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Canberra Airport is set to permanently displace the Runway 12 threshold, enabling the airport operator to activate further non-aviation property developments.“The displacement of Runway 12 results in an overall safety degradation and will negatively impact on operation of small to medium sized aircraft at Canberra Airport, ” Benjamin Morgan, CEO AOPA Australia.
“Lets be clear about what is going on at Canberra Airport… this is about non-aviation property development and the many millions of dollars of profit that it generates,“They’re displacing the Runway 12 threshold and shortening the runway, to enable them to erect buildings and structures beyond the end of the runway that would otherwise be prohibited so as to protect the safety of aviation users,“This is simply another stunning example of what airport privatisation has delivered for Australia’s aviation industry and community, its placed property development profits first and aviation capability and safety last. ” he said.AOPA Australia is calling on general aviation users to attend the upcoming briefing and to use the opportunity to raise your concerns:
Wednesday 26th October 2022 – 6pm to 8pm
ALASTAIR SWAYNE THEATRE
33-35 Brindabella Circuit Brindabella Business Park Canberra Airport ACTAOPA Australia has previously raised concerns for the future of Canberra Airport Runway 12/30, responding to the airport operators runway closure during COVID-19.
Read the full article here: https://aopa.com.au/opinion-canberra-airport-cross…/Media contact:BENJAMIN MORGANCEO, AOPA AustraliaMobile: 0415 577 724Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNOT A MEMBER? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!Join today: www.aopa.com.au/membership