ASTRA Council

The Australian Strategic Air Traffic Management Group (ASTRA) Council is considered one of Australian aviation's leading consultative forums, representing a broad cross section of the industry’s aviation associations, organisations, representative groups, domestic airports and airlines.

ASTRA Council is responsible for the development, consultation and reporting of industry policy in relation to ATM air traffic management (ATM) matters, and for the running of ASTRA.

ASTRA Council has established a charter that aims to define the role, structure and necessary business rules to enable Council members to fulfil the Government’s and industry’s expectations to provide formal advice on air traffic management directions for the future.

ASTRA Council reports to industry through its members, who are individually responsible for reporting and representing the views of their constituents.

ASTRA Council Meeting Dates
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Thursday, 12 December 2019

ASTRA Council and Working Group Officers

ASTRA Council Chair
Peter Evans

ASTRA Council Deputy Chair
Vacant Position

ASTRA Council Secretariat Chair
Scott Mitchell

Future Air Traffic Management Working Group Chair
David Wells and [vacant position]
Melissa Alexiou (Secretariat)

Safety and Efficiency Technology Working Group Chair/s
Ian Mallett and [vacant position]
Melissa Alexiou (Secretariat)

Industry Associations

Australian Airports Association (AAA)
Aerial Application Association of Australia (AAAA)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots’ Association (AOPA)
Australian Business Aviation Association (ABAA)
Australian Sport Aviation Confederation (ASAC)
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS)
Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA)
Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus)
Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA)
Royal Federation of Aero Clubs of Australia (RFACA)
The Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA)
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, Australia (HCAPA)


Qantas Group
Virgin Australia

Air Navigation Service Providers

Airservices Australia

Permanent Observers

In addition, a number of Permanent Observers have standing invitations to attend meetings of the ASTRA Council, providing expertise and assistance with coordination of ATM related matters within the industry.

Industrial Organisations Government Agencies
Civil Air Traffic Control Australia (CivilAir) Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DoIRD)
Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA)
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Australian Defence Force (ADF)
Bureau of Meteorology (Bureau)