Fixed Wing Aerial Dispersant Capability

The Fixed Wing Aerial Dispersant Capability (FWADC) continues to function as a jointly funded capability in partnership with the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC).

The capability requires six aircraft that are maintained in strategic locations to respond to oil spills on a 24/7 basis. The current capability provides a capacity to respond to an incident within short time periods. Some of the requirements of the FWADC include:

  • six primary aircraft located around Australia
  • availability to fly within a specified time period from activation
  • suitably equipped to undertake aerial dispersant application activities in the marine environment
  • the ability to operate offshore (up to 200 nautical miles from the coast)
  • provision of adequately-trained personnel to support contract requirements.

Last updated: 

Thursday 13 August 2020