Orbost Airport has secured the National Small Regional (non-RPT) Aerodrome of the Year title for the second time in recent years at the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Industry Awards 2023 in Melbourne.
This remarkable feat marks three consecutive years that East Gippsland Shire Council-managed aerodromes have proudly claimed a prestigious national industry award.
Mayor Cr Tom Crook said council was elated and immensely proud of Orbost Airport's continued success at the AAA National Industry Awards.
"This achievement underscores our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety, innovation and functionality in the aviation sector," Cr Crook said.
Orbost Airport's success is attributed to its outstanding efforts in various areas, with a particular focus on vegetation management. Council's dedication to safety is evident in the successful removal of significant penetrations of the Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS), ensuring uncompromised aircraft safety.
IMAGE: A proud moment as Jason Connelly (left) and Douglas Sward (right), of Orbost Airport, receive the award for Small Regional (non-RPT) Aerodrome of the Year from National Chair at Australian Airports Association, Kym Meys. (PS)
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