The Facts

Get the latest details about our campaign to keep Australia’s airports safe with the proper staffing of Aviation Firefighter crews.

Aviation rescue and fire fighting is core to maintaining Australia’s aviation safety standards and international re...

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When we return to the skies, we need to be ready on the ground. Two thirds (58%) of Australia’s interstate travel i...

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With planes grounded and filling airports’ tarmacs, our quiet skies are also creating an unprecedented safety risk ...

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Airservices Australia has slashed the number of aviation fire fighters at Canberra Airport, according to new research, raising fears the region may be left without a vital transport hub.

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Airservices Australia has slashed the number of aviation fire fighters at Coffs Harbour Airport, according to new research, raising fears the region’s tourism industry could go up in smoke. Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFFS) crews at Coffs Harbour have been slashed from category 6, down to as low as category 5.

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Despite our quiet skies, between March and June this year, aviation fire fighters responded to more than 700 incidents across Australia. A grounded plane is not idle - each day planes must go through regular maintenance.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant the majority of flights in Australia have been grounded. But a quiet airport is in fact more dangerous than ever before. Grounded planes and higher than usual fuel reserves at our airport pose an unprecedented risk to both life and property.

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