Report from Aviation Management requested by MACCI
Aviation Management was commissioned by MACCI to investigate the parking and runway length issues proposed in the Draft Master Plan
Here is their report and two attachments
- Aircraft parking:
We’re trying to work out where all the parking positions will be created, from the 425 currently available (as reported in the Preliminary Draft Master Plan 2021) to 720 in 2029 – 10 year planning period.
The commentary in the preliminary Draft Master Plan (which was rejected by the Minister for Transport last year) talks about parking in hangars and external areas (sealed and grass).
P130 defines as follows: Aircraft parking options include hangars, licenced areas contiguous with hangars, paved apron parking, all weather and grass parking, and itinerant parking on and near the terminal apron.
There is a statement that there are 425 immediately available (p130).
It also says about 1/3 of parking positions are in hangars in the previous master plan, so it’s probably reasonable to adopt this guidance for current reported arrangements.
- Current (assumed total and ratio from pDMP)……..142 on sealed, 142 on grass , and 141 in Hangars….Total 425
- 2021 pDMP plan………………………………………………..280+ sealed, 205+ grass(see in brackets below) and 235+ in Hangars……..Total 720
(the 205+ on grass includes 105+ all weather and rolled grass areas and 100+ between 17L/35R and 13R/31L (requires rolling and prep work))
This list from p136-137:
- 126 in hangars and external areas
- 320 in hangars and external areas
- 70 in external areas
Southern rotary precinct
- 103 in hangars and external areas – 65 hangared (so 38 external parking spots)
- 100 between runways 17L/35R and 13R/31L
In the attached sketch, we’ve overlaid the apron areas defined in Figure 7.5 – Aviation Facilities Development Plan (copied below), and then counted current parking positions, indicatively identified how many aircraft might be in hangars, and added indicative additional parking areas.
We count 427 parking positions, rather than the 720 mentioned by MAC.
2. Runway lengths
The analysis of aerodrome reference code number, runway lengths, runway width and runway strip width over time for the various runways at Moorabbin Airport has been prepared from the various declared distances from each available RDS and FAC page (published four times per year) from 16 March 2006 through to 23 March 2023.
The table below shows the differences in the respective values between these two dates.
The full set of data is in the Excel file attached.