Original article by Jenny Wiggins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 14 : 23-Mar-18
A Senate committee has called for guidelines to be put in place to ensure that there are "public safety zones" around airports. Such zones permit aircraft to make emergency landings or take evasive action without the risk of hitting buildings, but no such guidelines are in place in Australia. The committee noted that commercial and housing developments near airports represents a significant safety risk, while the Australian & International Pilots Association notes that buildings near runways can cause turbulent wakes when the wind is strong.
AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PILOTS ASSOCIATION, AUSTRALIA. SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT, AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT SAFETY BUREAU, AUSTRALIA. CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY