Hobart Airspace Design Review

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Consultation has concluded and this change has been implemented

Image of a Qantas Airways Australia approaching tarmac for landing at Hobart Airport

Following the completion of the Hobart Airspace Design Review, new flight paths for Hobart Airport arrivals and departures commenced operation on 7 November 2019.

For information on aircraft operations in your area see our Community Specific Fact Sheets.

Why did Flight Paths have to change?

Airservices Australia introduced changes to arrival and departure flight paths at Hobart Airport in September 2017. The changes were designed to organise aircraft departing from or arriving into Hobart Airport onto standard routes called Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Standard Instrument Arrivals (STARs).

In response to negative community feedback regarding aircraft noise and visual impacts, we committed to amending the arrival flight path for Runway 30, and this was implemented in March 2018. We additionally committed to reviewing the design of the SIDs and STARs for runway 12 and runway 30 within the operational requirements and constraints at Hobart Airport.

What activities formed part of the Review?

A timeline of the Hobart Airspace Design Review was developed to present the progress of the review.

An interactive version of the timeline can be found here.

How did we listen?

Submissions closed on 7 January 2019.

Feedback was sought via the following

  • Online Submission form
  • Written submissions (email and post)
  • Onsite Community Consultation sessions were held in November 2018 in Bagdad, Brighton, Campania, Copping, Dunalley, Primrose Sands, Sorell, Richmond and Taranna.

Following the Hobart Airspace Design Review consultation period, we carefully analysed and considered all the feedback and submissions received through a comprehensive process to develop the final flight path design. The Consultation Summary Report is a summary of feedback received through engagement activities undertaken between 31 October 2018 and 7 January 2019.

The final design was shaped by this feedback, delivering a range of safety enhancements and operational efficiencies, while minimising the effect of aircraft operations on communities and the environment, where possible.

We invite you to read the Hobart Airspace Design Review Final Report, which contains the final design and how we considered feedback.

Our community engagement activities in support of the final design included on-site community updates in the Hobart area and online Q&A sessions during May 2019.

Following the completion of the Hobart Airspace Design Review, new flight paths for Hobart Airport arrivals and departures commenced operation on 7 November 2019.

For information on aircraft operations in your area see our Community Specific Fact Sheets.

Why did Flight Paths have to change?

Airservices Australia introduced changes to arrival and departure flight paths at Hobart Airport in September 2017. The changes were designed to organise aircraft departing from or arriving into Hobart Airport onto standard routes called Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) and Standard Instrument Arrivals (STARs).

In response to negative community feedback regarding aircraft noise and visual impacts, we committed to amending the arrival flight path for Runway 30, and this was implemented in March 2018. We additionally committed to reviewing the design of the SIDs and STARs for runway 12 and runway 30 within the operational requirements and constraints at Hobart Airport.

What activities formed part of the Review?

A timeline of the Hobart Airspace Design Review was developed to present the progress of the review.

An interactive version of the timeline can be found here.

How did we listen?

Submissions closed on 7 January 2019.

Feedback was sought via the following

  • Online Submission form
  • Written submissions (email and post)
  • Onsite Community Consultation sessions were held in November 2018 in Bagdad, Brighton, Campania, Copping, Dunalley, Primrose Sands, Sorell, Richmond and Taranna.

Following the Hobart Airspace Design Review consultation period, we carefully analysed and considered all the feedback and submissions received through a comprehensive process to develop the final flight path design. The Consultation Summary Report is a summary of feedback received through engagement activities undertaken between 31 October 2018 and 7 January 2019.

The final design was shaped by this feedback, delivering a range of safety enhancements and operational efficiencies, while minimising the effect of aircraft operations on communities and the environment, where possible.

We invite you to read the Hobart Airspace Design Review Final Report, which contains the final design and how we considered feedback.

Our community engagement activities in support of the final design included on-site community updates in the Hobart area and online Q&A sessions during May 2019.

Consultation has concluded and this change has been implemented
  • Airspace Change Approved

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    8 months ago

    24 May 2019

    Airspace Change Approved

    Following the Hobart Airspace Design Review consultation period, Airservices undertook a comprehensive process to develop the final flight path design, which was released to the community in March 2019.

    After completing the final flight path design, we submitted an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) to modify airspace to the north east and east of Hobart.

    This airspace change is required in order to accommodate the final flight path design, including keeping aircraft in controlled airspace who may be operating around weather or being...

    24 May 2019

    Airspace Change Approved

    Following the Hobart Airspace Design Review consultation period, Airservices undertook a comprehensive process to develop the final flight path design, which was released to the community in March 2019.

    After completing the final flight path design, we submitted an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) to modify airspace to the north east and east of Hobart.

    This airspace change is required in order to accommodate the final flight path design, including keeping aircraft in controlled airspace who may be operating around weather or being sequenced for operations.

    The OAR reviewed our submission and approved the change on 8 May 2019.

    More information on the Airspace Change Process can be found on CASA’s website.

    The new airspace and flight paths will be implemented on 7 November 2019.

    Upcoming Community Update Activities

    Purpose

    Airservices staff are providing various opportunities for you to follow up on questions regarding how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths.

    During our Face to Face sessions, we will be able to demonstrate to you how and where aircraft will fly on the flight path, relative to your home.

    Face to Face Information Sessions

    Meet with Airservices representatives in person at the Civic Administration Centre, Sorell Council:

    Thursday 30 May, 12pm to 1pm

    Friday 31 May, 10am to 11am

    Friday 31 May, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

    Virtual Drop In/Live Online Q&A Sessions

    Representatives from Airservices will be available to answer your questions regarding the new flight paths to be implemented on 7 November 2019 live during the following dates and times:

    Thursday 30 May, 10am to 11am

    Thursday 30 May, 5pm to 6pm

    Friday 31 May, 12pm to 1pm

    Joining the Virtual Drop In/Live Online Q&A Session

    Please visit our FAQ section to see whether your question has already been responded to.

    Please note that all questions will be moderated in accordance with our Moderation Rules before being answered publicly and must relate to how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths to be considered appropriate for these sessions.

    There may be a short lag between responses as they are submitted through to our facilitators.

    We will endeavour to moderate and answer all questions submitted during the live chat. However, if we are unable to get to all questions received by the close off time, responses will appear on the Q&A thread on the next business day.

  • An overview of Community Update Activities

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    about 1 year ago

    17 June 2019

    Airservices staff delivered various opportunities for the community to learn more about how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths.

    • Updated resources and info-graphics explaining how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths.
    • Static Information Display held between 27 May and 31 May 2019 at the Civic Administration Centre, Sorell Council, Hobart
    • Three Face to Face Information Sessions held between 30 May and 31 May 2019 at the Civic Administration Centre, Sorell Council, Hobart
    • Three Virtual Drop In/Live Online Q&A Sessions held between 30 May and 31 May 2019
    We now await the...

    17 June 2019

    Airservices staff delivered various opportunities for the community to learn more about how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths.

    • Updated resources and info-graphics explaining how aircraft will operate on the new flight paths.
    • Static Information Display held between 27 May and 31 May 2019 at the Civic Administration Centre, Sorell Council, Hobart
    • Three Face to Face Information Sessions held between 30 May and 31 May 2019 at the Civic Administration Centre, Sorell Council, Hobart
    • Three Virtual Drop In/Live Online Q&A Sessions held between 30 May and 31 May 2019
    We now await the new airspace and flight paths to become operational on 7 November 2019.