Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Orange Regional Airport – Changes for Emergency Helicopters

24 February 2020

This change will be implemented from 26 March 2020

19 September 2019

From October 2019, Airservices will make changes so it is easier for emergency helicopters to depart Orange Regional Airport in cold and poor weather (particularly in winter).

In poor weather emergency helicopters can experience difficulties departing from the airport due to the risk of helicopter rotor blades icing.

To enable emergency helicopters to urgently respond in these weather conditions we will create four new waypoints (navigation markers for aircraft) which will allow emergency crews to safely depart from the airport.

For more information on the changes please see Fact Sheet – Changes for Emergency Helicopters at Orange Regional Airport under Resources.

For queries on the changes please contact Community Engagement:

For matters relating to current aircraft operations, contact Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) on:

  • 1800 802 584 (free call)
  • 131 450 (interpreter service)


Fact Sheet – Changes for Emergency Helicopters at Orange Regional Airport