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Flight path changes

Airservices works closely with airports, airlines and the community to minimise noise impacts on residents as much as possible when designing and implementing flight paths.

Current

4 October 2018
Townsville Airport Traffic Management Plan – Final Stage
Runway 01 RNAV approaches

Airservices and the Department of Defence are implementing changes to improve the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations for arriving and departing flights at Townsville Airport.

These changes will ensure aircraft flying in and out of Townsville airport are on more predictable and segregated flight paths that can be better managed by aircraft flight management systems, and reducing pilot and air traffic control workload.

Since May 2017 this has included high level flight path changes, changes to traffic management procedures and realigning the satellite-based area navigation approach (RNAV) to Runway 19, for aircraft landing at the airport when approaching from the north.

The satellite-based area navigation approach to Runway 01, for aircraft landing at the airport when approaching from the south, is now going to be updated to utilise the latest navigation technology.

For more information please see the Townsville Traffic Management Plan RWY 01 RNAV factsheet under Downloads.

Downloads

Townsville Traffic Management Plan RWY 01 RNAV – 4 October 2018
Brisbane Airport Changes to the arrival flight path from the north to Runway 19 – 8 November 2018
Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon (NDB) Minimum Holding Altitude Change
– 2 March 2018
Melbourne Airport Smart Path
– 20 February 2018

Sydney curfew departures noise improvement – 9 November 2017
Sydney change to the arrival route from the north in bad weather – 9 November 2017
Hobart Airport Standard Arrivals and Departures – 14 September 2017

Previous changes