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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 03:48
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Airservices ATC VR Program

A lot of proposals going on in the ATC world including the new Class E Airspace Modernisation Program, the move to the OneSky/CMATS System, the now back on again relocation of Sydney Approach Unit to Melbourne.

In the midst of it a proposal to offer early retirement to ATC over 50 years old as I understand it, to be completed in this FY.

Given all these projects, the staffing issues pre-COVID, the demographics of those involved, and the fact that Aviation is finally starting to spool up again, what chance this will actually see the light of day?
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 06:25
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the now back on again relocation of Sydney Approach Unit to Melbourne.
Which Airservices believe they’ll pull off in ~24 months I might add. There’s no guarantee’s the level of service provided to GA/local operators will be optimal these days, but you can be assured that through the loss of local controllers it will be abysmal should projects like these move forward.
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 06:39
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Wait until Polair asks for an urgent clearance in to Wombat Crescent in Darlinghurst, and the Melbourne controller asks his mate "Where the fork is Darling, it Hurts??"
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 07:03
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ReBoot

And as recently announced (12/4)
Operation ReBoot
Operation Reboot is a 12 month project to examine areas including:
  • sectorisation,
  • resourcing,
  • tasking,
  • operating modes and endorsement mix.
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 07:47
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And as recently announced (12/4)
Operation ReBoot
Operation Reboot is a 12 month project to examine areas including:
  • sectorisation,
  • resourcing,
  • tasking,
  • operating modes and endorsement mix.
No doubt driven by management grasping for straws to meet KPIs to support their precious bonuses.
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 10:10
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Operation ReBoot

Personally I would have called it ‘The Alan Parsons Project’...either way, I’m sure operation Bananarama will be huge
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 10:35
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And precious the bonuses are. I reckon you’d have to go back to pre-2000 days to find a senior manager bonus below the laughable Cartier watch level.

Nothing below $10,000 in the last dozen or so years.
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Old 22nd Apr 2021, 11:30
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No doubt driven by management grasping for straws to meet KPIs to support their precious bonuses.
To meet KPIs or dream up KPIs, and then tie up and waste resources in the pursuit of self proclaimed KPIs.

Goes a long way to highlight what is so wrong with Airservices Australia. The whole funding model and the performance framework is seriously flawed. The CEO earned was paid a seven figure a couple of years ago (when you factor in bonuses and superannuation).
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Goes a long way to highlight what is so wrong with Airservices Australia. The whole funding model and the performance framework is seriously flawed. The CEO earned was paid a seven figure a couple of years ago (when you factor in bonuses and superannuation).
You could insert the words "Nav Canada" in place of "Airservices Australia" and the sentence would be equally accurate. The corporatisation of service providers was sold to all the world as a more efficient option, when in fact it was the direct result of Reaganomics and Thatcherism -- the reduction of government through selling off gov't functions to private enterprise whilst simultaneously deregulating, or in the case of civil aviation, decimating the regulator's resources to the point that regulatory oversight is almost non-existent (with ICAO being a complicit dupe along the way.) Nav Canada and Airservices Australia are two of many shining corroded examples of the result: They are businesses first, and service providers a very distant second.


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Old 26th Apr 2021, 00:31
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So it hit the news today:

The Age
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Old 6th May 2021, 02:41
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This seems to have gone awful quiet. For something that was apparently supposed to be done and dusted by EOFY, they are running up against it - or was it just another C&M exercise?
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Hello? McFly?
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Change of plan - more not less (wow, they have some nice kit nowadays)

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