Airservices Australia restructure


Airservices Australia, the national air traffic control service provider, today announced another stage of an ongoing restructure program.

The announcement details the final management structure for the organisation, which has been progressively introduced since 1 December 2005, and sees a flattening of management structure with improved accountability and communication.

The announcement to staff today also advised of a reduction of approximately 300 positions across the organisation, largely as a result of removing duplicated functions and a realignment of other areas of activity.

Chief Executive Officer Greg Russell said the restructure was transparent to airline and airport customers with no impact on the provision of air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting or technical and engineering services.

"Today's announcement follows a review of the organisation in late 2005 which showed improvements could be made that would improve the efficiency of the organisation without impacting on safety, while better aligning our services to the needs of the aviation community and the country as a whole.

"This restructure process is subjected to rigorous safety analysis and is being scrutinised by the Safety Regulator.

"The restructure is understandably causing some uncertainty, but these changes are necessary to ensure our organisation is best prepared to safely and efficiently face the challenges and requirements of an ever-changing aviation industry," he said.

The reductions will be through voluntary and involuntary redundancies, in accordance with provisions in the applicable Certified Agreements and be completed over a 15 month timeframe.

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