Moorabbin Airport

Complaints

Airservices manages enquiries and complaints about aircraft noise and operations through the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS). The information below is collected by the NCIS for the purpose of complaint management, analysis of issues and identification of causal factors. For this reason we refer to ‘complainants’ and ‘issues’. Complainants are people who contacted the NCIS. While some people submitted enquiries or comments rather than complaints, all are referred to as “complainants”. Issues are the primary concern they raised.

At Moorabbin Airport most complainants raise one of two issues:

  • circuit training activities
  • general aviation traffic

Circuit training affects residents in suburbs immediately surrounding the airport such as Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Braeside, Dingley Village and Heatherton.

Historically, suburbs under the crosswind and base legs of the training circuit tend to have a greater number of complainants than those suburbs under the downwind and final legs. This is not specific to Moorabbin Airport but is seen at all secondary airports in Australia. The suburbs most affected at any given time vary according to which runway direction is being used.

Complainants raising issues related to general aviation activities may be located under one of the arrival or departure routes to and from the airport, or they may be from suburbs significant distances from the airport concerned about random movements of aircraft that originated or ended their flights at Moorabbin Airport.

Changes to our complaint-reporting format

The new interactive reporting below (effective October 2019) will be monthly, rather than quarterly. New data will be available on the 10th business day of each month.

Use this interactive tool to explore the issues raised by residents from different suburbs. Read an explanation of issues and classifications used in complaint reporting.

Help is provided on both the Complainants and Issues and Classification Screens in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

If the NCIS have identified something new or unusual in the data, an explanation will be provided in a dated accordion below the interactive reporting. Previous quarterly reporting to January 2016 is under the accordion “Archived”. Yearly reviews of complainant numbers and issues will continue to be provided.

Note: monthly complaints data describes the complaints lodged in that calendar month. Depending on when in the month the matter was lodged, the investigation may not have been completed within the same month. Where an investigation reveals that the issue or classification initially assigned to the matter was not the most appropriate one, this will be corrected. This may result in incremental changes to issue or classification counts for a previous month. Additionally, complainant numbers are now for each month. Previously if a complainant contacted the NCIS each month in a quarter that was reported as one complainant, if you are adding the number of complainants each month, this may not provide a realistic interpretation of the total number of complainants. If you select a month where there were no complainants, nothing will be displayed.

The following tabs contain our previous complaint reports

2020 Year in Review

Complainants

There were 133 individual complainants in 2020. This is a significant increase from 85 complainants in 2019.

The main reason for the increase in complainant numbers in 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased working from home requirements increased the exposure of residents to aircraft noise. Increased emergency services operations were required to facilitate responses to the pandemic, training organisations were not subject to restrictions and fewer jet movements at Melbourne Airport enabled other aviation activities within the Melbourne basin.

While complainant numbers increased, movement numbers decreased at Moorabbin Airport. The Movements at Australian Airport reports show that for 2020 there were 212 692 movements at Moorabbin Airport. As a comparison at the end of November 2019, there had been 259 056 movements.

In 2020, the NCIS implemented monthly reporting data in lieu of quarterly reporting for all airports. It is important to note that if a resident contacts the NCIS once every month, they are noted as one complainant for each of the 12 months, however, when we record the number of complainants for the calendar year they are only counted as one complainant, regardless of how many times they have contacted us.

Chart 1: Complainants per month, average number of complainants per month for the past three years and total number of complainants 2020

Chart 2: Comparison of complainant numbers 2016 to 2020

Issues

In 2020, the four main issues were Training disturbing 42 percent of complainants, General aviation traffic (29 percent), Helicopters (17 percent) and Night Movements (eight percent).

We have combined the Issues of Not noise related, Property Purchase, Unusual movements and Sport aviation into the Issue of Other in the chart below. Each of these issues recorded one complainant, excepting for Sport Aviation, which recorded two complainants.

An aircraft conducting a missed approach, due to an unsafe landing gear indication was the reason for the concern for the unusual movement while the Sport Aviation concerns were and aircraft conducting aerobatics and drone operations.

Chart 3: Issues raised in 2020

Training

Fixed wing circuit training was the main disturbance to residents under this issue. It affected 48 residents in 11 suburbs. Rotor wing circuit training disturbed four residents, Instrument training, three and operations in the training area seven residents.

General aviation traffic

Standard operations to and from the airport tracking on the standard arrival and departure routes disturbed 37 residents, while instrument arrival procedures disturbed three residents. An aircraft conducting aerial work disturbed one resident.

Helicopters

Standard operations to and from the airport disturbed, six residents, Emergency services operations, two and in two cases the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) was unable to determine the reason for the activity.

Helicopters conducting aerial work disturbed ten residents. Low-level operations early December disturbed the majority of these complainants. Lower altitudes were required to ensure the safety of other aircraft operating at Moorabbin Airport.

Night Movements

Instrument arrival procedures and standard operations to and from the airport disturbed the majority of these complainants.

Chart 4: Main issues of 2020 and complainants affected, with comparison of 2018 and 2019

Suburbs

In 2020, 43 separate suburbs across the greater Melbourne basin recorded complainants, with 24 suburbs recording a single complainant.

Fifteen suburbs recorded between two and five complainants. These suburbs accounted for 29 percent of all complainants, and included Heatherton (5), Aspendale (4), Beaumaris, Botanic Ridge, Clarinda and Mentone, three each.

The suburbs recording the most complainants were Dingley Village, Mordialloc, Cheltenham and Parkdale.

Dingley Village recorded 26 complainants. Dingley Village has consistently recorded the highest number of complainants over the last five years. Dingley Village underlies the training circuit. Regardless of the wind direction or the runway in use, Dingley Village is consistently overflown. In 2020, Dingley Village residents also raised concerns with instrument approach arrivals and training.

Mordialloc recorded 18 complainants. The majority of whom were disturbed by fixed wing circuit training. Other concerns were standard operations to and from the airport both fixed and rotor wing.

Cheltenham recorded 15 complainants. Standard operations to and from the airport, both fixed and rotor wing, were the main concern to these residents. Emergency services helicopter operations and helicopters conducting aerial work were also concerns.

Parkdale recorded 10 complainants. Standard operations to and from the airport, instrument arrival procedures and fixed and rotor wing circuit training were of equal concern to these residents.

2019 Year in Review

Complainants

There were 85 individual complainants in 2019. This is a decrease from 90 complainants in 2018 but is consistent with 2017, and less than 2016 as shown in the chart below.

Chart 1: Complainant comparison 2016 to 2019

Chart showing complainant comparison 2016 to 2019

Issues

The main issues in 2019 were:

  • General aviation traffic, 34 percent of complainants
  • Circuit training, both fixed and rotor wing, 29 percent of complainants and
  • Helicopter operations, 18 percent of complainants.

A comparison of complainants under these main issues and night movements with the preceding three calendar years is provided in Chart 2 below.

The majority of complainants affected by General aviation traffic are affected by the standard arrival and departure routes to Moorabbin Airport. More information can be found under Flight Paths.

Eighty percent of complainants affected by circuit training were concerned with fixed wing operations while 20 percent were concerned with helicopter circuit training. Four complainants were concerned with operations in the training areas.

The majority of complainants affected by helicopter operations were concerned with emergency services operations.

Overall 36 percent of all complainants were affected by training operations, both fixed wing and helicopter.

Chart 2: Main issues of 2019 and complainants affected, with comparison of 2016, 2017, and 2018

chart showing main issues of 2019 and complainants affected, with comparison of 2016, 2017, and 2018

Suburbs

Twenty-seven separate suburbs across the greater Melbourne basin recorded complainants in 2019, with 18 suburbs recording a single complainant.

Dingley Village recorded the most complainants (19). As can be seen in the chart below, Dingley Village has consistently recorded the highest number of complainants over the last four years. Dingley Village residents were affected by fixed wing circuit training (47%), helicopters including emergency services operations (26%) and general aviation traffic (26%).

Parkdale recorded 14 complainants compared to four in 2018. The majority of complainants (64%) this year were affected by general aviation operating on standard routes or under visual flight rules, compared to 50% in 2018. Other residents in 2019 were affected by circuit training both fixed wing and helicopter, and standard flight path movements.

Cheltenham recorded 11 complainants with over 50% concerned with general aviation operating on standard routes or under visual flight rules. Other residents were affected by helicopters, both emergency services and standard operations, night movements, and fixed wing circuit training.

Mentone recorded eight complainants with the majority affected by helicopter operations, both standard operations and circuit training. Two complainants were affected by night movements, one by NDB navigation aid training and the other by emergency services operations.

Mordialloc recorded six complainants with 50% affected by fixed-wing circuit training and 50% by general aviation operating on standard routes or under visual flight rules.

An increase in complainants occurred in 2019 compared to 2018 for all of these suburbs except Mordialloc.

Chart 3: Suburbs recording five or more complainants in 2019 with a comparison of complainant numbers in 2016, 2017, and 2018

Chart showing suburbs recording five or more complainants in 2019 with a comparison of complainant numbers in 2016, 2017, and 2018

July - September 2019

Complainants

There were 12 complainants in the third quarter of 2019. This is a decrease from 20 complainants in the second quarter. This is also a decrease from 24 complainants for the same period in 2018.

Chart 1: Number of complainants’ comparison

Chart showing the number of complainants per quarter for the past four quarters

Issues and Suburbs

The two main issues raised this quarter were Training and General aviation traffic.

Training operations affected seven complainants. Fixed wing circuit training was a concern to two residents of Dingley Village. Rotor wing circuit training affected three residents of Mentone and one resident in Braeside. A resident of Narre Warren South was concerned with training undertaken in the designated training area to the south of the airport.

General aviation traffic was a concern to four residents. Residents were concerned with standard operations to and from the airport and the suburbs affected were Cheltenham, Glen Waverley and Parkdale.

Seven separate suburbs were disturbed in quarter three. Four suburbs recorded a single complainant.

Chart 2: Complainant comparison of the main issues for Q3 2019 with Q2 and Q1 2019

Chart showing the number of complainants raising the main issues for the past three quarters

April - June 2019

Complainants

There were 20 complainants in the second quarter of 2019. This is a significant decrease from 55 complainants in the first quarter, however is comparable to the same period in 2018 when 23 complainants were recorded, this trend is explained in more detail in the January-March 2019 tab.

Chart 1: Number of complainants’ comparison

Chart showing number of complainants per quarter for previous four quarters

Issues

The two main issues raised this quarter were Training and General aviation traffic.

Eight complainants were affected by Training operations. These residents were all affected by fixed wing circuit training and were from suburbs located around the airport.

General aviation traffic was a concern to six residents; the majority reside within 7 kilometres of the airport. Residents were concerned with standard operations to and from the airport, as well as suggested increases in traffic. One complainant was concerned with navigation aid flight training that occurred in the night hours.

Chart 2: Complainant comparison of the main issues Q2 2019 and Q1 2019

Chart showing number of complainants raising concerns with each issue in quarter 2 with a comparison to quarter 1

Suburbs

Residents from 12 separate suburbs were disturbed in quarter two. Eight suburbs recorded a single complainant; four other suburbs recorded between two and five complainants.

Dingley Village recorded the most complainants (5). Dingley Village is located adjacent to the airport and four of the residents were concerned with fixed wing circuit training. One resident was concerned with a property purchase and potential noise issues.

Parkdale, located to the south-west of the airport, recorded three complainants. One resident was affected by fixed wing circuit training, while a second complainant was concerned with a perceived increase in air traffic. The last resident was concerned with ground running of aircraft during the night.

Clarinda and Cheltenham each recorded two complainants; Cheltenham residents raised concerns with ground running at the airport and Standard operations, while Clarinda residents were concerned with fixed wing circuit training and standard operations.

January - March 2019

Complainants

There were 55 complainants in the first quarter of 2019. This is a significant increase from 27 complainants in the fourth quarter of 2018.

However, this significant rise of complainants in the first quarter is also consistent with 2018 and 2017. The correlation between training operations, airport movement numbers and the holiday period is the most likely reason for this continued trend; complainant numbers double in the first quarter and then remain at roughly half of this number for the subsequent three quarters.

Chart 1: Number of complainants’ comparison

Chart showing complainant number per quarter for previous four quarters.

Issues

The three main issues were again General aviation traffic, Training and Helicopters. Complainants also showed an increased concern with Night Movements.

General aviation traffic was a concern to 19 residents; the majority of whom reside in suburbs along the bay. Standard operations to and from the airport, track out over the bay into Class G airspace and outside the jurisdiction of air traffic control.

Fifteen complainants were affected by Training operations. The majority by fixed wing circuit training. Two complainants were affected by operations in the training area.

Emergency services operations were the concern of the majority of complainants under the issues of Helicopters and Night Movements. These operations affected 20 percent of all complainants.

Chart 2: Complainant comparison of the main issues Q4 2018 and Q1 2019

Chart showing comparison of complainant numbers per issue for quarter four 2018 and quarter one 2019

Suburbs

Residents from 19 separate suburbs were disturbed in quarter one. Eleven suburbs recorded a single complainant; four other suburbs recorded between two and four complainants.

Dingley Village again recorded the most complainants (14). Dingley Village consistently records the most complainants at a secondary airport within Australia. This is due to its location adjacent to the airport and it underlying the main training circuit regardless of the wind direction. Seven residents were concerned with fixed wing circuit training, three with standard operations and three with emergency services operations.

Parkdale recorded ten complainants and Cheltenham recorded eight complainants; the majority were affected by aircraft arriving to or departing from the airport however some were affected by circuit training operations. Cheltenham residents also raised concerns with ground running at the airport and emergency services operations.

2018 Overview

Complainants

There were 90 individual complainants in 2018. This is an increase from 85 complainants in 2017, but less than 2016 as shown in the chart below.

Chart 1: Complainant comparison 2016 to 2018

Chart showing the number of complainants in 2018 with a comparison to 2016 and 2017

Issues

The main issues in 2018 were:

  • General aviation traffic, 44 complainants
  • Circuit training, both fixed and rotor wing, 24 complainants and
  • Helicopter operations, 12 complainants.

A comparison of complainants under these main issues and night movements with the preceding two calendar years is provided in Chart 2 below.

The majority of complainants affected by General aviation traffic are affected by the standard arrival and departure routes to Moorabbin Airport. More information can be found under the Flight Paths tab.

Eighty percent of complainants affected by circuit training were concerned with fixed wing operations. One complainant was concerned with operations in the training areas.

Chart 2: Main issues of 2018 and complainants affected, with comparison of 2016 and 2017

Chart showing the number of complainants in 2018 raising the main issues with a comparison to 2016 and 2017

Suburbs

Thirty six separate suburbs across the greater Melbourne basin recorded complainants in 2018, and 24 suburbs recorded a single complainant.

Dingley Village recorded the most complainants (15) and as seen in the chart below this has been consistent over the last three years.

An increase in complainants occurred for the suburbs of Heatherton and Beaumaris.

Heatherton residents were affected by circuit training, standard operations on Runway 17 and one resident was affected by ground running at the airport.

Beaumaris residents were mainly affected by aircraft involved in instrument training at the airport and parachute operations. Both of these procedures involve aircraft circling over the area.

Chart 3: Suburbs recording five or more complainants in 2018 with a comparison of complainant numbers in 2016 and 2017

Chart showing suburbs with five or more complainants in 2018 with a comparison to complainant numbers from these suburbs in 2016 and 2017

October - December 2018

Complainants

There were 27 complainants in the fourth quarter of 2018. This is a slight increase from 24 complainants in the third quarter.

The main reason for the increase in complainants was due to residents affected by helicopters involved in aerial work. This included survey activities, monitoring of ground installations and lifting exercises. Complainants were also affected by operations to the Phillip Island motorcycle Grand Prix in October.

Chart 1: Number of complainants’ comparison

Chart showing comparison of complainant numbers per quarter in 2018

Issues

General Aviation Traffic was the main issue again in quarter four affecting 14 complainants. Circuit training affected six complainants and Helicopter operations five complainants.

Suburbs

Residents from 15 separate suburbs were disturbed in quarter four. Ten suburbs recorded a single complainant.

Dingley Village recorded the most complainants. Seven residents registered their concerns with fixed wing circuit training and standard operations at the airport. Beaumaris and Parkdale recorded three complainants each. Both suburbs were affected by aircraft tracking via standard VFR routes. Beaumaris was also affected by helicopter operations.

July - September 2018

Complainants

There were 24 complainants in the third quarter of 2018. This is consistent with the second quarter of 23 complainants.

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Chart showing number of complainants for past four quarters

Issues

In quarter three the main issue was General Aviation Traffic with 17 complainants. Four complainants who reside in the vicinity of the airport were affected by Circuit Training activity. Two complainants raised concerns about Night Movements.

Chart 2: Issues raised in quarter 2

Chart showing number of complainants raising each issue

Suburbs

Complainants were recorded from 13 separate suburbs in quarter three. The suburbs recording the most complainants were Mordialloc and Dingley Village with four complainants each, Beaumaris with three complainants. Cheltenham, Mentone and Somerville with two complainants each. The remaining seven suburbs recorded had one complainant each.

April - June 2018

Complainants

There were 23 complainants in the second quarter of 2018. The number has dropped from 40 complainants in quarter one 2018, however the figure is consistent with quarter 2 – 4 of 2017 (21 and 22 complainants).

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Chart showing the number of complainants per quarter in previous four quarters

Issues

In quarter 2 the main issue was General Aviation Traffic with 14 complainants. Three complainants raised concerns about Night Movements and they resided in suburbs south of Moorabbin Airport. Three complainants were affected by Training activities, a decrease from 19 complainants in quarter one 2018.

Chart 2: Issues raised in quarter 2

Chart showing count of issues raised in the quarter

Suburbs

Complainants were recorded from 11 separate suburbs in quarter two. The suburbs recording the most complainants were Beaumaris with six complainants and Dingley Village with four complainants.

Beaumaris is located approximately 5km west of the airport, aircraft travelling to and from the west or the coastal route will at times track over Beaumaris. Aircraft conducting NDB approach to Moorabbin Airport will also descend over Beaumaris. The suburb of Dingley Village is mainly affected by circuit training and general aviation traffic regardless of which runway is in use because the majority of circuit training flights are conducted on the eastern side of the airport.

A single complainant was recorded in six different suburbs.

January - March 2018

Complainants

There were 40 complainants in quarter 1 of 2018. Although this is an increase from 21 complainants in quarter 4 of 2017, the figure is consistent with quarter 1 of 2017 (41 complainants).

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Chart showing the number of complainants per quarter for the last four quarters

Issues and suburbs

In quarter 1 the main issues were Training, General Aviation Traffic and Helicopters. A combined total of seventy-nine percent of complainants raised at least one of these issues.

Chart 2: Main issues raised in quarter 1

Chart showing the breakdown of the main issues raised

Suburbs

Complainants were recorded from 18 separate suburbs in quarter 1. A single complainant was recorded in 13 of these suburbs.

The majority of complainants, 11, were from Dingley Village. All but two of these complainants raised the issue of Training. Other suburbs with more than one complainant were Cheltenham (5), Heatherton (4), Beaumaris (4) and Mordialloc (3). Of these four suburbs, the dominate issues raised were Training and General Aviation Traffic. The dominant issue raised from suburbs with only one complainant was Helicopters.

Chart 3: Percentage breakdown of complainants per suburb

Chart showing percentage of complainants per suburb

2017 Overview

Complainants

There were 85 individual complainants in 2017. This is a reduction from 117 complainants in 2016.

Issues

The main issues in 2017 were Training and General aviation traffic affecting 34 and 26 complainants respectively. This is a decrease from the number of complainants affected by these issues in 2016.

Fixed wing circuit training affected the majority of complainants (25) under the issue of Training. The other main concerns regarding training were aircraft operating in the training area and helicopter circuit training, which affected four complainants each.

Chart 1: Number of complainants affected by each issue

number of complainants affected by each issue

Suburbs

The suburbs with the most complainants in 2017 were Dingley Village with 29 complainants, Cheltenham with 10 complainants and Mentone with seven complainants.

Thirty five separate suburbs were affected during 2017; 26 recorded a single complainant.

The following charts show the main issues of 2017, the number of complainants for those suburbs recording the most complainants and a comparison to 2016.

Chart 2: General aviation traffic, suburbs recording the most complainants and 2016 comparison

number of complainants raising issue of general aviation traffic from suburbs with highest complainant count

Chart 3: Training, suburbs recording the most complainants and 2016 comparison

number of complainants raising issue of training from suburbs with highest complainant count

October - December 2017

Complainants

There were 21 complainants in the fourth quarter of 2017. This is consistent with quarter three of 2017, but is a reduction from 43 complainants in quarter four of 2016.

There were 85 individual complainants in 2017.

Chart 1: Number of complainants’ comparison

comparison of numbers of complainants per quarter

Issues

In quarter four the main issues were again Training and General aviation traffic. The number of complainants affected by General aviation traffic remained consistent at six complainants. There was an increase from seven to eleven complainants affected by Training. This is due to an alignment with the tertiary training program. Training increases over October and November and then decreases during December and January.

All complainants affected by the issue of Training were affected by aircraft involved in circuit training. Fixed wing circuit training was the concern of all but one complainant, who was affected by helicopter circuit training.

Chart 2: Issues and number of complainants affected

number of complainants raising each issue

Suburbs

Eight suburbs recorded complainants in quarter four. Five recorded a single complainant.

The suburbs recording the most complainants were Dingley Village with ten complainants and Cheltenham with four complainants.

Dingley Village is affected by circuit training and this occurs regardless of which runway is in use. One complainant in Dingley Village was disturbed by night movements.

Cheltenham complainants were affected by aircraft tracking to and from the airport and using the VFR routes.

Chart 3: Suburbs and percentage of complainants

percentage of complainants per suburb

July - September 2017

Complainants

There were 21 complainants in quarter three 2017. This is consistent with the quarter two figure of 22 complainants. There have been 71 individual complainants in the year-to-date.

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Number of complainants

Issues and suburbs

The main issues continue to be Training with seven complainants, General Aviation traffic with six complainants and Night Movements with five complainants as shown in Chart 2.

Chart 2: Issues

Issues

Thirteen separate suburbs recorded complainants in quarter three as shown in Chart 3. The highest concentration of complainants was in Dingley Village with six complainants. Four of these complainants raised concerns about training and two complainants raised concerns with night movements. Dingley Village was the only suburb that recorded complainants affected by circuit training this quarter.

Frankston and Mentone recorded two complainants each. Frankston residents were affected by Runway 35 operations and aircraft operating outside controlled airspace. Mentone residents were concerned about the amount of aircraft operating and also ground running at the airport.

Chart 3: Suburbs

Suburbs

April - June 2017

Complainants

There were 22 complainants in the second quarter of 2017. The number has dropped from 41 complainants in quarter one 2017.

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Number of complainants comparison

Issues and suburbs

The main issues for Moorabbin Airport continue to be training with ten complainants and general aviation traffic with six complainants.

Chart 2: Issues

Issues

The main concern of complainants affected by training was again fixed wing circuit training, with nine complainants recorded, one complainant was affected by helicopter circuit training. These ten complainants are from three different suburbs adjacent to the airport as shown in chart 3.

Chart 3: Number of complainants raising the issue of circuit training and suburbs

Circuit training complainants

We recorded eight complainants from Dingley Village and all about circuit training activity; three complainants from Cheltenham about circuit training and general aviation activity. A total of 11 suburbs recorded one complainant only.

Chart 4: Number of complainants and their suburbs

Suburbs

A total of six complainants were concerned about general aviation traffic. Three of those from Cheltenham and Elwood and their suburbs are affected by aircraft tracking on the VFR route inbound from Brighton. The two complainants from Bentleigh and Ormond were concerned about aircraft flying underneath controlled airspace (below 2500 feet) over their suburbs.

January - March 2017

Complainants

There were 41 complainants in quarter one. This is consistent with 42 complainants in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Chart 1: Number of complainants comparison

Number of complainants comparison

Issues and suburbs

Seventeen complainants were concerned about circuit training and fifteen were concerned about general aviation movements.

Fixed wing circuit training was raised by twelve complainants and helicopter training by two complainants.

Chart 2: Numbers of complainants raising the issue of circuit training and their suburbs

Circuit training suburbs quarter 1

The majority of complainants affected by general aviation traffic nominated movements that were in Class G airspace, or “Outside Controlled Airspace (OCTA)”. These aircraft are not under the jurisdiction of air traffic control. More information about Class G airspace can be found in our Guide to our Operations booklet.

Chart 3: Numbers of complainants raising the issue of general aviation and their suburbs

General aviation suburbs

Cheltenham is affected by a Visual Flight Rules arrival route to Moorabbin airport as well as by circuit training activities.

2016 Overview

Complainants

There were 117 individual complainants in the 2016 calendar year.

Issues and suburbs

In 2016 thirty-six complainants raised the issue of circuit training. Four of these were concerned about helicopter circuit training and thirty-two about fixed wing circuits.

Chart 1: Numbers of complainants raising the issue of circuit training and their suburbs, 2016

Circuit training, 2016

Forty complainants were concerned about general aviation traffic. Eight of these complainants’ concerns were related to VFR routes and twelve to airwork activities. Twenty complainants nominated movements such as arrivals and departures from the airport or other random movements further away from the airport, altitudes or emergency services activities.

Chart 2: Numbers of complainants raising the issue of general aviation and their suburbs, 2016

General aviation, 2016

Note that an individual complainant may raise two or more issues.

When all issues are considered, complainants came from a total of forty-seven separate suburbs. Thirty-six of these suburbs recorded a single complainant.

Chart 3: Suburbs with more than one complainant, 2016

Suburbs, 2016