Notification to the AVSEF that FMG have now constructed and had Certified a new Code 3 Aerodrome, Eliwana (YEWA)(WHB) in the Pilbara.
FMG constructed Eliwana as part of the groups mining expansion in the Pilbara.
This new site, due to its proximity to Boolgeeda does not pose any direct safety issues and this notice is more for AVSEF notification.
As mentioned the aerodrome does fall just outside the area of scope for the recent Pilbara airspace study and we will be using the same CTAF frequency of 126.7 with a UNICOM service a stipulated in MOS 139 mainly for frequency confirmation for departing aircraft on ground.
Note: This is only for information to the forum that a new aerodrome exists. Members have the opportunity to raise any safety concerns on the information provided or may wish to request more detail via the email below.
Darryl Evans - Fortescue Metals Group Ltd