The Civil Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) exists to preserve the history of the Department of Civil Aviation, its predecessors and successors. The Society operates the Airways Museum at Essendon Airport, Melbourne. The Museum houses a collection of national importance that traces the development of Australia’s civil aviation airways system through innovation and technical development from its beginnings in the 1920s to today. The story is told through artefacts and photographs, and illustrates how Australia has often played a leading role internationally in aviation development.
Airservices is an Australian government owned organisation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. They safely manage 11 per cent of the world’s airspace where there are more than four million aircraft movements carrying more than 156 million passengers annually. They provide the aviation industry with telecommunications, aeronautical data, navigation services and aviation rescue firefighting services. They employ more than 3 500 staff, with approximately 1 000 air traffic controllers, working from two air traffic services centres, two terminal control units and 29 towers at international and regional airports. Airservices is based in Canberra.