Notice of Annual General Meeting for 2019

READ MORE

CASA’s Advice on Maintenance Release Entries: Beware the Risks Arising!

READ MORE

Revisiting the Cessna Aerobat

READ MORE

Changes on the way for all Class E 

Changes on the way for all Class E 

Changes on the way for all Class E 

July 1, 2019 By AOPA Australia
Class E airspace over most of Australia could soon be standardised, BRIAN BIGG reports.
On June 23, Airservices Australia closed submissions on its plan to make changes to the continental and low–density airspace over much of the country.   Airservices says the change is a...

On June 23, Airservices Australia closed submissions on its plan to make changes to the continental and lowdensity airspace over much of the country.  

Airservices says the change is a key element in its fiveyear Airspace Modernisation Program. 

The plan involves standardising the application and management of Class E airspace by increasing the volume of Class E and reducing the volume of Class G airspace and by lowering the base of Class E to 12,500ft (FL125) nationally, where the current base is 18,000ft (FL180). 

Subject to approval, the change is planned for implementation in May next year. 

Under the plan, Class E will remain as is in the Mildura, Tasmania and Dubbo corridors; lowered to   L125 in low density continental areas (excluding control areas); increase the availability of controlled airspace services in the Class E airspace for IFR aircraft;  reduce IFR pilot workload of self-separating in Class G airspace using Directed Traffic Information; remove variation of Class E airspace around Australia; improve notification requirements for higher level parachute jumping in Class E airspace and; and increase the availability of separation service in Class E airspace to IFR aircraft. 

For more information, https://consultation.casa.gov.au/stakeholder-engagement-group/1-airspace-change-proposal-lowering-class-e-airspa/ 



 

Mackey Kandarajah

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.

scroll to more content