Risk and Safety

Christchurch International Airport Risk Assessment

Ambidji was appointed by Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) to undertake an Aeronautical Study of the airport in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Advisory Circular 139‑15.  The report addressed the level of risk that General Aviation operations present to international and domestic scheduled air transport operators at Christchurch Airport. The scope of the assessment involved:

  • An assessment of parallel runway configurations and the impact that General Aviation operations may have on scheduled airline operations;
  • Establishment of the current risk profile for the airport;
  • Stakeholder workshops and coordination culminating in the development of a hazards register;
  • Risk assessments including the establishment of major risk factors and mitigation strategies, and projected collision risk potential at the airport.

Ambidji’s recommendations were implemented by the airport and have been successful in reducing airport risk levels.


Global – Development of Aerodrome/Airspace Risk Models

Ambidji has previously been commissioned by both airport operators and aviation regulatory authorities to create aerodrome and airspace risk models. These projects involved

  • a formal review of airport operations or policy for the provision of air traffic services;
  • analysis of international risk management best practice;
  • determining appropriate risk criteria and management processes;
  • developing aeronautical study methodology, study triggers, and filtering tools and models; and
  • validation and implementation of the proposed risk modelling processes.

These reports have enabled clients to improve the efficiency of airport or airspace operations, and reduce or mitigate incidents.

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