• Darwin Airport's runway 11. (Steve Hitchen)
    Darwin Airport's runway 11. (Steve Hitchen)

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) has called for feedback from the aviation community as part of a review of the airspace around Darwin.

The review, which covers the airspace within 40 nm of Darwin Airport and up to 6500 feet AMSL, is due by the end of June.

"The objective of the airspace review is to determine if the current airspace structure around Darwin aerodrome is appropriate and safe for aviation activity," the OAR states.

"The review will also consider:

  • efficient use of the airspace
  • equitable access to the airspace for all airspace users
  • national security issues
  • environmental issues
  • appropriateness of the airspace classification; and
  • appropriateness of the services and facilities provided by the air navigation service provider (ANSP)."

The last review for Darwin, conducted in 2010, found the airspace was adequate in addressing risk at the time and resulted in no changes.

Feedback on Darwin airspace can be submitted via the CASA Consultation Hub and must be lodged by 26 June.

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