Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Media Release - FREE FLY JULY at Archerfield Airport 


This year, Archerfield Airport celebrates 20 years of privatisation; and to thank tenants, airport operators and pilots for their support, next month is FREE FLY JULY at the airport. Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) will not charge landing fees throughout the month of July. Through this gesture, AAC trusts that FREE FLY JULY is a practical way to acknowledge the many years of co-operative partnership we have enjoyed with our airport community and a further contribution to promoting General Aviation in Queensland.

Media Release - RAAF Roulettes at 'Brisbane Open House'


The internationally renowned RAAF Roulettes aerobatic display team will be a highlight of Brisbane Open House at Archerfield Airport next month.

The free aerial display starts at 10am on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and features world-class formation flying, with the Roulettes’ Pilatus PC-9/A aircraft flying as close as 3m apart, up to speeds of 460km per hour, and as low as 80m.

Brisbane Open House at the airport this year celebrates Archerfield’s long history, its many achievements and future plans. Archerfield Airport was Brisbane’s major airport in the 1930s and a key military airbase for Australia during the Pacific Campaign of World War 2. It is now Brisbane’s metropolitan General Aviation airport and a key centre for flight training and corporate and aeromedical/emergency services.......

Media Release - 'AAC's Airspace Optimisation Project wins national award


Archerfield Airport's Airspace Optimisation Project has been named Corporate Project of the Year at the Australian Airport's Association (AAA) national awards. 

Announced in Adelaid last week, the award recognises project innovation and excellence that provides major benefits to an airport's operation. The Airspace Optimisation Project is a credit to the management team at Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) and Keith Tonkin of Aviation Projects who was engaged by AAC to implement the various project phases...

Media Release - Remembrance Day at God's Acre Cemetery 


When: From 10am, Sunday 24th June 2018 

Where: God’s Acre, Main Entrance to Archerfield Airport, Beatty Rd, Archerfield 

The General Manager of Archerfield Airport, Heather Mattes, will be guest speaker at a Remembrance Day at God's Acre Cemetery on Sunday 24th June. 

Media Release - Emergency Exercise 2018


‘Real time’ mock emergency exercise at Archerfield Airport 

Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) will conduct a multi-agency, ‘real time’ mock emergency exercise at Archerfield Airport to test the airport’s preparedness in dealing with an aircraft emergency. 

Media Release - Outback Air Race 2018


Record field for 2018 Outback Air Race

A record field of 40 aircraft will compete in a unique aviation event leaving from Archerfield Airport this month.

Media Release - Brisbane Open House 2018


C-17 flypast for Brisbane Open House at Archerfield Airport 2018

A massive Boeing C-17 Globemaster lll transport aircraft will preform a flypast on Saturday October 13, as a highlight of Brisbane Open House at Archerfield Airport.


Brisbane Open House Brochure 2018


Media Release - Centenary of the Armistice


Archerfield Airport hosts Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice

As a vital military facility for Australia during World War II, Archerfield Airport will be the fitting venue for a special Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice this Remembrance Day.

Media Release - preliminary draft Major Development Plan & Project AIM works


Airside infrastructure improvements planned for Archerfield Airport

Archerfield Airport Corporation (AAC) is preparing to implement Archerfield Airport Project AIM: Airside Infrastructure Modernisation (Project AIM) which plans to deliver several airside infrastructure improvements foreshadowed in successive airport master plans since 2000.

In accordance with the Master Plan 2017-2037, Archerfield Airport is forecast to cater for between 170,000 and 260,000 aircraft movements per year. Project AIM will assist in facilitating this anticipated growth by improving and modernising the existing ageing infrastructure and......

Media Release - Historic Gypsy Moth to touch down at Archerfield Airport


Newly restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, will fly into Archerfield Airport this Sunday (April 14 *weather permitting) to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record and became the first aircraft to land at Archerfield Airport on its opening day in April 1931.

All interested media are invited to attend this commemorative event:

Date: Sunday April 14, 2019
Aircraft arrival time: 2pm (Media may attend from 1.45pm)
Place: Airside presentation adjacent to Terminal Building, Archerfield Airport, Beatty Road, Archerfield

BACKGROUND: The aircraft was piloted by Captain Charles Kennedy Scott in 1931 to set a world flight record from London to Darwin of 9 days, 4 hours and 11 minutes...........