Archerfield Airport (ICAO: YBAF - 27°34′13″S 153°00′29″E) is Brisbane's secondary airport and is located just 11kms (6.8 miles) south-west of the city's Central Business District. Click here to view the airport on Google Maps.
(Updated 3 Sept 2010)
On 21 July 2009, CASA issued legal directions to Airservices Australia (Airservices) and pilots in relation to General Aviation Aerodrome Procedures (GAAP) at Archerfield, Bankstown, Camden, Jandakot, Moorabbin and Parafield aerodromes. On 3 July 2010, these former GAAP aerodromes transitioned to Class D.
Transition to Class D airspace
Associated with the Class D is a change in rules regarding the ground environment. A clearance is now required when entering the manoeuvring area. As all taxiways were previously defined as manoeuvring areas, it would have been impractical to require aircrew to carry radios and request clearance to cross taxiway Hotel just to get to their aircraft.
To address the practicalities of the ground environment, AAC in consultation and cooperation with Airservices developed a template that reduced the manoeuvring area significantly. This template allows transit to the fuel farms and to cross taxiway Hotel without entering the manoeuvring area. The template has been endorsed by CASA and can be download from here.
Clearance is required when entering the manoeuvring area. Signs have now been placed in locations where the manoeuvring area commences.
For more information on operating procedures relevant to Archerfield Airport:
- Check out CASA's new interactive guide 'OnTrack' for inbound and outbound procedures, flight paths, maps and photos.
- Click here for more information on the transition from GAAP to Class D Airspace.
- Click here to visit Airservices Australia for Pilot Briefing information relevant to Archerfield Airport.
- Click here to download the Visual Pilot Guide for Archerfield.
ATS communications facilities
|TWR||118.1||(10L/28R & 04R/22L)|
|123.6||(10R/28L & 04L/22R)|
|FIA||125.7||On ground outside TWR HR|
Displaced threshold of Rwy 10L
Everyone should be aware that this matter has been the subject of an extensive ATSB investigation involving Airservices, CASA and AAC. The report is now complete and is available for viewing on the ATSB website. The NOTAM issued by Airservices dispacing the threshold of 10L has now been removed and operations can continue as per normal.