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Alice Springs Airport

Strategic Location
Alice Springs is situated in the heart of Australia. It's nearest population centres are Darwin to the north and Adelaide to the south, both more than 1,300 Kilometres away, or two hours by jet passenger aircraft. Brisbane and Perth are also an equidistance of 2,000 kilometres on the east and west coastlines.

Statistics for Alice Springs Airport

Year Total Passengers Domestic
2001-02 520,000 520,000
2002-03 570,000 570,000
2003-04 603,000 603,000
2004-05 603,000 603,000
2005-06 607,000 607,000
2006-07 628,000 628,000
2007-08 630,000 630,000


Alice Springs photo
Alice Springs Airport
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Alice Springs Airport Location
Alice Springs Airport is located 14 kilometres to the south of the township of Alice Springs, the main entry point to Central Australia.

History
The history of airport site dates back to 1939 when the land was acquired by the Department of Defence. Development work on the airport commenced in 1940 in the area then known as the Seven-Mile Aerodrome.

Some civil use of the airport began in 1940. The airport was mainly utilised by the RAAF and USAF in the early years of the Second World War. By 1944, Alice Springs Airport had become effectively a transit base for RAAF aircraft but also an airport facility for civilian airline operations. At the end of the war the military departed from the aerodrome. In 1946 the Shell Company of Australia installed the first underground fuel tanks at the Seven-Mile Aerodrome. A VHF radio range facility and a meteorological facilities soon followed.

In 1958 the aerodrome became officially known as Alice Springs Airport.

By then the facilities at Alice Springs Airport were becoming inadequate to cope with the increase in air traffic. This led to the reconstruction of part of the existing Runway 12/30 and its extension to 2,438m long which was completed in 1961. The construction of a new terminal building and fire station followed in 1965 which effectively completed the transfer of all activity from the Seven-Mile Aerodrome to the current building area, with the exception of the airport maintenance staff which still continue to use facilities in the area.

Alice Springs Airport In 1968 Connellan Airlines shifted from the Town site Aerodrome to Hangar 64 now occupied by AirNorth Central. Facilities for the Alice Springs Aero Club and a hangar for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) were completed in 1968 and 1969 respectively.

Over the ensuing period, additional airport infrastructure was established including hydrant refuelling facilities, a new meteorological station; and a hangar by Aboriginal Aircraft Maintenance.

The Federal Airports Corporation (FAC) assumed control of Alice Springs Airport on 1 April 1989 and occupied an existing converted on-site residence as the Alice Springs Airport Management Centre.

Helicentre (now Aircraft Engineering NT) began operations in Hangar 115 as a helicopter/aircraft maintenance centre in 1990.

A new passenger terminal was opened on 8 December 1991. This development increased the capacity of the passenger facilities to accommodate the expected growth to about 2000.

Alice Springs Airport In the same year Adlington Airline Catering (now Southern Cross Catering which also includes Wilson Catering) opened a new flight kitchen and BP Australia relocated their fuel depot to provide a joint fuel depot with Shell Australia.

Progressive development of the general aviation facilities continued throughout the 1990s.

In 1996 the Royal Flying Doctor Service relocated to a new purpose built hangar complex on the general aviation apron. Aboriginal Aircraft Maintenance and Services constructed a second hangar in 1997.

On 10 June 1998, Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd obtained a 50-year lease, plus a 49 year option from the Commonwealth Government to manage and develop the civil area of Alice Springs International Airport.

Virgin Blue

It is speculated that Virgin Blue, which ceased operations to Sydney in November 2004 and to Adelaide in September 2005, may make a return to the red centre using its new Embraer E-Jets. As of February 2008, nothing has been confirmed with Virgin Blue having not made an official announcement regarding the return, however the carrier has announced direct daily services to and from nearby Ayers Rock Airport from August 2010.



Street Address:
Santa Teresa Road, Alice Springs

Postal Address:
P O Box 796,
Alice Springs NT 0871
Australia

Email: information asp at ntairports com au

Telephone (Main Reception): 61 8 8951 1211

Facsimile: Management Centre 61 8 8955 5046; Terminal Control Centre 61 8 89 555 330

URL: Alice Springs Airport


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General Info
Country Australia
ICAO ID YBAS
Time UTC+9:30
Latitude -23.806667
23° 48' 24.00" S
Longitude 133.902222
133° 54' 08.00" E
Elevation 1789 feet
545 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° E (01/04)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Daylight Savings Time Dates notified by NOTAM


Communications
TWR
Opr 2200-0930Z
118.3
MTAF
(Outside twr hrs)
118.3
MELBOURNE CNTR 119.8
ATIS
Opr 2200-0930Z
115.9
335.0
Communications Remarks  
FSS (on gnd)
MISC Nstd wi CTLZ to 6500'.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 3376 x 60 feet
1029 x 18 meters
COMPOSITE, 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE RUNWAY LENGTH IS PERMANENT. - NO
12/30 7999 x 148 feet
2438 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 060FBXU YES
17/35 3717 x 60 feet
1133 x 18 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME AS ALICE SPRINGS 106X 115.9 1.6 NM 116.7
NDB WAY WALLABY - 372 8.1 NM 294.6


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Manned balloon act in vcnty arpt SR and early morning. BASH.
CSTMS/AG/IMG Avbl PN rqr.
FUEL A1+(Dunnicliffe Aviation fone C61 08 8952 1120, OT C61 08 8952 6752. Avbl 2230-0730 Z)(NC-100LL, A1 avbl 2230-0730 fone C08 8952 1637)
LGT Rwy 12 apch lgt 90 min PN. fone C08 8951 1201; OT C08 8952 5046. Fees may apply.Portable lgt PN.
MISC Rwy 06-24 2400' asphalt SW end. Rwy 12-30 grooved. Ldg fee.
OIL O-117.
RSTD Ltd prk for acft abv GWT 12,500 lb; 48 hr PPR fr arpt drct for tran acft. Acft abv GWT 176,000 lb must use turn-around at end of Rwy 12-30 for 180 turns. Twy Enot avbl to acft abv GWT 135,800 lb, or 202 psi tire pressure.


Runway 06/24

3376 x 60 feet
1029 x 18 meters



Runway 06
Surface COMPOSITE, 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE RUNWAY LENGTH IS PERMANENT.
True Heading 060.0
Latitude -23.803817
23° 48' 13.74" S
Longitude 133.886653
133° 53' 11.95" E
Elevation 1779.0 feet
542 meters
Slope 0.2°
Landing Distance 3376 feet
1029 meters
Takeoff Distance 3376 feet
1029 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE

Runway 24
Surface COMPOSITE, 50 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE RUNWAY LENGTH IS PERMANENT.
True Heading 240.0
Latitude -23.799100
23° 47' 56.76" S
Longitude 133.895358
133° 53' 43.29" E
Elevation 1785.0 feet
544 meters
Slope -0.2°
Landing Distance 3376 feet
1029 meters
Takeoff Distance 3376 feet
1029 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE


Runway 12/30

7999 x 148 feet
2438 x 45 meters



Runway 12
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 120.0
Latitude -23.801028
23° 48' 03.70" S
Longitude 133.893342
133° 53' 36.03" E
Elevation 1786.0 feet
544 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 7999 feet
2438 meters
Takeoff Distance 7999 feet
2438 meters
Lighting System HIRL
J
VA
PORTABLE

Runway 30
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 300.0
Latitude -23.812125
23° 48' 43.65" S
Longitude 133.914008
133° 54' 50.43" E
Elevation 1763.0 feet
537 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 7999 feet
2438 meters
Takeoff Distance 7999 feet
2438 meters
Lighting System HIRL
VA
PORTABLE


Runway 17/35

3717 x 60 feet
1133 x 18 meters



Runway 17
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 178.0
Latitude -23.797278
23° 47' 50.20" S
Longitude 133.886539
133° 53' 11.54" E
Elevation 1789.0 feet
545 meters
Slope -0.3°
Landing Distance 3717 feet
1133 meters
Takeoff Distance 3717 feet
1133 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE

Runway 35
Surface ASPHALT
True Heading 358.0
Latitude -23.807483
23° 48' 26.94" S
Longitude 133.886881
133° 53' 12.77" E
Elevation 1778.0 feet
542 meters
Slope 0.3°
Landing Distance 3717 feet
1133 meters
Takeoff Distance 3717 feet
1133 meters
Lighting System PORTABLE


Navaids



ALICE SPRINGS
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB AS - 335 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-23.777939
23° 46' 40.58" S
133.873525
133° 52' 24.69" E
YBAS


ALICE SPRINGS
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
VOR-DME AS 106X 115.9 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-23.792889
23° 47' 34.40" S
133.878203
133° 52' 41.53" E
YBAS


Navaids



WALLABY
Type ID Channel Freq Country State
NDB WAY - 372 Australia -
Latitude Longitude Airport
-23.874233
23° 52' 27.24" S
134.029836
134° 01' 47.41" E
YBAS


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