Proposal to Increase Allowable Tailwind at Brisbane Airport


Update on Safety Case Submission (20 April 2022)

Airservices and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) have been working jointly to develop a safety case and supporting material that justifies increasing the tailwind limit for Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) from 5-knots to 7-knots.

If approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the overall volume of time when the wind conditions permit arrivals and departures to operate simultaneously over the bay will be increased.

Airservices previously uploaded a document intended for airline stakeholders as part of engagement seeking their support for the 7-knot submission, which if approved would lead to increased over the bay operations and noise respite for communities.

This important work is continuing and a safety case will be submitted to CASA by the end of April 2022. It is one of a number of important initiatives that will contribute to achieving an overall net benefit relating to aircraft noise at Brisbane Airport.


Update on Safety Case Submission (20 April 2022)

Airservices and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) have been working jointly to develop a safety case and supporting material that justifies increasing the tailwind limit for Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) from 5-knots to 7-knots.

If approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the overall volume of time when the wind conditions permit arrivals and departures to operate simultaneously over the bay will be increased.

Airservices previously uploaded a document intended for airline stakeholders as part of engagement seeking their support for the 7-knot submission, which if approved would lead to increased over the bay operations and noise respite for communities.

This important work is continuing and a safety case will be submitted to CASA by the end of April 2022. It is one of a number of important initiatives that will contribute to achieving an overall net benefit relating to aircraft noise at Brisbane Airport.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Industry feedback was sought on the potential impact, risks and controls associated with this proposed change. The survey has concluded.

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