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

2018 changes

Brisbane Airport Changes to the arrival flight path from the north to Runway 19

Brisbane Airport Changes to the arrival flight path from the north to Runway 19

8 November 2018

Following consultation Airservices has implemented changes to the standard instrument arrival flight path to Brisbane Airport for aircraft arriving to Runway 19 from the north.

These changes are to ensure pilots can keep the aircraft in autopilot when descending to the airport from the north, and that tracking and speed are consistent for all aircraft as they approach the runway.

For more information please see the Fact Sheet – Brisbane Airport Implementation of Changes to Runway 19 . Aircraft will fly the existing approach shown below in Figure 1, with a small change in lateral tracking. 

Brisbane Airport Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes

Brisbane Airport Helicopter and Light Aircraft Routes31 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.

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.

Gold Coast Airport Smart Tracking Update Runway 32

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.

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 .

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.

Maryborough Airport Proposed Changes to Runway 17 GPS Approach Flight Path

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

Melbourne Airport Smart Path

Melbourne Airport Smart Path

December 2018

Airservices will implement Smart Path Runway 34 (South) from 8 December 2018.

For a summary of the feedback received on this change please see Summary of Community Feedback – Smart Path for Runway 34 (South) .

Smart Path technology at Melbourne Airport will improve safety and predictability for aircraft landing in poor weather and low visibility.

Smart Path is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based precision approach and landing system. Since 2017, this has been available for all runways at Melbourne Airport except to Runway 34 from the south.

For more information please see the Melbourne Airport Smart Path for Runway 34 (South) Fact Sheet .

Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon Minimum Holding Altitude Change

Moorabbin Airport Non Directional Beacon Minimum Holding Altitude Change

At the end of April 2018, Airservices communicated that the proposed change to the Non Directional Beacon (NBD) minimum holding altitude at Moorabbin airport was under review.

Following this review, inclusive of the stakeholder feedback received to date, Airservices would now like to advise that at this time there is no planned alteration to the NDB minimum holding altitude at Moorabbin airport and the proposed change to the NDB minimum holding altitude will not proceed.

Airservices is committed to providing information to stakeholders and the community on significant changes that may affect them, and to incorporating stakeholder feedback into our planning, decision-making and implementation processes.

For any further enquiries please contact stakeholder@airservicesaustralia.com