Topic: Fleet Air Arm

Navy commissions new 822X Squadron to operate unmanned aerial systems

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of 822X Squadron on parade during the commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross.

Today’s commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross marked a major milestone in the Royal Australian Navy’s capability to operate unmanned aerial systems in the maritime domain.

Innovation pays off for Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.

Fleet Air Arm forum uncovers great ideas

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Peter Kenworthy (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM RAN (COMAUSFLT), Lieutenant Commander Craig Castlewith his certificate for a navy silver level commendation and Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN (COMFAA) at the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank.

The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.

Innovation empowers safety culture

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.

Fleet Air Arm to wow Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

The International Fleet Review (IFR) livery applied to a AS-350BA Squirrel helicopter for its role during the IFR in October 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) will play a spectacular role in the International Fleet Review (IFR) from 3-11 October 2013, which includes a combined flypast above more than 40 ships for the salute on Sydney Harbour.