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 Essendon Fields Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 Consultation

Essendon Fields Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 Consultation

AusALPA believes the Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2019 is primarily a commercial development plan that sacrifices less-economic  aviation  activities  for  buildings and  non-aviation  use.  It  does  not promote, protect or encourage aviation activities and will limit future aviation use of this federally owned public asset.

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Airspace Modernisation Project - Tranche Three Proposals

Airspace Modernisation Project - Tranche Three Proposals

AusALPA does not support the Tranche Three proposals of the Airspace Modernisation Project and believes that a significant rethink is required.
Class E is an inherently less safe model of airspace classification to that of Class C. Any suggestion that the same levels of safety can be maintained when airspace is changed from C to E are simply false. Furthermore, Class E airspace at lower altitudes results in more of a challenge to maintain acceptable levels of safety because of the increased prevalence of VFR traffic at lower altitudes when compared with higher altitudes.

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