Discussion paper

Developing the Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace strategy: consultation document

Responses to this consultation paper will inform the final aerospace strategy, which aims to support the further growth of an internationally competitive Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace sector that is thriving, innovative and safe.

COVID-19 support to the aviation sector

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications’ design and implementation of measures to support the aviation sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RPAS and AAM strategic regulatory roadmap

This strategy document sets out Australia’s future approach to aviation safety regulation and oversight for remotely piloted aircraft systems and advanced air mobility.

Preparing for take off: speeding up the switch to sustainable aviation fuel

In this report, the authors consider policies related to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the types of alternative fuel available and the consequences of different levels of uptake. They also provide recommendations on how best to employ them to reduce aviation emissions.

Australia's general aviation industry: interim report

A key recommendation in this report is that the Australian government amend the Civil Aviation Act 1988 to include an obligation to support the Australian aviation sector to develop and compete nationally and internationally.

The future of Australia's aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic

This inquiry report recommends that the Australian government leverage its procurement processes and spending within the aviation sector to protect and lift standards, promote fair wages, conditions and job security, and ensure the effective operation of an aviation industry in the national interest.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Alexander Downer says the private jets ferrying delegates to COP26 would emit more carbon than Scotland does in a year.

As world leaders and delegates flew into Glasgow for the COP26 climate change summit, former foreign minister Alexander Downer claimed their private jets would generate more emissions in 24 hours than Scotland does in a year. Verdict: Mr Downer's claim is nonsense.

A frequent flyer levy

The authors of this document consider the policy options and instruments available to the UK government to reduce aviation travel and to ensure carbon reduction targets can be achieved.

Biofuel insights: an independent report prepared for EECA

This paper aims to inform discussions about potential pathways of biofuel uptake and the associated emissions reductions in New Zealand’s light and heavy road transport, and domestic aviation and shipping.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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...

Transpacific airline fuel efficiency ranking, 2016

This report compares the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania. It extends the previous transatlantic fuel efficiency methodology to the transpacific market. Highlights
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...