Pilot Safety

Our priority

Safety is Airservices number one consideration and the delivery of safe and efficient operations is core to our business. To fulfil our safety commitment, Airservices has implemented a Safety Management System (SMS) which consists of the policies, requirements, procedures and activities by which we manage safety and minimise risks.


Safety checklist

Pre-flight preparation

Thorough pre-flight preparation is a good defence against an airspace infringement. By solving potential problems on the ground, the likelihood of an airspace infringement is reduced.

Make sure that you have current charts to cover your entire operation. Consider Control Area (CTA) steps and restricted areas along and around your planned route. Charts can be purchased from the Airservices online store or from one of our resellers.


Safety publications

Including Safety Bulletins which provide important advice on emerging safety issues.


How to Become an Aviation Rescue Firefighter

May, 2021

Board Audit and Risk Committee Charter

April, 2021

Board Environment and Community Committee Charter

April, 2021

More information about

Pilot and airside safety

Airspace infringement

Metro D Safety program

Pilot Information Nights

Runway safety

Safety checklists

Airspace infringement survey

Working with air traffic control

Flight notification form



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December, 2020


December, 2020



Managing Search and Rescue times (SARTIME) and cancelling them at the end of a flight is a critical responsibility of pilots in command. It ensures that Airservices and emergency response authorities such as the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) know that you've arrived safely. It also prevents unnecessary search and rescue operations - a highly resource intensive, and at times costly, process.

Pilot education

Safety videos

Watch our safety and pilot education videos on our Youtube Channel.