Tell us what you think! Complete the 2021 Subscriber Survey and you can go into the draw to win one of: 2 pairs of AirPods, 3 My APO+ memberships, and a ticket to AIFS2022.


Running on empty?

A case study of fuel security for civil and military air operations at Darwin airport
Fuel security Energy security Fossil fuels Australia

Most Australians have no idea how quickly they’ll be running on empty if fuel supplies from overseas are cut in a crisis.

For decades, the nation has relied on risky, 'just in time' deliveries of the fuel necessary for transport systems, industry, policing and individual motoring needs—and even the operations of the Australian Defence Force.

This report describes how this situation is so fraught, and the national reserve so small, that during major military exercises and actual operations, such as the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, fuel stocks have reached critically low levels.

Publication Details
License type:
All Rights Reserved
Access Rights Type: