The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released a progress update to its investigation: The approval processes for the Bulla Road Precinct Retail Outlet Centre.
The Australian Airline Pilots' Association (AusALPA) has long been concerned about commercial buildings encroaching on airspace and has questioned why the DFO shopping centre was built closer to a runway than international standards allow.
AusALPA now calls for a government review to fully address safety and economic regulation issues at Australia’s airports in an aim to genuinely reform airspace protection and other operational safeguards at Australia’s airports.
'Massively concerned': Essendon Airport crash sparks Senate probe push
The chair of the Senate transport committee is chasing a sweeping inquiry into commercial developments around Australia's airports amid concerns that new office blocks, retail developments and hotels are jeopardising the safety of critical transport infrastructure. The push comes as part of the ongoing fallout from the 2017 Essendon Airport DFO crash, which has raised serious questions about government oversight of the rapid commercial development taking place at the nation's privately run airports. NSW's new airport at Badgery's Creek is also still in the middle of the planning process ...
Essendon Airport DFO plans call safety planning into question
The way buildings around Australia's airports are approved is under fresh scrutiny after it emerged that Essendon Airport’s DFO shopping centre complex was built closer to a runway than recommended under international and Australian safety guidelines. The nation’s largest professional pilot association has called the situation at Essendon a "significant safety compliance anomaly", and said that it raised questions about whether safety has been compromised ...