Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review Final Report available to view


Airservices Australia has today published its Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR) Final Report.

This is the next stage of Airservices’ review of Brisbane New Parallel Runway flight paths, which commenced in July 2021.

This report builds on extensive community consultation, including face-to-face community engagement sessions, attended by residents from 88 suburbs, as well as a four-week public comment period on the Draft Report.

Overall, these consultations involved almost 2000 residents.

Airservices’ Final Report outlines a Noise Action Plan for Brisbane (Section 6.1) and a 2023 priority program (Section 7.1) outlining the actions to be progressed over the next 12 months.

Any proposed flight path changes that come out of this process will be subject to thorough community engagement with all potentially affected communities prior to a decision being made on implementation.

The report’s major recommendations include examining additional opportunities to maximise flights over the water (Package Two), including greater use of Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS), where safe. SODPROPS enable aircraft to arrive and depart over Moreton Bay when conditions, such as weather and traffic volume, safely allow.

Additionally, the Federal Government is in the process of forming an independent airport community forum, which will be consulted on the progress of all PIR recommendations.

Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield said the PIR engagement demonstrated the organisation’s commitment to improving noise outcomes for the Brisbane community, where safe and operationally feasible.

“Airservices is pleased to have worked with community and industry stakeholders to deliver the PIR Final Report,” Mr Harfield said.

“We are also continuing to conduct noise improvement trials. Flight path changes require a rigorous safety, design and environmental assessment process, which takes time to complete.

“We thank the community and industry for their input and feedback during our extensive community engagement to date.”

For more information, visit Airservices’ Engage website.

Posted on: December 14, 2022

More news

Related topics

Airservices provides safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry.

Airservices Australia commences build of Australia’s cutting-edge drone traffic management system

Airservices Australia is preparing for an anticipated influx of drones over the next 20 years with the appointment of Frequentis Australasia to develop world-leading, digital air traffic management to safely integrate millions of uncrewed aircraft flights into Australia’s busy airspace. A new analysis commissioned by Airservices predicts that drone flights in Australia will surge from […]

Airservices Australia charts course for 60 million drone flights by 2043

Analysis commissioned by Airservices Australia predicts the annual number of drone flights in Australian skies will surge from 1.5 million a year in 2023 to 60.4 million a year by 2043. The report, Sizing the future drone and advanced air mobility market in Australia, was produced for Airservices to inform the ongoing discussion on how […]

Airservices Australia releases January Australian Aviation Network Overview

Airservices Australia has released its Australian Aviation Network Overview report for January 2024. Highlights include: The Australian Aviation Network Overview is updated monthly. About Airservices Airservices Australia is responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We […]

Airservices’ Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting service top recruit brings the heat

Townsville’s Rhys Siganto, 29, is top of his class, recently winning the much-coveted Silver Axe Award – Most Outstanding Recruit, from Airservices Australia’s Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) service 99th Recruit Course. However, Rhys humbly credits others with his success. He was one of 22 exceptional, new aviation rescue fire fighters to proudly don the […]