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

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

Maryborough Airport Proposed Changes to Runway 17 GPS Approach Flight Path

18 December 2018

Airservices conducted community consultation on the proposed changes to the satellite navigation (GPS) approach flight path for aircraft landing from the north onto Runway 17 at Maryborough Airport between 29 October 2018 -13 December 2018.

No community feedback was received on the proposed change.

The proposal will proceed to implementation on 28 February 2019.

Please refer to the fact sheet Maryborough Airport Proposed Changes to Runway 17 for more information on this change.

29 October 2018

Airservices is proposing changes to the satellite navigation (GPS) approach flight path for aircraft landing from the north onto Runway 17 at Maryborough Airport. Residents in the Howard, Torbanlea, Burgowan, Walligan, Susan River, Toogoom and Takura areas may notice a change in aircraft tracking.

For more information please see the Maryborough Airport Proposed Changes to Runway 17 factsheet under Resources.

Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update – Runway 32

31 January 2019

Following community consultation between 19 October 2018 and 29 November 2018, Airservices will implement Smart Tracking for Runway 32 from 28 March 2019.

For more information please see the Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update – Runway 32  Fact Sheet under Resources.

21 December 2018

Airservices consulted the community about a proposal to implement a flight path change for the current Smart Tracking flight path for Runway 32 at the Gold Coast Airport. Consultation occurred between 19 October 2018 and 29 November 2018.

For a summary of feedback received on this proposed change, please see Summary of Community Feedback – Smart Tracking Runway 32 under Resources.

19 October 2018 

Airservices is implementing improvements in satellite assisted aircraft navigation as part of a national initiative to provide additional safety, landing predictability, fuel and emissions benefits to airlines. This program is known as Smart Tracking. Airservices is proposing to update the Smart Tracking approach procedures at Gold Coast Airport for aircraft landing on Runway 32 from the south.

For more information please see the Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update – Runway 32  Fact Sheet under Resources.

Brisbane Airport Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes

31 October 2018

Airservices will implement standard flight path routes to and from Brisbane Airport for helicopters and light aircraft from 1 November 2018.

For a summary of the feedback received on this change please see Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes Summary of Feedback under Resources.

13 September 2018

Airservices will implement standard flight path routes to and from Brisbane Airport for helicopters and light aircraft from 1 November 2018. This change formalises the routes by publishing them in aeronautical documents. This allows pilots to lodge flight plans for flights on these routes and improves how that information is displayed using the air traffic control radar system, particularly for departing light aircraft. For more information read our Fact Sheet.

Resources

Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update – Runway 32  Fact Sheet
Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes Summary of Feedback
– 31 October 2018
Fact Sheet –  Brisbane Airport Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes – 13 September 2018
Maryborough Airport Proposed Changes to Runway 17 – 29 October 2018
Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update – Runway 32
– 19 October 2018
Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking – Runway 32 Summary of Feedback – 21 December 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