The total operating cost per instrument flight rules (IFR) flight hour ($/hour)
We outperformed our primary KPI in this area for the operating year. Our sustained focus on internal efficiency led to productivity improvements and benefits for stakeholders. We delivered this result despite a reduction in traffic and instrument flight rules (IFR) flight hours across international aircraft operations during the second half of the year.
Our performance against this indicator, ensures we continue to be valued and accountable, and efficient and commercial.
Our major achievements for the year included:
- Installing a new 360-Degree control tower simulator in Brisbane, enabling more efficient operational training for staff in both the major air traffic service centres
- Migrating our IT infrastructure to a secure government cloud. This has reduced IT operating costs, improved availability and service quality, and heightened information security
- Commencing an Enterprise Network Modernisation Program to improve network capacity, availability, flexibility and security
- significant progress in our Cyber Security program including establishing the Security Operations Centre. This has improved our cyber resilience and security posture.
We also achieved a number of significant OneSKY program milestones, including:
- switching over to the new Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS) voice communication system at Sydney,
Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane facilities. This is enabling our air traffic resources to be more efficient, enhancing safety and minimising the risk of service disruptions.
- completing the system definition review of the detailed design on the CMATS platform.
- commencing construction at the Air Traffic Services Centres (ATSCs) in Brisbane and Melbourne
- establishing an initial transition plan as a foundation to realise the benefits of the OneSKY program.