Canberra Airport

Investigations & Consultation

Airservices proactively works with the airport and the community to investigate, trial and implement changes to improve aircraft noise outcomes.

Investigations at Canberra Airport include:

Parachute operator Letter of Agreement
In August 2013, Airservices issued a Letter of Agreement to parachute operators from Canberra Airport, which will result in them flying over residential areas to the north of the airport less frequently, particularly at weekends.
Jet departures from Runway 35
In November 2014, Airservices implemented a change of procedure that will require jet aircraft departing on Runway 35 to reach a ‘waypoint’ around 10 kilometres from the runway north of Canberra suburbs before turning left, rather than as soon as they reach 7 000 feet. This will result in jet aircraft flying over non-residential land rather than residential areas of Gungahlin.

Community Consultation

Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) meetings are independent forums where community members and organisations can raise opinions and issues. These meetings address planning and development issues as well as operational matters such as aircraft noise and provide an opportunity for communication and consultation, although may not be public forums.

Airservices attends the Canberra Community Aviation Consultation Group meetings to provide information to the community and assist in discussions on aviation matters.