Air Transport World


Australia's isolation, peculiar geography and demography--widely dispersed population centers along the coast separated by the vast outback--have contributed to a culture of confident self-reliance and innovation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of aviation, where the country is a net exporter of leadership and expertise. Part and parcel of this tradition is Airservices Australia, the government-owned corporation that provides air traffic management services.

The recipient of ATW's 2008 Aviation Technology Achievement Award is setting the pace in a host of important technologies and operational procedures while safely managing airspace over 11% of Earth's surface comprising not only Australia but large swaths of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. …

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