Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Airline/Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety Forum

The Airline/Air Traffic Services Safety Forum is an annual event that brings together delegates from international, domestic and regional airlines, air navigation service providers and other aviation organisations from across the Asia Pacific region.

The conference is suited toward aviation safety specialists, safety managers, air traffic controllers, and pilots with safety portfolios and aims to collectively share safety information and lessons learnt to ensure an integrated approach to risk management on critical issues.

Over the course of two days participants receive safety and operational presentations from industry representatives on pertinent safety topics and participate in open discussions and workshops designed to share information and experiences in the management of safety issues.

The success and reputation of the forum has been earned from the quality of speakers and industry-supported presentations. Each forum is themed to provide focused discussion and shared learning between airlines, aerodromes and air traffic control.

36th Airline/ATS Safety Forum

The 36th Airline/ATS Safety Forum will be held from Wednesday 12th June 2019 – Thursday 13th June 2019 at the Rydges Southbank in Brisbane, Australia.

This year, the forum theme is ‘Managing threats in an increasing complex environment’ and the plenary will explore a range of topics including contrasting the threats from Airservices NOSS and the Australian airlines LOSAs, Digital Information Program (DIP) and new technologies showcase.


The Airline/ATS Forum provides an opportunity for delegates to engage freely and openly. During the forums, we often identify issues that require regulatory intervention or oversight. In a change to our past practice, an invitation has been extended to two senior leaders from CASA to join us, but only for the very last session. We will hear their perspectives on the key threats within our increasingly complex environment and seek feedback from them on the issues generated during the Forum. CASA’s representatives will also participate in an open Question & Answer session. We hope that CASA’s attendance on Day 2 will serve to further enhance the benefits generated from the Airline/ATS Safety Forum.
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here.


Accommodation is available at the venue, please contact the Rydges Southbank Brisbane directly for bookings.


Participation in this event is by invitation only. There is no registration fee to attend the forum, however delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.
If you have received an invite please complete the registration form and an Airservices representative will be in contact with you to confirm your registration. Please note that RSVPs close on 24 May 2019.

More information

For further please contact Karen Altpere at or call +61 2 6268 4258.