Airspace Change Proposal approved
On 30 July 2019 Airservices submitted an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) for consideration.
On 9 October 2019 CASA OAR approved the changes to airspace volumes to support operations to Sunshine Coast Airport’s new runway 13/31.
These changes will ensure the required flight paths and airspace are ready to support operations when the runway opens.
Yandina Quarry Operations
We are aware that some community members expressed concern regarding the potential aviation safety risk associated with operations at Yandina Quarry.
CASA OAR advised Airservices that they received an application for a Danger Area due to blasting at the Yandina Quarry on 26 August 2014.
They reviewed the application and identified that the height of the fly rock does not exceed ground level during regular blasting activities, therefore it does not pose a hazard to aviation.
CASA OAR determined the activities do not warrant the establishment of a Danger Area and did not impose conditions on either the air traffic management at Sunshine Coast Airport.