APEC 2018 Leaders Forum
ATS was engaged by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Development and Regional Cities to provide aviation support during the Asia Pacific Economic Leaders Cooperation Leaders Forum, held in Port Moresby (PNG) during November 2018. Assessments prior to the event showed a lack of local readiness for the event. ATS was engaged to provide support for all aviation activities relating to the event.
This included assessments of ground handling requirements, personnel requirements and training, aircraft parking and arrival and departure slot management, and CIQ. ATS managed all negotiations between the host government and other economies with regards to Leaders aircraft arrival and departure times, as well as other logistical issues. Our experts were the point of contact for all military aircraft movements, as well as the strict security requirements imposed by security agencies regarding their Leaders.
The aviation activities were a resounding success, and several participating countries officially recognised ATS as being responsible for this success.