15 January 2018
Melbourne Airport Runway Mode and Flight Path Changes
Airservices proposes to implement a mode change to the Melbourne Airport Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs) in April 2019.
The proposed changes will ensure that airborne and ground delays are minimised during peak periods, by implementing a new mode of operation. This new mode will allow arriving aircraft to land on the east-west runway (Runway 09) and departing aircraft to track south on the north-south runway (Runway 16).
This new mode will be used when there are south or south easterly winds, especially during summer months.
The new mode will also require changes to flight paths so that Runway 09 can be used for arrivals.
For more information please see the Melbourne Airport Runway Mode and Flight Path Changes Fact Sheet under Resources.
Airservices will conduct on-site consultation sessions with affected communities in February.
Details of these sessions will be available soon.
Prior to the on-site consultation sessions, we will publish community specific fact sheets.
Feedback closes on 26 February 2019.
Melbourne Airport Runway Mode and Flight Path Changes Fact Sheet – 15 January 2019