The role of an ARO is to inspect critical areas of the airfield to ensure runways, taxiways, aircraft movement areas and airport infrastructure is safe for use. Through this position, we have developed local Yolngu people with ARO accreditation through CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority).

The role of an ARO:

  • Daily inspection or airstrip.
  • Daily inspection of the external fencing.
  • Daily pre-  start checks of essential equipment.
  • Checking operation of runway lights daily.
  • The maintenance of vegetation control both internal and external.
  • Attending Medivac call-outs to start the generator for the runway lighting.