Ambidji News

According to a report recently launched by Asialink in conjunction with PWC and ANZ Bank, the services sector is on track to become Australia’s number one exporter to Asia by 2030, and will support more jobs than all other exports combined. The report identified that  services exports to Asia are underperforming relative to our traditional trading partners and  presents a six point plan of action  to ensure that Australia’s services sector is properly positioned to capture this future growth.  The plan calls for an open and competitive Australian marketplace, dialogue between business and Government, continued liberalisation and expansion of trade and investment, and more robust evaluation of the level of services trade.  Importantly the plan calls for the continuous development of an Asia capable and internationally oriented workforce, an area Continue Reading...
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After 24 years of operation, Ambidji successfully completed its first share buyback. Since formation the Company had a policy of encouraging a wide shareholder base amongst employees and associates of the company, with some 22 shareholders prior to the buyback.  The passage of time, however, has seen a number of shareholders retire or follow other pursuits away from the Company.  The buyback was designed to use the cash reserves of the Company as a convenient way to provide liquidity for parties seeking to realise their share value.    The three founding shareholders, David Miles, Alan McDonagh and Brian Jackson elected not to participate in the buyback and now collectively hold 90% of the Company’s stock.  The remainder are held by a small group of former staff and associates who were keen to Continue Reading...
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Ambidji has recently completed an aeronautical risk assessment to support the relocation of the helipad at Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand. This risk assessment follows on from an earlier major risk assessment conducted by Ambidji on behalf of Christchurch International Airport Limited where Ambidji assessed the potential risk on scheduled airline operations that might be generated by ongoing general aviation activities at the airport and the closely spaced parallel grass runway....
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Ambidji is assisting the Queensland State Government with the design of a private sector investment framework and business case for the operation and development of a regional airport in Queensland.  Ambidji is providing the following services: consultation with stakeholders, audit of existing infrastructure, scoping of aerodrome upgrade requirements, determination of funding options, determination of airport management options, determination of legislative adjustments and approvals, determination of land tenure and ownership, cost estimation of upgrade works; determination of environmental requirements, identification of private operators and assessment of project risk.  The project is due for completion by the end of October 2014....
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The Benalla Rural City Council has selected Ambidji to prepare a Master Plan for its airport.  This appointment follows Ambidji’s previous appointment by Council to prepare an airport strategic plan. Benalla Airport is home to the State Gliding Club and Aviation Museum and is also the base for many different types of community activities, including the Benalla Theatre Company, the Benalla Potters Group and Migrant Accommodation Centre Exhibition.  This valuable community asset has great potential for business and tourism, and is located next to land zoned to support industry. The Master Plan will set out the priorities for infrastructure upgrades at the Airport in order to prepare the Airport as the host airport for the 2017 World Gliding Championships, and to accommodate the growth of the facilities over the next 30 years.  It Continue Reading...
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  Ensuring the safety of the royal flight into and out of Ayers Rock (Connellan) Airport next week will be the prime objective of Ambidji’s Certified Air Ground Radio Service (CAGRS) Unit. Ayers Rock Airport is Australia’s busiest non-controlled airport catering for high capacity scheduled airline and corporate jet operations.  The airport also accommodates a variety of general aviation charter aircraft, as well as scenic aircraft wanting to fly tourists over the ancient geographical features of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. CAGRS is an airport service delivery function established and regulated under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.  The CAGRS Unit’s main service objective is to provide high capacity passenger transport aircraft with oversight and detailed information on other conflicting aircraft to minimize the collision risk potential at non-controlled airports that have Continue Reading...
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Ambidji’s Managing Director, Brian Jackson, attended this strategic aviation conference recently held in Yangon.  The conference brought together aviation regulators, air navigation service providers, airport operators, airline representatives as well as aviation industry suppliers from all around the world who received a briefing from Myanmar Ministry of Transport officials on the booming aviation market in Myanmar and the potential for suppliers to capitalize on emerging business opportunities.  Following the conference, Ambidji visited the air traffic control centre and control tower at Yangon International Airport, a joint civil/military airport, to observe first hand the air traffic management operations within the Yangon Flight Information Region and the significant facility and procedural developments that have been implemented by the Department of Civil Aviation in recent years....
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In response to concerns that a number of developing APEC member economies are yet to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements to file a Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Implementation Plan, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) engaged Ambidji to undertake a status review of the required regulatory safety oversight frameworks and related procedures developed by the affected member economies to assess their readiness for PBN implementation.  The outcomes of this review were formally presented at an APEC workshop held in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam in April....
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On behalf of the Pacific Forum Secretariat Ambidji recently completed a wide ranging review of regional air and sea transport initiatives including an assessment of on-going work as well as provision of advice on future priorities for future engagement by the Forum on regional transport issues.  The review also included an analysis of Chinese funds expenditure for aviation projects within the region....
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Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) today announced the next phase of the introduction of multi-sensor surveillance control of air traffic within the Fiji Flight Information Region, with the commencement of a training program for its air traffic controllers on its new surveillance service. The training is to convert from the current procedural approach control at Nadi Airport, and is a major milestone in AFL’s pioneering development of multi-sensor surveillance technology for terminal area control applications.  Australian aviation specialist firm, The Ambidji Group, has been engaged by Airports Fiji Limited to develop and document the new procedures and to deliver the associated training courses using computer based training and ATC simulators to AFL’s Air Traffic Control Instructors.  Once rated on the new system, these instructors will train the rest of AFL’s approach Continue Reading...
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