14 September 2017
Airservices is the government-owned corporation responsible for providing air traffic management and aviation rescue and fire-fighting services in Australia. Each year we manage more than four million flights across the country involving some 90 million passengers, including those operating to and from Hobart Airport.
Airservices proactively works with Airports and communities to minimise noise impacts where possible.
What is being changed and why?
As traffic levels increases, the standardisation of flight paths is a key safety measure which reduces complexity for pilots and air traffic controllers. These changes build separation standards into the airspace design for departing and arriving aircraft and enable pilots to improve fuel management and reduce emissions with the use on board systems.
When will this change start?
Airservices will be implementing standard arrival and departure flight paths at Hobart Airport from 14 September 2017.
What is going to change?
In 2017, on average, there are around 30 arrivals and 30 departures each day at Hobart Airport. The flight paths that are used on any given day depend on which runway is in use. The runway direction used depends on the wind and other factors, with Runway 30 tending to be used more than 50 per cent of the time.
For the changes shown in the maps residents will experience aircraft movements depending on direction of the wind and runway in use.
Some residents will notice a change in where departing and arriving aircraft are tracking, as aircraft track with greater consistency. The maps and images below show the changes to where aircraft will be tracking.
Departures from Runway 12
Arrivals to Runway 12
Departures from Runway 30
Arrivals to Runway 30