Proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Airport) Regulations 2001
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is seeking comments through public consultation on proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Airport) Regulations 2001 (the Regulations). The amendments are intended to facilitate aircraft movements at Essendon Airport while protecting community amenity.
The three proposed amendments to the Regulations are:
1. Lifting the permitted weight limit for jet aircraft from 45,000kgs to 55,000kgs for operators during non-curfew hours.
2. Removing the ability of non-emergency helicopters and propeller driven aircraft to operate during the curfew.
3. Allowing jet aircraft which meet strict noise criteria to land during curfew period.
Less noise and less aircraft movements:
The Department’s Public Consultation Paper is available here.
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has extended the date for submissions until 24 October 2017. Submissions can be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to:
Aviation Environment Branch
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
GPO Box 594
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Essendon Airport supports an update to the curfew arrangements that it believes will result in fewer night-time aircraft movements and less noise for local residents. The Airport’s Media release is available here.
Essendon Airports Media Release:
Click here to download Media release
The Australian 22 Sept 2017: Essendon operator backs change in curfew