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Strike action possible in Feb-09 by Australian ATCOs

9-Feb-2009

A late Jan-09 equipment failure has provided another trigger for the ongoing disagreements between the Australian Air Navigation Services Provider, Airservices Australia, and the air traffic controllers (ATCO) union, Civil Air. A computer failure in the processing of flight data plans saw all flights between Brisbane and Cairns, on Australia’s busy eastern air corridor, grounded for more than an hour.

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  • Airline on-time performance marginally improving in 2008
  • New contracts

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  • Airspace closures & service reductions in Australian airspace
  • Australian domestic airline on-time performance
  • Australian monthly domestic passenger traffic: Jun-99 to Jun-08
  • Australian domestic economy fares
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