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 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.

  • PIR Community Workshops - Registration Reminder

    Want to have your say on improved noise outcomes for the Brisbane community?

    Places are still available for the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Post Implementation Review (PIR) community workshops, scheduled for September 2022. Registrations are essential so we can ensure venues can adequately cater for the level of attendance and to assist in identifying if additional workshops are needed.

    As we are receiving requests for workshops in additional locations, any sessions below that are not well-subscribed may be moved to more popular locations, and registered attendees offered an alternative workshop location or participation in the online session.

    Any attendee who has not registered will be admitted only if registered attendance numbers and venue capacity permit.

    To register for a workshop please click here.

    Workshop details

    Duration: Each workshop is expected to run for 2 to 2.5 hours

    Dates, locations, and time:

    • Saturday, 10 September 2022 - Wynnum Community Centre - 9.30am to 12pm
    • Saturday, 10 September 2022 - Toombul Bowls Club - 2pm to 4.30pm
    • Sunday, 11 September 2022 - Upper Brookfield Community Hall - 10.30am to 1pm
    • Sunday, 11 September 2022 - Farmers Hall Samford - 3pm to 5.30pm
    • Monday, 12 September 2022 - Colmslie Hotel Function Rooms Morningside - 5pm to 7.30pm (capacity reached)
    • Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - Events on Oxlade New Farm - 5pm to 7.30pm
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Online Session - 12pm to 2pm
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Bribie Island RSL Club - 5pm to 7.30pm (cancelled)
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Capalaba Place - 5pm to 7.30pm (added)
    • Thursday, 15 September 2022 - University of Queensland, St Lucia - 5pm to 7.30pm (Building 9 (Michie Building) room 211 - there will be Airservices banners identifying the room)
  • Response to Trax International Final Report

    Airservices Australia will adopt all recommendations in the recently released Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR) Independent Review Final Report by Trax International (Trax).

    Airservices’ response to the Trax Final Report can be viewed here.

    Airservices Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield said Airservices had carefully considered the final report and adopts all the Trax Final Report recommendations. Community workshops are scheduled for September to discuss the Trax Final Repot recommendations, other Airservices findings and seek feedback.

    You can provide feedback on the Trax report and Airservices response ahead of the community workshops here.

  • New Noise Improvement Trial

    As part of our commitment to explore all opportunities to minimise noise impacts in Brisbane, Airservices has been working with QantasLink on a new trial for QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 turboprop aircraft to use an existing Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR) flight path over Moreton Bay. This flight path will be used for arrivals to runway 19L (legacy runway) and aims to reduce the impact of aircraft operations on North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island. A fact sheet explaining the trial can be viewed here.

    The trial will commence on 5 September 2022 and will run for 12 months. Findings will be provided in quarterly reviews published on this site.

    Provide your feedback

    We welcome community feedback on the trial. To provide feedback please use our online form at any time during the 12 month trial.

    We will consider all feedback as part of the quarterly review. We are particularly interested in any change to aircraft noise or operations that communities on North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island notice during this trial.

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

  • Brisbane Post Implementation Review Community Workshops

    The Brisbane community is invited to continue to participate in the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Post Implementation Review (PIR) via community workshops scheduled for September 2022.

    The focus of the workshops will be:

    • Airservices Australia response to the recommendations from TRAX International’s Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review Independent Review Final Report
    • Airservices Australia PIR findings and suggested improvements
    • Discussion to gauge the level of community support for the various recommendations
    • Identifying other opportunities for improved noise outcomes to inform final PIR recommendations.

    The sessions will be independently facilitated by Trax International.

    Workshop details

    Duration: Each workshop is expected to run for 2 to 2.5 hours

    Dates, locations and time:

    • Saturday, 10 September 2022 - Wynnum Community Centre - 9.30am to 12pm
    • Saturday, 10 September 2022 - Toombul Bowls Club - 2pm to 4.30pm
    • Sunday, 11 September 2022 - Upper Brookfield Community Hall - 10.30am to 1pm
    • Sunday, 11 September 2022 - Farmers Hall Samford - 3pm to 5.30pm
    • Monday, 12 September 2022 - Colmslie Hotel Function Rooms Morningside - 5pm to 7.30pm (capacity reached)
    • Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - Events on Oxlade New Farm - 5pm to 7.30pm
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Online Session - 12pm to 2pm
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Bribie Island RSL Club - 5pm to 7.30pm (cancelled)
    • Wednesday, 14 September 2022 - Capalaba Place - 5pm to 7.30pm (added)
    • Thursday, 15 September 2022 - University of Queensland, St Lucia - 5pm to 7.30pm

    To attend a workshop please register here.

    Representatives from the following organisations have been invited to attend the workshops scheduled for Sunday 11, Monday 12, and Tuesday 13 September 2022:

    • Airlines
    • Brisbane Airport Corporation
    • Civil Aviation Safety Authority
    • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications, and the Arts.

    If community feedback identifies the need for additional workshops, these will be hosted after the September school holidays.

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work will be carried out on the legacy runway (01R/19L) on Tuesday 30th of August 2022, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The work includes testing the aeronautical ground lighting, civil maintenance and pavement works.

    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).

    This work will not affect the noise improvement trials currently underway, including extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and limited 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).

  • Trax International Independent Review Update - Final Report Released

    Trax International’s Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR) Independent Review Final Report is now available to view. The report can be accessed here.

    Airservices is committed to considering all opportunities for improved noise outcomes for the Brisbane community and to progressing those options assessed as safe and feasible.

    Airservices is continuing to assess and review the recommendations contained in the Trax Final Report and will release its response to the Final Report ahead of stakeholder and community meetings scheduled for September.

Page last updated: 29 Sep 2022, 09:46 AM