About

What is OneSKY?

The OneSKY Australia Program is the most complex transformation of air traffic management in Australian aviation history. It’s a partnership between Airservices and the Department of Defence, replacing existing air traffic management systems with an advanced integrated system known as the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS). OneSKY was established to deliver more efficient air services, support future air traffic growth and enhance national security. The program will deliver more than $1.2 billion of economic benefits to Australian airspace users over 20 years.

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Globe view of Australia

Key milestones

CMATS Deployment

2022: Release Zero

Defence legacy system replacement commences and support system established. This initial release includes mission systems deployed at defence sites in East Sale, Amberley, Tindal and Pearce. Support System equipment will also be deployed at Amberley and at an Airservices facility in Melbourne.

2023: Release One

Defence and Airservices legacy systems replaced. The next major release includes deployment of mission and support system equipment at the remaining sites of Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Townsville, Williamtown, Nowra, Perth and Sydney. Release Zero sites will also be upgraded to Release One systems.

2024: Release Two

Full capability provided. The final release will see all Australian sites upgraded to realise the full capability being delivered under OneSKY, establishing a harmonised air traffic management system for all Australian airspace users.

Innovation

The future

Future-proofing Australia's air traffic management network through a modern, resilient, safe and secure air traffic management service which unites civil and military systems.

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Centralised Collaborative Command and Control

A national approach to the oversight and operation of Australian airspace for both military and civil use.

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Broad Utilisation of Workforce

Flexibility for air traffic controllers to move easily between positions, geographical areas and work groups.

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Optimised Network and Flight Efficiency

A more flexible airspace construct to enable better management of traffic volumes for both military and civil operations.

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Shaping the industry

Next generation technology

Airservices is delivering five advanced technology initiatives under the OneSKY Program, harmonising Australia’s civil and military air traffic management into one seamless system that’s built to enhance the safety, efficiency and capacity of the Australian air traffic network.

Purpose built

World-class infrastructure

OneSKY is delivering purpose-built Airservices buildings to house and support CMATS and its associated operations room as Airservices transitions to the new system.

As the existing system must be maintained until CMATS is operational, establishing an alternate facility with independent systems ensures a seamless transition for airspace users without interruption to services.

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Initiatives

Enabling the benefits

Airservices is optimising the capabilities delivered through OneSKY into practical solutions for Australian airspace users. These capabilities include business continuity, shared use airspace, improved productivity, trajectory based operations and route optimisation.

The numbers

What we are delivering

The critical infrastructure required to accommodate future growth in air traffic and enable airspace users to leverage environmental, capacity, efficiency and capability benefits.

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The economic benefit to airspace users over 20 years
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The area in square kilometres that the new system will cover
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The number of Airservices and Defence sites to use OneSKY technology
The number of high-tech jobs supported

Our partnership

Defence

Airservices is working in partnership with the Department of Defence to replace the legacy military air traffic control system (ADATS) with the first integrated Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) and Airservices Defence OneSKY Tower (ADOT) solution.

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One Team

A national partnership approach to the management of civil and military air traffic

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One System

A fully integrated civil and military air traffic management system

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One Sky

A Single Flight Data Region with Shared Use Airspace for both military and civil aircraft

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