DCRA News

Airports Association members fly in to Dubbo

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dubbo is hosting the NSW Division meeting of the Australian Airports Association meeting on March 16 and 17 bringing together operations managers and representatives from airports across NSW.

The NSW Division meeting is an opportunity to discuss key issues relating to aviation and airport management.

Dubbo City Regional Airport Operations Manager, Lindsay Mason said all airport operators across the State benefit from hearing from industry experts and having open discussions with other operators.

"Dubbo City Regional Airport is one of more than 180 domestic airports in Australia," Mr Mason said.

"Airports are important transport and economic hubs handling passengers, freight and providing essential services to remote communities.

"For example Dubbo City Regional Airport is essential for the operations of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, charter services for businesses operating in the far west as well as providing regular passenger transport services to Sydney and Broken Hill," Mr Mason said.

The agenda for the NSW Divisional meeting includes updates on the NSW inquiry into regional aviation as well as the proposed Western Sydney Airport. Other discussion items will include security screening in regional airports and information from Airservices Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

As the host for this meeting Dubbo will present some of initiatives specific to Dubbo including the recent resealing of the main runway and an overview of the Dubbo Airport Strategic Master Plan," Mr Mason said.

"Sharing this information with other members of the Australian Airports Association helps contribute to the industry for the benefit of all airport operators."

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dubbo City Regional Airport Operations Manager, Lindsay Mason 6801 4000