Aviation Projects has provided assistance to the Wagner Group from the initial planning approval through to the construction and operation of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and continues to provide valuable ongoing advice and support.
Aviation Projects provided expert advice and guidance on a range of matters including the preparation of initial demand forecasts and scope of aircraft operations, concept layouts, concept airspace and aircraft flight paths and consideration of various other planning and operations matters. They have also provided advice on aeronautical infrastructure requirements and costs and operational advice on a variety of matters. Aviation Projects was able to assist with the introduction and ongoing operation of B747-800F aircraft by preparing a safety case that was approved by CASA.
Managing Director, Keith Tonkin, is thoroughly professional in all of his work and takes pride in providing a tailored solution that considers all aspects of a client’s strategic intent, including the short and long term implications of various recommended actions.
Aviation Projects has been integral to the success of our airport and continues to be a valued advisor to our business.
Forise Investment Australia sought (and subsequently received) approval to develop an 89 storey mixed used high rise building known as 'Spirit' in central Surfers Paradise.
Aviation Projects prepared an Aeronautical Study in support of the development application. Of particular relevance was the obligation to ensure the development was compatible with the safety, efficiency and regularity of air transport operations at and in the vicinity of Gold Coast Airport.
The Aeronautical Study addressed issues applicable to the City of Gold Coast Planning Scheme, Queensland Government State Planning Policy and Commonwealth of Australia Airports Act 1996. These issues included:
- Obstacle limitation surfaces
- PANS-OPS surfaces
- Public safety areas
- Wildlife hazard buffer zones
- Lighting area buffer zones
- Noise exposure forecast contours
- Aviation facilities including navigation aids and communications, navigation and surveillance facilities
- air routes and lowest safe altitudes
- controlled airspace.
Aviation Projects found that the proposed building would satisfy all acceptable outcomes for the City Plan performance criteria, and that an acceptable level of aviation safety could be maintained providing certain risk mitigations were implemented.