Brisbane Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review

Panoramic render of the Brisbane Airport New Runway at dusk

Brisbane Airport’s new runway and the associated flight paths commenced operations on 12 July 2020. These flight paths have changed the way aircraft operate as they arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices continue to work with stakeholders across community, government and industry to ensure that the Brisbane Airport operations meet the highest safety standards and incorporate the most environmentally sustainable practices wherever practicable.

For information on current aircraft operations visit our interactive Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood website here.

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Brisbane Airport’s new runway and the associated flight paths commenced operations on 12 July 2020. These flight paths have changed the way aircraft operate as they arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices continue to work with stakeholders across community, government and industry to ensure that the Brisbane Airport operations meet the highest safety standards and incorporate the most environmentally sustainable practices wherever practicable.

For information on current aircraft operations visit our interactive Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood website here.

How do I receive updates on the PIR?

If you wish to receive further updates on the PIR, you must register and subscribe to follow this project.

Please also check in regularly for new information.

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work will be carried out on the Brisbane Airport runways from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 November 2022.

    The aircraft taxiway near the new runway end 01L is scheduled to close on Monday, 28 November, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Some aircraft that would usually depart from RWY 01L may require departure from legacy runway end 01R.

    The new runway (01L/19R) is scheduled to close on Tuesday, 29 November 2022, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    The legacy runway (01R/19L) will have a displaced threshold (shorter runway length) on Wednesday, 30 November 2022, from 7:00 AM to 4:30PM:

    • You may notice steeper approach profiles to runway 01R during this displacement
    • Some aircraft that would usually depart from RWY 01R may require departure from new parallel runway 01L
    • Some aircraft that would usually arrive to RWY 01R may require arrival to new parallel runway 01L


    These works will not affect the noise improvement trials currently underway, including extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and restricted intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Brisbane Airport Corporation will be conducting maintenance work on the new parallel runway (01L/19R). The maintenance works are scheduled on the following dates:

    • Thursday, 3 November 2022, 9:30PM – 5:00AM
    • Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 9:30PM – 5:00AM
    • Friday, 11 November – Monday, 14 November 2022, 8:00PM – 5:00AM

    The above dates are subject to change if works are completed ahead of schedule.

    If maintenance works are unable to proceed as scheduled on the weekend of 11 to 14 November (i.e. due weather), the works will be rescheduled for Friday, 25 November – Monday, 28 November 2022.

    During the works, the new parallel runway (01L/19R) will be closed. Community members may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will be conducted using the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    This work will affect the use of Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) where all operations are over the bay – including regular night time operations and the current trial to extend the use of SODPROPS.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • PIR Draft Report Community Drop-in Sessions

    The Brisbane community is invited to participate in the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Post Implementation Review (PIR) Draft Report community drop-in sessions.

    The drop-in sessions are open to community members who have queries or wish to discuss the draft report.

    Drop-in session details:

    • Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - Bulimba Golf Club - 12pm to 7pm
      • 105 Quay St, Bulimba QLD 4171
    • Friday, 11 November 2022 - Capalaba Place - 12:30pm to 7:30pm
      • 16 - 20 Noeleen St, Capalaba QLD 4157
    • Monday, 14 November 2022 - Ashgrove Golf Club - 12pm to 7pm
      • 863 Waterworks Rd, The Gap QLD 4061


    We have selected three locations that provide an opportunity for communities close to the airport and those further north and south to attend a session, though all sessions are open to any community member with an interest in the PIR.

    Registration is not required.


  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work will be carried out on the Brisbane Airport runways on Saturday 29th of October 2022 and Sunday 30th of October 2022.

    The legacy runway (01R/19L) is scheduled to close on Saturday 29th of October, from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the new parallel runway (01L/19R).

    The new parallel runway (01L/19R) is scheduled to close on Sunday 30th of October, from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    The work includes rubber removal, pavement line marking, vegetation management, electrical works, geotechnical works, and survey works.

    This work will not affect the noise improvement trial limiting intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    This work will affect the noise improvement trial to extend Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours on both days.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Draft PIR Report Released

    Airservices is pleased to share the Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR) Draft Report.

    This report presents our recommendations developed over the course of the PIR, guided by community and industry feedback.

    The draft report is available in two formats:

    We have provided both formats for convenience, noting the document with appendices will take longer to download.

    The Draft Report is now available for a four-week public comment period.

    Feedback can be provided here.

    Please provide feedback by Sunday 20 November 2022.

    In addition to feedback on the Draft Report, we are also interested in receiving feedback on how we can best engage with the Brisbane community on the recommendations that progress through to design and further assessment. What engagement methods and information channels are most effective in your community?

    We would like to thank the Brisbane community for participation in the PIR to this point and welcome your feedback on the Draft Report.

  • Draft PIR Report Update

    Airservices would like to thank the Brisbane community for your participation in the PIR to date.

    We received a large amount of feedback through the community workshops and are continuing to work through this. As a result, we need a little more time to complete the draft PIR report.

    We are aiming to complete the draft report and release it for public review and comment in mid-October.

  • Brisbane PIR Update - Community Workshop Recordings & Daylight Savings NAP

    COMMUNITY WORKSHOP RECORDINGS

    The recordings of the Brisbane Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review (PIR) community workshops are now available via the following links:

    Wynnum Community Centre

    Toombul Bowls Club

    Samford Farmers Hall

    Colmslie Hotel, Morningside

    Events on Oxlade, New Farm

    Capalaba Place

    At the request of the community members who attended the Upper Brookfield Hall and University of Queensland, St Lucia community workshops, the recordings have not been published.


    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE

    Brisbane Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs) prioritise the use of runway 19 operations, where arrivals occur over water and departures occur over land, when conditions prevent the use of modes that direct all movements over water.

    The peak departure period for Brisbane Airport is generally between 6 - 8am, with only limited arrivals during this time. With Daylight Saving commencing in other Australian states and territories on 2 October 2022, the morning peak departure period will commence from 5am to enable timely arrival of flights in other cities. To reduce the impact of these early morning departures on communities close to the airport and subject to lower aircraft operations, Airservices is proposing to change the runway priority over this Daylight Saving period to prioritise departures over water, where wind direction allows.

    We are currently finalising a safety assessment to amend the Noise Abatement Procedure (NAP) and expect to deliver this change in October 2022. We will provide further information ahead of commencing this new NAP operation.

  • PIR Community Workshops – Complete

    Thank you to all community members who joined the Brisbane Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review (PIR) community workshops. Your feedback is appreciated and will inform the next steps in the PIR.

    A copy of the presentation is available here.

    We are working to upload the workshop recordings as quickly as possible, but due to file size it is taking some time.

    As discussed in the workshops, Airservices will publish a draft PIR report in October for a public comment period.

  • Brisbane Noise Improvement Trials – Quarterly Update

    Airservices is pleased to provide the second quarterly update (24 May – 23 August 2022) for the current noise improvement trials in Brisbane.

    Extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) trial

    We are trialling the extension of SODPROPS operations from 6am to 8am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, when weather conditions allow. When SODPROPS is in use, jets and most propeller-driven (turboprop) aircraft arrive and depart over Moreton Bay. On 7 May 2022, a further extension of SODPROPS was added on Saturday evening from 8pm to 10pm. The results of this extension have been included in this quarterly report.

    Please click here for second quarter trial results.

    Restriction on intersection departures from the New Parallel Runway trial

    We are trialling restricting intersection departures for all aircraft (jets and turboprops - excluding emergency service aircraft) from the new runway over the city. This means aircraft will commence their take-off roll from the northern end of the new runway.

    Please click here for second quarter trial results.

    For more information on each trial, please visit the following links:

    Extension of SODPROPS factsheet

    Restrictions on intersection departures from the new parallel runway factsheet

  • PIR Community Workshops – Update

    We have received lower than expected registrations for the community workshop at the Bribie Island RSL Club on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 5pm to 7.30pm. For this reason, we have cancelled this community workshop. We have reached out via email to those who have registered to offer an alternative arrangement. If you were hoping to attend the Bribie Island RSL Club community workshop but have not yet registered, please contact us by email at communityengagement@AirservicesAustralia.com.

    We are pleased to advise we will now offer a workshop in the Redlands area. This will be held at Capalaba Place on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 5pm to 7.30pm. This option has been added to the registration survey.

    A reminder that all attendees need to register to ensure we have adequate venue capacity.

    To register for a workshop please click here.

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