Busselton Margaret River Airport
Airport Recognised at National Industry Awards
Busselton Margaret River Airport received the 'Airport Innovation and Excellence Award for Infrastructure Development - Regional Airport' for its airside and landside civil infrastructure project at the 2018 National Australian Airports Association Awards held in Brisbane on 14 November 2018. Read more...
City of Busselton releases Registration of Interest for new General Aviation Precinct
The City of Busselton is inviting recreation and commercial pilots and businesses to register interest in the newly developed General Aviation Precinct, part of the multi-million dollar Busselton Margaret River Airport Development Project.
The new land lots available for lease within the precinct have direct access to an extended runway, new apron facilities, taxiways, helipads, and Jet A1 Fuel and Avgas. Ranging in size, the lots are equipped with water, power, sewer and telecommunications.
City of Busselton receives EPA Conditional Approval
The City of Busselton recently received advice from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommending conditional environmental approval for expansion of the Busselton-Margaret River Airport.
2018 Open for Business and Taking Off.....
- Runway 2460 x 45m, PCN 58
- Code 4E and Code 4C apron parking bays
- General Aviation parking
- Jet A1 over and underwing refuelling and Avgas
- New General Aviation Precinct with 35 hangar lease sites available
- Future Commercial and Industrial Precinct
Existing Flight Path Analysis
Recently the City engaged in discussions with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) flight operations and Air Services Australia to implement measures to minimise aircraft noise (Fokker 100 aircraft) over residential properties during arrival and departures at the Busselton Margaret River Airport (BMRA). Some of the implemented measures have included the following;
Maximum climb speed to 5000ft and reduced engine thrust on departures
Runway 21 departures – left hand turns
Runway 21 arrivals - 10 NM runway line up
Right hand circuits for Runway 03 arrivals
The City has received positive feedback from the Airport's Consultative Group community representatives as a result of the implemented measures.
The City is further progressing its efforts to minimise aircraft noise (existing and future) related to the BMRA by awarding the design and implementation of new Instrument Flight Procedures to The Airport Group.
This work involves the design of new approach and departure flight instrument procedures and will include analysis of noise reduction measures to lessen the noise impact on residents, particularly in noise sensitive areas.
The design and implementation of instrument flight procedures is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018 however any new identified flight paths or noise reduction measures will be shared with the commujnity as work progresses.