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 legacy runway (01R/19L) on 16 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).

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    The maintenance work planned for today on the legacy runway (01R/19L) has been cancelled due to this morning’s fog event.

    Advice on the rescheduled date for this work will be provided when confirmed.

  • PIR Update - Trax International Final Report

    Airservices Australia CEO, Jason Harfield, has received the Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review Independent Review Final Report from Trax International (Trax).

    Trax was appointed by Mr. Harfield to independently review and make improvement recommendations across all aspects of the Brisbane PIR, with a particular focus on opportunities to limit and, where possible, reduce impacts of aircraft noise.

    Mr. Harfield will now review the Final Report before publishing the report on our website by mid-August. Airservices will also prepare our recommended approach in response to the Trax Final Report, ahead of stakeholder and community meetings scheduled for early September.

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Brisbane Airport Corporation will be conducting maintenance work on the legacy runway (01R/19L) on 2 August 2022, starting 10:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM. If the works are completed ahead of this time, the runway will be returned to service earlier. Maintenance is required on the runways aeronautical ground lighting. Additional civil maintenance and pavement works will also be conducted during the closure.

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

    The noise improvement trials to extend Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and to restrict intersection departures on the new parallel runway will not be affected by this maintenance.

    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 - New online community focus group on Tuesday 28 June at 6PM

    Trax International would like to offer members of the community who could not attend the in-person focus groups an additional opportunity to be part of their engagement on the Brisbane PIR.

    Trax International will be holding an additional online community focus group meeting on Tuesday 28 June at 6pm.



  • Brisbane Noise Improvement Trials – Quarterly Update

    Airservices is pleased to provide the first quarterly update (24 February – 23 May 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.

    Please click here for first quarter trial results.

    On 7 May 2022, a further extension of SODPROPS was added on Saturday evening from 8pm to 10pm. The results of this extension will be reported in the next quarterly report.

    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 first 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

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Brisbane Airport Corporation will be conducting urgent maintenance work on the legacy runway (01R/19L) on 21 June 2022, starting 10:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM. If the works are completed ahead of this time, the runway will be returned to service earlier. This maintenance is required to repair asphalt defects caused by recent wet weather events.

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

    The noise improvement trials to extend Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and to restrict intersection departures on the new parallel runway will not be affected by this maintenance.

    Below are some images depicting expected aircraft tracking:

    Arrivals on Runway 01L

    Yellow tracks will be used. Grey tracks will not be available.


    Departures on Runway 01L

    Legacy runway pink tracks within the orange zone will not be available. Aircraft will be tactically managed by Air Traffic Control within the orange zone and their location could vary across this area.


    Arrivals on Runway 19R

    Yellow tracks will be used. Grey tracks will not be available.


    Departures on Runway 19R

    Legacy runway pink tracks within the orange zone will not be available. Aircraft will be tactically managed by Air Traffic Control within the orange zone and their location could vary across this area.


    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 – Community Focus Groups Update

    Thank you to those who attended the Trax focus groups held over this past weekend.

    If you still need to register for a focus group, please click here.

    Bribie Island focus group venue

    The Bribie Island RSL Club (Garden room) has been confirmed as the venue for the Bribie Island focus group on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 6PM. Those who have registered for the Bribie Island session will receive an email update shortly.

    Morningside (morning) focus group venue

    The Morningside Panthers Football Club has been confirmed as the venue for the Morningside (morning) focus group on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 at 10AM. Those who have registered for the Morningside (morning) session will receive an email update shortly.

    St Lucia/Taringa/Toowong focus group venue (UPDATE 15/06/2022 - this focus group has now reached maximum capacity and has been removed from the registration form. Please contact communityengagement@airservicesaustralia.com if you wish to register interest in a focus group in this area)

    The St Lucia Community Hall has been confirmed as the venue for the St Lucia/Taringa/Toowong focus group on Friday, 17 June 2022 at 6PM. Those who have registered for the St Lucia/Taringa/Toowong area session will receive an email update shortly.

  • Trax International – Community Focus Groups Update

    Thank you to those who have already registered for the Trax community focus groups. We have had a good response to date with most sessions well subscribed, however spaces are still available. If you still need to register for a focus group, please click here.

    Please ensure that you are registered for the focus group that you wish to attend. Trax has designed each session to include breakout groups, so it is important all attendees are registered.

    Those who attend without a registration may still be able to join, but only if registered attendance numbers permit.

    The session being held at Aviation Australia on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 between 9AM and 4PM will be an informal drop-in style session. Registration for this event, while appreciated, is not essential.

    Samford focus group venue

    The Samford Community Hub has been confirmed as the venue for the Samford focus group on Sunday, 12 June 2022 at 9AM. Those who have registered for the Samford session will receive an email update shortly.

    Daytime focus group interest - Morningside area

    A suggestion has been received for a daytime focus group, for community members that are unable to attend the already advertised out-of-business-hours sessions. Due to the central location of Morningside, we have proposed an additional focus group in the Morningside area on Wednesday, 15 June 2022, starting at 10AM. An option to register for this focus group has been added to the registration survey to gauge interest.

    St Lucia/Taringa/Toowong focus group interest

    A suggestion has been received for a focus group in the St Lucia/Taringa/Toowong area. We have proposed a focus group in this area on Friday, 17 June 2022, starting at 6PM. An option to register for this focus group has been added to the registration survey to gauge interest. Alternatively, people in these areas are welcome to attend any of the other sessions.

    Bribie Island focus group interest

    A suggestion has been received for a focus group in the Bribie Island area. We have proposed a focus group in this area on Tuesday, 14 June 2022, starting at 6PM. An option to register for this focus group has been added to the registration survey to gauge interest. Alternatively, people in this area are welcome to attend any of the other sessions.

  • Trax International - Community Focus Groups

    Trax International (Trax) is holding a series of Community Focus Groups in Brisbane during June 2022. The main goal of the focus groups is to share information and listen and learn from people affected by aircraft noise. The focus groups intend to:

    • Discuss the potential improvement opportunities identified in the Interim Report
    • Gather feedback from communities about their experiences of aircraft noise in different areas
    • Start a dialogue with communities about options to manage and mitigate noise impacts


    The outputs of the focus groups will be used, alongside contributions from other stakeholders, to inform Trax’ Final Report.

    Trax has provided a flyer outlining these focus groups. This can be found here.

    To register for one of the following sessions, click here.

    Focus Group Details:

    Duration: Each session is expected to run for approximately 2 Hours

    Dates, Locations & Start Time:

    • Saturday 11/06/2022 - Wynnum Municipal Hall - 2PM
    • Sunday 12/06/2022 - Samford (location TBA) - 9AM
    • Sunday 12/06/2022 - Upper Brookfield Hall - 3PM
    • Monday 13/06/2022 - Toombul Bowls Club - 6PM
    • Wednesday 15/06/2022 - Morningside Panthers Football Club - 6PM (UPDATE 14/06/2022 - this focus group has now reached maximum capacity)
    • Thursday 16/06/2022 - Morningside Panthers Football Club - 6PM
    • Saturday 18/06/2022 - New Farm State School - 9AM
    • Saturday 18/06/2022 - Hamilton Town Hall - 5:30PM
    • Sunday 19/06/2022 - New Farm State School - 9AM
    • Sunday 19/06/2022 - Cannon Hill Community Centre - 3PM


    Trax will also be available on Tuesday 14 June 2022 between 9AM and 4PM at Aviation Australia (20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport) for informal drop-in style discussions.

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