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Achieving Civil Military Harmonisation and Air Traffic Management Modernisation with One System
Jason Harfield – EMBA DipAv(ATS) MSP(Adv Practitioner) FAICD FRAeS MICCPM
Executive General Manager Future Service Delivery, Airservices Australia
Australia has embarked on the most complex transformation of air traffic management in Australian aviation history enabled by the once-in-a-generation Air Traffic Management system replacement, and harmonisation between the nation’s two air traffic management organisations – Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence.
Australia is socially and economically dependent on air travel, with aviation contributing directly and indirectly around 6 per cent of Australia’s GDP. This world leading system replacement occurs when the Australian aviation industry is at an economic nexus point, and as the safety, efficiency and overall performance of the Australian aviation industry is under-pinned by the nation’s air traffic management system, this once-in-a-generation opportunity of having a national harmonised civil and military air traffic management system must be leveraged to reap maximum benefit for the aviation industry and the nation.
The scale of what has been embarked upon is bringing many opportunities as well as challenges. With nearly $20 billion investment in infrastructure across the industry in the next seven to ten years, and a changing dynamic and paradigm of global air traffic management combined with the ever increasing performance pressures on the aviation industry, a step change in Airservices service delivery is also required to maximise the return on investment.
Transitioning to the new harmonised system is a crucial and important step, however a holistic transformation of people, systems, processes and services is vital if the air traffic management backbone of the industry is to continue to deliver safety and efficiency in a capacity constrained operating environment.
Jason Harfield is the Executive General Manager, Future Service Delivery at Airservices Australia leading the organisation-wide business transformation and is responsible for the delivery of Australia’s harmonised Air Traffic Management System. Jason is proud to be a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
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