Lowering the Base of Class E Airspace on the East Coast


Airservices would like to thank all airspace users and aviation industry stakeholders that provided feedback on our proposal to lower the base of Class E airspace along the east coast of Australia.

As a direct result of industry consultation, we continue to refine the proposal to enhance safety outcomes while balancing airspace access and equity for all airspace users. We have been focusing on clarifying the case for change in leveraging surveillance technology to reduce reliance on visual sighting of aircraft and pilot self-separation, particularly in airspace of increased risk profile.

We are also working closely with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Communications and Regional Development and Civil Aviation Safety Authority to ensure any airspace change proposal aligns with Australia’s national airspace policy direction and can maximise the overall industry benefits. We are further refining the design and supporting safety and economic analyses to factor in possible industry support opportunities. We will share these detailed assessments with industry in the first quarter of 2022 and engage on the next steps.


Contact

If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact our team by emailing contactAMP@AirservicesAustralia.com


Airservices would like to thank all airspace users and aviation industry stakeholders that provided feedback on our proposal to lower the base of Class E airspace along the east coast of Australia.

As a direct result of industry consultation, we continue to refine the proposal to enhance safety outcomes while balancing airspace access and equity for all airspace users. We have been focusing on clarifying the case for change in leveraging surveillance technology to reduce reliance on visual sighting of aircraft and pilot self-separation, particularly in airspace of increased risk profile.

We are also working closely with the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Communications and Regional Development and Civil Aviation Safety Authority to ensure any airspace change proposal aligns with Australia’s national airspace policy direction and can maximise the overall industry benefits. We are further refining the design and supporting safety and economic analyses to factor in possible industry support opportunities. We will share these detailed assessments with industry in the first quarter of 2022 and engage on the next steps.


Contact

If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact our team by emailing contactAMP@AirservicesAustralia.com

  • Brisbane Industry Workshop: COVID-19 Update

    Due to the evolving lock-down situation in Brisbane, the Brisbane industry workshop scheduled for Thursday, 1 April 2021 will be delivered via WebEx format only.

    We sincerely apologise to those whose preference was to attend in person. Our concern for the health and safety of our stakeholders, staff, vulnerable individuals, and local communities is imperative, as well as keeping in line with recent government updates.

  • Location Confirmed: Sydney Workshop

    Please be advised that a location has been confirmed for the Sydney industry workshop. The Sydney workshop will run at 9:30am - 11:00am (local time) on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 at Bankstown Airport. You can participate at this workshop either in-person or via Webex. To register for this workshop, complete the registration form under 'Feedback and Workshops' at the bottom of this page.

  • Close of consultation

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Consultation on Airservices proposal to lower the base of Class E to 1,500ft closed on 15 February 2021. We received over 1,000 responses from all aspects of industry and we thank all airspace users and aviation industry stakeholders for this critical feedback.

    Further information on how Airservices is considering industry feedback is available in the main section of this page.

  • Charts are now available

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The proposed WAC are now available to assist in our consultation. These can be found on the right hand side of the page.

    Please note that these charts are not for operational use and are quite large. They may take some time to download.

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