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Aircraft Parking & Ground Handling

Aircraft Parking Aprons

Airline aircraft are catered for on the main parking apron where 3 B737/A320 size aircraft, plus a large corporate jet type aircraft can be parked at any given time.  General aviation aircraft have parking available in the southern general aviation area, either on tarmac, on tie down areas, or on the grass.  Please note that space is limited for general aviation aircraft parking.

Itinerant Aircraft Parking Approvals

Pilots should refer to the requirements stated in ERSA in relation to parking of aircraft at Sunshine Coast Airport.  Please note that Sunshine Coast Airport‘s entry in ERSA is under Sunshine Coast.

Parking space is limited and approvals must be obtained in advance for aircraft over 5700kg, light jet and turbine aircraft. The requirements are detailed in ERSA, local traffic regulations, paragraph number 5.

When requesting a parking approval the following information is required:

  • Name of operator
  • Phone number (preferably 24 hour) / fax number
  • Aircraft type
  • Aircraft registration number ETA/ETD
  • Origin/destination
  • Special requirements, e.g. VIP passengers
  • Passenger numbers in/out
  • Handling agent (for aircraft requiring marshalling or other ground handling services).

Ground Handling

Due to the requirement to maintain safe clearances for airline operations larger aircraft using the main apron and Apron South must be marshalled into position to their approved bay.

Aircraft servicing, marshalling, passenger movement and baggage handling services can be carried out by local operators.

Sunshine Coast Airport does not provide an aircraft marshalling service, however aircraft marshalling and ground services can be arranged through either Aerocare or Machjet International at their FBO facility.

Main Apron Security Requirements

Sunshine Coast Airport is a security controlled airport.  The requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations apply to airside activities.

The airside of the airport is security controlled and therefore a valid Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) must be worn at all times by visiting pilots.  Further detail on security requirements for your visit can be obtained by contacting the Airport Operations Officer on 1300 993 543.

The main apron is a Security Restricted Area during the operational period of the airlines.  As such security measures including the screening of itinerant aircraft crew and their passengers, and the inspection of items going to the main apron may apply.  Pilots are responsible for the close escort of passengers to and from the terminal building, and ensuring separation from screened airline passengers.

Fuel

Aviation fuel is available from Shell on (07) 5448 7114, or after hours on 0408 711 968.

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