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20-Sep-2017 Proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Airport) Regulations 2001

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is seeking comments through public consultation on proposed amendments to the Air Navigation (Essendon Airport) Regulations 2001 (the Regulations). The amendments are intended to facilitate aircraft movements at Essendon Airport while protecting community amenity.

The three proposed amendments to the Regulations are:

1. Lifting the permitted weight limit for jet aircraft from 45,000kgs to 55,000kgs for operators during non-curfew hours.

2. Removing the ability of non-emergency helicopters and propeller driven aircraft to operate during the curfew.

3. Allowing jet aircraft which meet strict noise criteria to land during curfew period.

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