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WSN Site Visit – Sydney Airfield Operations (Sydney Airport)

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Special requirements


All persons visiting the airfield require a Visitor Identification Card (VIC) pass that is provided by our services centre. VIC passes can only be obtained with a valid drivers licence or State issued ID card (must be a plastic card, no digital) or a valid passport.

All persons attending will be required to complete the top section of the attached form (VIC contingency form) and return it on or before Monday 5th June prior to the visit (see link below).

  • Closed in (comfortable) shoes will be required
  • Hi-Vis vests will be provided to participants
  • Disposable hearing protection will be provided, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer

Updated 011669_SACL_VIC Contingency Form_INTERACTIVE 2020_


Agenda (approximate)


Arrival and issuing of VIC passes and a short safety briefing

(You must bring the original version of the ID that you supplied for the VIC pass or you will not be able to participate)


1.00pm to 2.00pm  

Manager for Airfield Operations and Safety, Bjorn Nielsen will discuss airfield safety and the impacts of FOD (Foreign Object Debris). Yes we will be walking along the apron collecting FOD. We will be on the ground in close proximity to the aircraft and operations, plenty of photo opportunities.

It is quite interesting to see what FOD is actually out there and understanding the safety impacts is quite an eye opener.

Disposable hearing protection, gloves and garbage bags will be provided for this activity.


2pm to 2:30 pm    

Time permitting, we will head back out of the airfield via the international baggage room and one of the baggage experts will highlight how the system works, what it does, and the difficulties the team faces in keeping it running.


Plan B                    In case of inclement weather, we can conduct a more comprehensive tour of the baggage room.


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