Australia's leading helicopter traffic report network has been accused of ageism in a explosive statement of claim lodged in the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

Jason Bouman -- a 40-year-old TV traffic reporter for the network who featured on Channel Nine's Today show for 18 months before his resignation in March last year -- alleges he was taken off TV and shunted to radio because his Australian boss, Bill Pezzimenti, wanted a "good looking young blonde" in front of the camera.