Airservices Australia

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Airservices Australia
English Title:
Airservices Australia
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

Airservices Australia was created in July 1995 when the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Australia was split into an airspace management organisation, Airservices Australia, and an aviation safety authority, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Airservices Australia has responsibility for Air Traffic Control, aeronautical information, communications, radio navigation aids, airport rescue and fire fighting services etc. It operates a small fleet of aircraft for Navaid Calibration, some of which were inherited from the CAA.

Key Dates

6 July 1995    Airservices Australia created from Civil Aviation Authority.
1997    Contractor Pearl Aviation chosen to operate aircraft.
1998    Last government owned aircraft retired.

Current Status

The aircraft of Airservices Australia are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.


Special Markings

Airservices Australia aircraft operate in an overall white colour scheme with a blue rear fuselage and fin. The service titles FLIGHT INSPECTION AIRSERVICES AUSTRALIA are carried on the fuselage sides, along with the organisation logo.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Airservices Australia aircraft carry Australian civil aircraft registrations, in the sequence VH-FIx, where FI stands for Flight Inspection, e.g. Super King Air 350 VH-FIS.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Beech Super King Air 200 1 1 0 Navaid Calibration
Beech Super King Air 350 1 1 0 Navaid Calibration

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Beech Super King Air 200 1 2001 current contractor
Beech Super King Air 350 1 1997 current contractor
IAI 1125 Astra 1 1997 2002 contractor
Fokker F-28 3 1995 1998 ex-CAA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

Airservices Australia, Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Organisational Structure

There are no sub-units to the Flight Inspection service.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are based at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, VIC.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information


To be added


To be added


wikipedia: Airservices Australia
Official Website
Departmental Aircraft

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

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