On 7th February the aviation industry was invited to have a say in an upcoming white paper. The Aviation White Paper (the White Paper) will set the long-term policies to guide the next generation of growth and innovation in the aviation sector.

It will clearly articulate the Commonwealth Government’s policies on desired aviation outcomes in relation to safety, competitiveness, sustainability and efficiency to ensure the sector is appropriately positioned to deliver aviation services for the Australian public out to 2050.

The White Paper will examine issues across the aviation sector. This includes four specific areas identified by the Government when announcing the White Paper:

  • how to maximise the aviation sector’s contribution to achieving net zero carbon emissions, including through sustainable aviation fuel and emerging technologies
  • the economic reforms needed to improve productivity across the sector, including addressing skills shortages, competition between airports and airlines, and charting a course out of the pandemic
  • how to support and regenerate Australia’s general aviation sector
  • better mechanisms for consultation on and management of issues like aircraft noise, airport development planning and changing security requirements.

SAAA National Councillor, David Zemel along with Technical Services Manager, David Evans are working with our team to deliver our submission.

We invite SAAA Members to send in their comments to be included in our submission. Here is the link to look at the Terms of Reference and other documents to give you more information:


We do not have much time. Please email your comments to David at David.Zemel@saaa.com or to Lainey at mgts@saaa.com by close of business Wednesday 1st March 2023.