Albury Airport is a regional airport located 2 nautical miles northeast Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The airport, which serves Albury's adjacent sister city of Wodonga, Victoria was the fifth busiest in New South Wales as of 2016; the airport hosts the official weather station for Albury-Wodonga. Although the site had been laid out as an aerodrome since the late 1930s, it was not until 1963 that construction to allow regular passenger flights to Sydney and Melbourne was completed, with the first flights arriving on 16 December that year; the airport was opened by the Minister for National Development David Fairbairn on 13 September 1964. The late 1970s and early 80s were a period of rapid growth at Albury airport, which benefited from expansion fuelled by the Albury-Wodonga National Growth Centre project. Upgrades to the runway were completed at this time to permit the operation of regional jet aircraft such as the Fokker F28. A control tower and new terminal were constructed and passenger numbers doubled between 1983 and 1986.
The main carriers serving Albury at this time included Air NSW and Kendell Airlines. The airport funded further expansion with funds from landing and departure fees, levied at $1.50 per passenger. Further extensions to the passenger terminal to incorporate new security screening facilities were completed in 2009 at a cost of around $5 million; the airport is serviced twice daily by Virgin Australia. JETGO Australia introduced jet services to Brisbane in June 2016 using 36-seat Embraer ERJ-135LRs, expanding to two weekly return flights to the Gold Coast from 29 June 2017. JETGO Australia's services ceased after the company entered voluntary administration on 1 June 2018. Jet services had been operated by Virgin Australia, which launched services to Albury on 5 February 2008 with double-daily flights using Embraer 170s before the type was phased out of their fleet. During the 1980s and early 90s, East-West served Albury with Fokker F28 jets. Brindabella Airlines provided a direct service to Canberra, but this ended controversially in 2012 when the airline cited an expected increase in operating costs due to the implementation of the a Carbon pricing scheme by set to be introduced by the Gillard Government.
The airport is served by charter, freight and general aviation aircraft. Until 4 March 2002 Kendell Airlines served Albury, flying to Melbourne. List of airports in New South Wales Transport in Australia Albury Airport
Bathurst Airport (New South Wales)
Bathurst Airport is an airport serving Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Located in the Central Tablelands, Bathurst Airport is served by one airline, Regional Express Airlines; the airport's history dates to just prior the Second World War when local politicians campaigned for an airport for Bathurst. The war prompted the Federal Government to establish the aerodrome during the war years following the war commercial air services commenced with passenger flights to Sydney. Today several flying schools operate at the airport and it is used by trainee pilots during their navigation training, it is a popular destination for many pilots trainee pilots from Bankstown and Camden Airports in the Sydney Basin. The airport has two primary runways: one brown gravel; the airport has one secondary runway used for glider traffic. The sealed runway and apron have lighting facilities which are pilot-activated. There were 8,000 landings in 2010 which included recreational flying, business jets, regular passenger flights, emergency services, Air Force flights.
The airport is owned and maintained by the Bathurst Regional Council. Navigational aids Automatic weather station Non Directional Beacon Radio Transmitter Aerodrome Frequency Response Unit "Beep Back" Private aircraft hangars Air conditioned passenger terminal Unrestricted car park Public transport – taxi stand On 2 December 1920 one of the earliest flights to land in Bathurst arrived with mail from Sydney; the aircraft, owned by the Bathurst Aviation Service Company, landed on a paddock at Kelso. It was another 17 years in July 1937 that General Air Transport commenced a weekly freight service transporting fresh fish from Nowra to Bathurst; this weekly flight landed in a paddock near to town and the lack of an aerodrome for Bathurst was noted in correspondence relating to this new air freight service. The airport's history starts between 1937 and 1939 when the municipal council investigated several sites considered suitable for an aerodrome. What forced the federal government to act on a site was the Second World War.
A chronological list of events that document the development of the airport are listed below. Regional Express Airlines flies Bathurst to Sydney three times daily; the airline runs between Bathurst and Parkes Once a day on Monday and Sunday. Regional Express is based in Wagga Wagga with its major NSW hub in Sydney. REX flies Saab 34 seat turboprop aircraft on the Bathurst route. Several companies provide charter services from the Bathurst Airport including; the club has regular fly days and cross country excursions. Several flying schools operate from the Bathurst Regional Airport No. 328 Squadron of Number 3 Wing Australian Air Force Cadets is based at the Bathurst Regional Airport and training sessions are held in rooms located in the Airport grounds. Squadrons from around NSW converge on Bathurst for gliding training during school holidays at four, two-week gliding courses each year operating on the grass 17/35 strip and the grass on either side of the gravel 08/26 runway. 7 November 2008 – a Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain crashed shortly after takeoff, the aircraft attempted a return to the airport but crashed 3 km short of the runway.
The aircraft was flying from Moorabin in Victoria to Port Macquarie with a refuelling stop at Bathurst. Four people were killed. 5 October 2006 – a BAC Strikemaster aircraft took off from Bathurst, for a 25-minute adventure flight with one passenger. The flight was to include a low level simulated attack routine. Two persons were killed. Separation of the right wing was precipitated by pre-existing fatigue cracking in the right wing upper main spar attachment lug. 31 May 1974 – East West Airlines Flight 752/753, operated by a Fokker F-27, was scheduled to fly from Sydney to Orange and back to Sydney. The flight was uneventful until approach to Bathurst. On late final the aircraft drifted to the left of the runway centreline and with rain increasing and moderate turbulence the pilot ordered a go-around just prior to the runway threshold; the aircraft impacted the runway 1,240 m past the runway 35 threshold and slid on the ground for 625 m tearing the starboard engine from the wing. It was determined following investigation that during the climb, performance of the aircraft was adversely affected by an unpredictable encounter with a large change in the horizontal wind component, an associated downdraft, at a height too low to effect recovery.
There were no serious injuries. List of airports in New South Wales Official site Accident history for BHS at Aviation Safety Network
Lord Howe Island Airport
Lord Howe Island Airport is an airport providing air transportation to Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island is located in the Tasman Sea, 600 km east of Port Macquarie on the coast of mainland Australia; the airport is operated by the Lord Howe Island Board. Lord Howe Island is an important transit and refueling point for light aircraft flying between Australia and New Zealand. Located 600 km to the west is the Australian mainland, 900 km to the east is Norfolk Island Airport, within range of New Zealand to the southeast and New Caledonia to the north; these countries are within the range of many light aircraft when fitted with extra fuel tanks and operating via the two islands, but not while flying directly between them. From New Caledonia, other Pacific nations such as Vanuatu and Fiji are within range and can be used as further'stepping stones' to other South Pacific and North Pacific destinations; the airport's elevation above mean sea level is 17 ft and it has one runway, measuring 886 m × 30 m.
Lord Howe Island Airport served 33,385 revenue passengers during financial year 2009-2010, ranking it 64th amongst airports in Australia. List of airports in New South Wales
Canberra Airport, is a major airport serving Australia's capital city, Canberra, as well as the nearby city of Queanbeyan and regional areas of the Australian Capital Territory and southeastern New South Wales. Located 8 km from the city centre, within the North Canberra district, it is the eighth-busiest airport in Australia; the airport serves direct flights to most Australian state capitals and regionally to Newcastle and the Gold Coast. Direct international links operate from Canberra to Singapore. Flights to Qatar operate via Sydney. Canberra Airport handled a peak of 3,240,848 passengers in the 2010-11 financial year. Major redevelopment work completed in 2013 included the demolition of the old terminal, replacing it with a new facility designed to handle up to 8 million passengers annually. In addition to serving airline traffic, the airport is the only public general aviation facility within the ACT. A former Royal Australian Air Force base - Defence Establishment Fairbairn is located within Canberra Airport and supports government VIP flying operations by 34 Squadron as well as ground handling for itinerant military aircraft and visiting heads of state.
The airport’s controlling entity is Capital Property Finance Pty Ltd, which had a 2014–15 income of A$405 million. The airport is managed and operated by the Canberra Airport Group Pty Ltd. Terry Snow is the airport's executive chairman and his step-son, Stephen Byron, is the managing director; the airport was built up from an old airstrip, first laid down in the 1920s, not long after the National Capital site was decided. In 1939 it was taken over with an area leased out for civil aviation. On 13 August 1940, in what became known as the Canberra air disaster, a RAAF Lockheed Hudson flying from Melbourne crashed into a small hill to the east of the airport. Four crew and six passengers, including the Chief of the General staff and three Federal Government ministers, were killed in the accident. James Fairbairn, Minister for Air and Civil Aviation, was one of those killed and Fairbairn Airbase, the eastern component of the airport, was subsequently named after him. In 1962 the military side of the airport was renamed RAAF Base Fairbairn.
The North-East quadrant of the airport still retains the Fairbairn name. The lease to the site was sold to Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd in 1998, the RAAF area was sub-leased back to the Department of Defence, it was decommissioned as a RAAF base in 2003, the RAAF area was renamed Defence Establishment Fairbairn. Before the airport redevelopment in 2009 there was one building made up two terminals; the former Qantas Terminal at Canberra Airport was located on the western side of the building. All Qantas and QantasLink flights and related services such as lounges now operate from the new Southern Concourse Terminal; the former terminal was demolished in 2011 to make way for the building of the second Western Concourse Terminal. The former Common User Terminal was located on the far eastern side of the building; the terminal served Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways. Until 2001 the terminal was the home of Ansett Australia's operations from the airport. However, after the construction of the new Southern Concourse, only the terminal's departure lounge and gates 5 and 6 were in use.
The Common User terminal was demolished in June 2013 after the opening of new Southern Concourse. In 2008, Canberra International Airport launched an advertising campaign advocating the idea of having Canberra considered as Sydney's Second Airport; the slogan used was "Is the solution to Sydney's second airport still 20 years away? Less than 3 hours actually"; this point of view was presented at "Canberra is the Only Serious Solution to Sydney's Air Traffic Problems." The Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese rejected Canberra International Airport's draft master plan in November 2008, on the grounds that it did not provide enough detail on the proposal to develop the airport into a freight hub. The Airport's 2005 master plan was criticised by the then-Howard Government for not providing enough information. In the second half of 2008, Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd started referring to itself as "Canberra Airport". In early December 2007, plans were announced to construct a new terminal, with works commencing in July 2008, completion set for September 2010.
When completed, the terminal would have six aerobridges, 32 check-in counters, 2,500 car parking spaces, three times the baggage belt capacity, the floor area of the lounge facilities would be quadrupled. These plans were placed on hold in late 2008 as a result of the global economic crisis. In April 2009, Canberra Airport announced that it would spend $350 million on a number of infrastructure projects: three new jet aircraft parking positions – under construction Two Structured Car Parks – Both completed A new Southern concourse Terminal – Completed in late 2010 A Western concourse Terminal – Partially Opened in March 2013 and to be completed November 2013Changes to the terminal included: International capability with dedicated customs and quarantine facilities More than double the number of check-in counters A quadrupling of baggage capacity A quadrupling of Airline Club Lounge areas A two-storey roadside drop off and pick up system – departures on the upper level and arrivals on the lower level An indoor taxi rank waiting area – a first for an Australian airportIt placed a 4½-minute animated video of the planned finished pr
Dubbo City Regional Airport
Dubbo City Regional Airport is a regional airport serving Dubbo, a city in the Australian state of New South Wales. The airport is located 2 nautical miles northwest of Dubbo and is operated by the Dubbo City Council, it is known as Dubbo Airport or Dubbo City Airport. Airplanes began landing in Dubbo in the 1920s, though it wasn't until 1935 that land was purchased for an official airport. During World War II, the airport was reconstructed to be a military airport; the airport runway was redone by the Department of Civil Aviation in 1969, a terminal was opened in 1970. The Dubbo City Council accepted ownership of the airport on 1 July 1970; the airport has been used for scheduled and freight services since then. The airport resides at an elevation of 935 ft above sea level, it has two asphalt paved runways: 11/29 measuring 1,067 m × 18 m. At Dubbo Airport there is a concern of bird strikes. There has been an accident near the airport in July 2009 where a small aerobatic plane crash landed in a paddock near the airport.
In April 2010, it was found that the PIN to access the secure areas of the airport such as the tarmac was taped to the gate above the keypad. This was deemed "not acceptable" by Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese. Despite this security breach, the airport managed to pass a security audit in 2009. In February 2013, Dubbo City Council announced that it would screen all passengers and bags boarding Regional Express and QantasLink aircraft, after QantasLink announced it would introduce the Dash-8 Q400 to the route. DCC would charge Regional Express more than A$300,000 per year for the screening, which REX sees as subsidising QantasLink, after DCC claimed to the Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, that it is required under the Air Transport Safety Regulations and that it is inflexible. REX hit back at the claims that screening was necessary, pointing out that Albury and Wagga Wagga Airports allow parallel departures under the ATSR and at Mildura, passengers are screened at no extra cost. REX lodged an official complaint against DCC with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over the screening charge.
The Mayor of Dubbo, Mathew Dickerson, stated that the council wouldn't back down on the screenings and stating that "I don't want to be the mayor when a Dubbo plane hits the Harbour Bridge because passengers were not screened". REX announced that would refuse to pay any security screening costs and is planning to re-deploy aircraft used on the Dubbo–Sydney route. On 14 March 2013, REX announced that it could cut the weekly services, in response to DCC decision to charge for screening, on the Dubbo–Sydney route from 82 to 73 flights from April 2013 and re-deploying its Dubbo–Sydney aircraft for the Wagga Wagga to Sydney route. Dubbo Airport was ranked 36th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011. List of the busiest airports in Australia List of airports in New South Wales Dubbo City Regional Airport at Dubbo City Council site Dubbo Aero Club Images of airport terminal at Australian Monitor site
City of Albany
The City of Albany is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 410 kilometres south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It covers an area of 4,312.3 square kilometres, including the Greater Albany metropolitan area and the Port of Albany, as well as the surrounding agricultural district and some national parks. The City of Albany had a population of over 36,000 at the 2016 census; the first church was built here in 1848. The first school Camfield House was started in 1852, by 1856 Henry and Anne Camfield had a purpose built building. In 1871, the Albany Municipal Council was gazetted, in 1896 the Albany Road Board followed. William Finlay was the first mayor of Albany when he was elected in 1885. William Grills Knight was elected in 1886 and was succeeded by Lancel Victor de Hamel in 1889. John Moir was elected after De Hamel left to enter state politics the same year and served until 1890. Robert Andrew Muir was retired at the end of his year's term due to ill health.
Moir was reelected from 1894 to 1897. On 1 July 1961, they became the Town and Shire Councils following changes to the Local Government Act. On 1 July 1998, the two councils amalgamated to form the City of Albany. A new administration building and Civic Centre was opened in 2005 on North Road. See List of mayors of Albany, Western AustraliaAlison Goode was mayor from 1999 until 2007. Milton Evans was elected mayor in 2007 and served until elections in 2011 when he was defeated by Dennis Wellington. Dennis Wellington is the current mayor, elected for a second time in 2015 to serve until the next election in 2019; the city has been divided into each of two councillors. Each councillor serves a four-year term, half-elections are held every two years; the mayor is directly elected. Breaksea Frederickstown Hassell Kalgan Vancouver West Yakamia Bakers Junction Nature Reserve Bald Island Nature Reserve Mill Brook Nature Reserve North and South Sister Nature Reserves Tinkelelup Nature Reserve Torndirrup National Park Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve Waychinicup National Park West Cape Howe National Park Official website
An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities for commercial air transport. Airports have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, they typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation. An airport serving helicopters is called a heliport. An airport for use by seaplanes and amphibious aircraft is called a seaplane base; such a base includes a stretch of open water for takeoffs and landings, seaplane docks for tying-up. An international airport has additional facilities for customs and passport control as well as incorporating all of the aforementioned elements.
Such airports rank among the most complex and largest of all built typologies with 15 of the top 50 buildings by floor area being airport terminals. The terms aerodrome and airstrip may be used to refer to airports, the terms heliport, seaplane base, STOLport refer to airports dedicated to helicopters, seaplanes, or short take-off and landing aircraft. In colloquial use in certain environments, the terms airport and aerodrome are interchanged. However, in general, the term airport may imply or confer a certain stature upon the aviation facility that other aerodromes may not have achieved. In some jurisdictions, airport is a legal term of art reserved for those aerodromes certified or licensed as airports by the relevant national aviation authority after meeting specified certification criteria or regulatory requirements; that is to say, all airports are aerodromes, but not all aerodromes are airports. In jurisdictions where there is no legal distinction between aerodrome and airport, which term to use in the name of an aerodrome may be a commercial decision.
In United States technical/legal usage, landing area is used instead of aerodrome, airport means "a landing area used by aircraft for receiving or discharging passengers or cargo". Smaller or less-developed airfields, which represent the vast majority have a single runway shorter than 1,000 m. Larger airports for airline flights have paved runways of 2,000 m or longer. Skyline Airport in Inkom, Idaho has a runway, only 122 m long. In the United States, the minimum dimensions for dry, hard landing fields are defined by the FAR Landing And Takeoff Field Lengths; these include considerations for safety margins during takeoff. The longest public-use runway in the world is at Qamdo Bamda Airport in China, it has a length of 5,500 m. The world's widest paved runway is 105 m wide; as of 2009, the CIA stated that there were 44,000 "... airports or airfields recognizable from the air" around the world, including 15,095 in the US, the US having the most in the world. Most of the world's large airports are owned by local, regional, or national government bodies who lease the airport to private corporations who oversee the airport's operation.
For example, in the United Kingdom the state-owned British Airports Authority operated eight of the nation's major commercial airports – it was subsequently privatized in the late 1980s, following its takeover by the Spanish Ferrovial consortium in 2006, has been further divested and downsized to operating just Heathrow now. Germany's Frankfurt Airport is managed by the quasi-private firm Fraport. While in India GMR Group operates, through joint ventures, Indira Gandhi International Airport and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Bengaluru International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are controlled by GVK Group; the rest of India's airports are managed by the Airports Authority of India. In Pakistan nearly all civilian airports are owned and operated by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority except for Sialkot International Airport which has the distinction of being the first owned public airport in Pakistan and South Asia. In the United States, commercial airports are operated directly by government entities or government-created airport authorities, such as the Los Angeles World Airports authority that oversees several airports in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles International Airport.
In Canada, the federal authority, Transport Canada, divested itself of all but the remotest airports in 1999/2000. Now most airports in Canada are owned and operated by individual legal authorities or are municipally owned. Many U. S. airports still lease part or all of their facilities to outside firms, who operate functions such as retail management and parking. In the U. S. all commercial airport runways are certified by the FAA under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 Part 139, "Certification of Commercial Service Airports" but maintained by the local airport under the regulatory authority of the FAA. Despite the reluctance to privatize airports in the US, the government-owned, contractor-operated arrangement is the standard for the operation of commercial airports in the rest of the world. Airports are divided into airside areas; the landside area is open to the public, while access to the airside area is controlled. The airside area includes all parts of the airpo