Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) ACP timelines for 2024

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    Start 01/01/2024
    AEDT 09:00
    End 31/12/2024
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    The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) wishes to provide an update for all Airspace Change Proposals (ACPs) expected to be submitted in 2024.


    The current processing timeframe of ACPs is approximately 8 weeks for non-complex airspace requests (e.g single Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) to support a simple activity) and approximately 12 weeks for complex proposals requesting multiple airspace solutions or complex permanent changes. Please note these timelines are a guide only, and can be extended due to limited availability of resources or high numbers of ACPs awaiting assessment.

    The OAR will only commence assessment of an application upon receipt of a full and complete application. A full and complete application includes a risk assessment commensurate with the scale and complexity of the activity, and full and complete evidence of industry consultation including any feedback from AvSEF (to be open for comment for a minimum period of 2 weeks). If the ACP application is deemed incomplete or insufficient, the application will not progress to assessment and the assessment timeframe will not commence until the OAR is satisfied with the quality of resubmitted supporting artifacts.

    The OAR provides ACP guidance material within the Airspace Risk and Safety Management Guide, available on our website.

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