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Future of Australia’s aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic: interim report

This interim report is focussed on the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the aviation workforce. It sets out the committee's early findings on the adequacy of government support for aviation workers responsible for maintaining the viability of the aviation sector through the pandemic.

Clean skies for tomorrow: sustainable aviation fuels as a pathway to net-zero aviation

The World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) initiative, established in 2019, is a coalition across aviation’s value chain working to facilitate the transition to net-zero flying by mid-century. This report, developed in close consultation with the CST coalition, serves to provide a fact...
Discussion paper

The future of Australia's aviation sector: issues paper

The Australian government is examining options to further support and strengthen the aviation industry, both to manage the current impacts of the COVID-19 downturn, support the recovery and look at pathways for longer-term reform. This issues paper has been released to generate public feedback.

Australian aviation after COVID-19

This report outlines the principles that should govern an Australian aviation plan to help the industry move towards a more prosperous future that delivers competitive transportation options for the Australian public.
Discussion paper


Commercial aviation emissions in Australia could drop by over half in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to this research from the Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program.
Policy report

The flight path to net zero

This paper makes recommendations for how the UK can make the most of aviation offset funding to meet domestic environmental goals, and ensure that aviation emissions are brought down to a level that can be sustainably met by carbon removals to reach net zero.
Draft report

Draft WA aviation strategy 2020

This draft document sets out the practical actions and the future policy approach to foster improved airfare affordability and to ensure the aviation industry continues to support future growth of Western Australia.
Working paper

Fifth generation air warfare

As this paper shows, there is now a great deal to the concept of fifth-generation air warfare. The term has come to encompass and combine several important ideas, in particular: network-centric thinking, the combat cloud operational construct, multi-domain battle and fusion warfare. Fifth-generation air warfare...

Efficiency of the investigation of transport accidents and safety occurrences

The objective of this audit was to examine the efficiency of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s (ATSB’s) investigation of transport accidents and safety occurrences.

Current and future regulatory requirements that impact on the safe commercial and recreational use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated systems

This report recommends that the Australian government introduce a mandatory registration regime for all remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) weighing more than 250 grams. As part of registration requirements, RPAS operators should be required to successfully complete a basic competence test and demonstrate an understanding...