/ATS Safety Forum

The 36th ATS/Airline Safety Forum was held in Brisbane on the 12th & 13th June, bringing together over 100 delegates from; international, domestic and regional airlines; industry associations; Defence; the Bureau of Meteorology; airports; the LOSA and NOSS Collaboratives; air navigation service providers; aviation safety specialists; and pilots.

The theme of the two day forum for this year was ‘Managing threats in an increasing complex environment’. The forum provided an opportunity to discuss the management of the increasing range and complexity of threats presented to both pilots and air traffic controllers, and how these threats are likely to change as Australia’s aviation industry evolve.

Specific topics included Air Transport Association (IATA) perspectives on threats in the Asia Pacific region, Analysis of Safety Performance in the Australian Flight Information Regions, Top external threats for Airservices Australia and Airways New Zealand and Understanding of ICAO Mayday and Minimum Fuel requirements just to name a few.

In a change to our past practice, an invitation was extended to two senior leaders from CASA to join the forum for the last session on the second day.  Brad Parker and Rob Walker shared their perspectives on the key threats within our increasingly complex environment and provided feedback on keys issues generated during the forum.

With engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities we have now received a wealth of feedback and actions to make the Australian aviation industry safer.


Download the Forum Agenda.

Forum Program

The program includes venue information, speaker biographies, more detailed information on presentations and general forum information.

Download the Forum Program.

Forum Presentations


A summary of outcomes and actions provided in the coming weeks

More information

For further info please contact Karen Altpere at or call +61 2 6268 4258.