Flight Paths and Aircraft Noise
The new Sunshine Coast Airport runway means changes to flight paths, 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 are currently 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 will also be undertaking a community engagement process as part of the PIR. We encourage the community to subscribe to Engage Airservices project page for information and updates on the Sunshine Coast Airport Post Implementation Review (PIR).
Tools and Resources
- Aircraft Noise Information Tool
- Understanding Aircraft Noise
- Engage Airservices Sunshine Coast Airport
- Noise Comparison Chart
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Making an Enquiry or Complaint
- Flight Path Maps
- Australian Noise Exposure Forecast