Alice Springs Airport Tower Hours Amendment Proposal

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    Start 02/02/2024
    AEDT 11:00
    End 16/02/2024
    AEDT 11:00

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    Temporary amendments to tower hours at Alice Springs Airport.

    Purpose

    To notify AvSEF members of the proposed extension temporary changes to tower hours at Alice Springs Airport, which are intended to occur through to April 2024.

    Proposal

    Airservices Australia is proposing to extend temporary amendments to tower hours at Alice Springs Airport. These amendments are being proposed to provide improved predictability of our services and reduce ongoing tactical amendments to hours of coverage. 

    Proposed tower hour amendments (ACST)
    Days Current start Current end Proposed start Proposed end
    Monday to Friday 8 am 6 pm 8 am 6 pm
    Saturday to Sunday 8 am 6 pm Closed Closed

    Please note, Alice Springs Class C and D airspace FL125 and below becomes Class G outside tower hours; Class C airspace FL125 – FL245 becomes Class E.

    It is important that all pilots are familiar and operate in accordance with the new flight operations regulations described within Part 91. These include:

    • take-off or landing at non-controlled aerodromes
    • understanding the definition of the vicinity of a non-controlled aerodrome (91.360)
    • operating on manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of a non-controlled aerodrome (91.375)
    • operating on manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of a non-controlled aerodrome – landing and taking off into the wind (91.380)
    • operating on manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of non-controlled aerodrome – requirements that apply after joining the circuit pattern (91.385)
    • operating on manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of non-controlled aerodrome – requirements related to maintaining the same track after takeoff (91.390)
    • straight-in approaches at non-controlled aerodromes (91.395).

    Please email stakeholder@airservicesaustralia.com to provide your feedback and ask any questions regarding this proposal.

    Submitted by

    Daniel Mcleod
    Airservices Australia
    daniel.mcleod@airservicesaustralia.com

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