Sunshine Coast Airport runway 13/31 opened in June 2020 and is oriented differently to the former 18/36 runway and is longer and wider to accommodate wide-body aircraft. This meant changes to flight paths were necessary to achieve safe and efficient operations for the Airport and the community.
As Australia’s air navigation service provider, Airservices Australia is responsible for airspace management and the design of flight paths.
On 9 October 2019, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) provided Airservices Australia with approval for changes to airspace associated with the new runway, based on the design concepts developed by Sunshine Coast Council.
We have compiled a range of tools and resources to help our community better understand what’s involved and what it means for local residents.
While the new runway and flight paths will now see fewer people experience aircraft noise, we recognise it will also mean changes for some people in our community.
Airservices Australia have recently undertaking a Post Implementation Review Process (PIR) to review the changes made to flight paths and associated airspace as a result of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project. This includes assessing the changes that were implemented and verify assumptions made about potential environmental and community impacts.
Airservices Australia also undertook a community engagement process as part of the PIR.
Aircraft Noise Information Tool
Find out more about the Aircraft Noise Information Tool
Airservices Australia Website
Find out more on the Airservices Australia website
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