Bob Peake is the Manager Technology Development for Airservices Australia's Air Traffic Management Group.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In December 2000 the Society awarded Bob the Wakefield Gold Medal for contributions to aviation safety for his work as the Project Manager for The Australian Advanced Air Traffic System (TAAATS). In 2001 he was awarded the Grand Master’s Australian Medal for a meritorious contribution to aviation by the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators, and was also chosen for a Laurels Award for outstanding achievement from the US magazine Aviation Week and Space Technology.
TAAATS has been the centrepiece of the Airservices program to modernize Australia’s air traffic control system. It is a nationwide, integrated Air Traffic Management system supporting enroute, oceanic, terminal and control tower ATC for an area covering 11% of the earth. TAAATS makes extensive use of FANS 1 ADS and CPDLC, and is now being enhanced to provide controllers with ADS-B surveillance data from an extensive network of ADS-B ground stations.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Adelaide in South Australia, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Australian Administrative Staff College.