Bankstown Airport was established in the 1940s and is a general aviation airport primarily used by general aviation aircraft.
The airport is a base for the NSW Police Air Wing, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, NSW Forests, Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Medical Service, and the Aviation Studies program of the University of NSW. During the summer months large firefighting helicopters are also based at Bankstown Airport.
Bankstown Airport operates 24 hours a day but noise abatement procedures apply.
Airservices easy-to-understand booklet, Guide to our operations, provides explanation about how air traffic control works and insights into everyday occurrences at airports.
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