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Visit us on Brisbane Open House day on 8 October 2016

Hello All,

We are pleased to advise that Archerfield Airport is participating again in Brisbane Open House on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 10am to 4pm.

Brisbane Open House celebrates Brisbane city’s diversity and subtropical architecture, giving visitors a rare insight into the best buildings, places and spaces, free of charge and is the result of a unique partnership between the Office of the Queensland Government Architect, the Brisbane Development Association and the National Trust of Australia (Queensland). This year’s event (the 7th annual event) is being staged on the weekend of 8 and 9 October 2016 and will feature about 80-90 buildings. Further information can be found at www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au.

Archerfield Airport will be open to visitors on Saturday 8 October only and we are planning a number of activities for that day - including viewing the art deco Terminal building, historic hangars 5 & 6 for LifeFlight and Archerfield Jet Base, Building 9 for BASAIR Flight Training and Student Accommodation, Gods Acre Cemetery and airside bus tours.

We see this event as a great opportunity to showcase Archerfield Airport, its history and current operations and we invite you to come along.

Kind regards,

Heather Mattes
General Manager
ARCHERFIELD AIRPORT CORPORATION

Join us at the Brisbane Open House 2017 event at Archerfield Airport

We are so excited to announce that Archerfield Airport Corporation is again participating the Brisbane Open House (BOH) this year with our theme being “A Rich Past & Exciting Future”.

BOH celebrates Brisbane city’s diversity and subtropical architecture, giving visitors a rare insight into the best buildings, places and spaces, free of charge and is the result of a unique partnership between the Office of the Queensland Government Architect, the Brisbane Development Association and the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).

This year’s event is being staged on the weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Archerfield Airport will be open to visitors on Saturday 7th October 2017 only and we are planning a number of activities for the day – including a display by the RAAF Roulettes at 10.00am, airside bus tours which will run every ½ hr from 10.00am to 4.00pm, hangar tours, Gods Acre static display and the historic terminal.

This is a great event, last year we had over 1100 visitors on the day.

We look forward to seeing you all again this year! Please contact us on (07) 3275 8000 if you have any queries regarding the day.

Archerfield Airport Stages Emergency Exercise (09/09/15)

Archerfield Airport’s emergency procedures were put to the test on Wednesday September 9 using a real time field exercise involving airport staff, Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance, QGAir, and Fire and Emergency Services personnel. In the mock exercise, an aircraft carrying an aero-medical team and their patients ‘crashed’ on landing. There was one fatality, with injured passengers treated at a triage station near the crash site before being transported by ambulance to hospital.

Archerfield Airport General Manager, Heather Mattes, said the exercise was a valuable opportunity for airport staff and emergency services personnel to work together to improve response procedures in the event of a genuine plane crash. She said a debriefing held after the exercise identified ways the agencies could improve co-ordination and communications; and lessons learned would be used to finetune the airport’s emergency plan.

Memorandum - Airport Emergency Exercise

(18/08/15)

 

Emergency planning is an essential element of operating any airport. While we hope an incident never happens, it is incumbent on AAC to ensure that all necessary preparations are in place and that its Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) is functional.

It is a regulatory requirement that the AEP is tested at scheduled intervals to ensure that the plan is functional and that both combat and support agencies responding to the plan are familiar with their roles and responsibilities, and, in particular, specific requirements related to an incident on an Airport. The AEP is distributed to those that have a active role as a responding emergency agency and is not for public distribution.

 

Memorandum - Unsealed Runways 04L & 04R Update

(16/08/16)

 

Archerfield Airport would like provide an update on the maintenance and repair works on its unsealed runways 04/22L and 04/22R.

Both runways showed considerable signs of scouring and rutting as well as poor drainage in certain sections, we therefore deemed operations of these runways unsafe.

We have now completed an aerial topography survey by drone to determine levels and ensure the grading design is correct. The drainage can then be altered so the water leaves the runway as soon as possible.

 

The Roulettes are coming!

(29/08/17)

The RAAF Roulettes aerobatic display team will be a highlight of Brisbane Open House at Archerfield Airport on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The display starts at 10am 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.

The Roulettes comprise six aircraft and seven pilots and are internationally renowned for extraordinary airmanship. All the pilots are qualified RAAF flying instructors..........

 

 

CareFlight outback rescue services secured (28/04/15)

Archerfield Airport welcomed a host of dignitaries, including the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, on Sunday April 26 for a major announcement regarding government funding for vital aeromedical services.

Together with the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick, the Premier announced a $56 million extension of CareFlight’s contract with Queensland Health to provide doctors to transport sick patients from remote Queensland to major hospitals. This initiative will ensure that people living in the outback will continue to have access to high quality medical facilities.

CareFlight provides world-leading retrieval medicine services and specialises in the recruitment, training and provision of frontline critical care doctors and medical support staff for air medical retrieval from nine locations across Queensland. CareFlight Retrieval Medicine Ltd has had the Queensland Government contract to fly to remote areas since 2004, and the current contract (now renewed till 2019) was due to expire in February next year.

The Premier said: “Last year alone, more than 4,000 sick people in outback Queensland were seen by CareFlight doctors. That’s more than 10 patients a day. People out west face a completely different set of circumstances to those in the city, and Queensland is such a large state that the distance to a hospital or even a doctor can be quite daunting. My government is committed to providing all Queensland with access to high quality treatment, wherever they live.”

 Specialist CareFlight staff conduct a demonstration for the Premier and the Minister for Health at the media announcement at CareFlight's Archerfield Airport facility.

PHOTO: Specialist CareFlight staff conduct a demonstration for the Premier and the Minister for Health at the media announcement at CareFlight's Archerfield Airport facility.  

G20 Summit - Operations at YBAF (06/10/14)

The G20 Summit will see the leaders of the G20 nations congregate in Brisbane in November.  Understandably, the security for the Summit is of prime concern to the Australian government.  As a result, it has been necessary to put in place procedures at airports that will enable authorities to manage the risk and control the security situation.

Consequently, operations at Archerfield Airport will be affected over the period.  The procedures to be implemented can be found in various publications, including AIP Supp H62/14 effective 11 Nov 2014, a G20 Fact Sheet dated August 2014 and the Archer Tower Bulletin dated September 2014.  The publications can be found below, however, operators should check to ensure they have the latest information available through Airservices Australia.

It is anticipated that the G20 Task Force will conduct a mass briefing on Saturday 1st November 2014.

Business In Focus article (20/05/13)

Archerfield Airport recently featured in the April edition of Business In Focus magazine. The full article can be downloaded below. 

 

 

Air Mail Aviation Milestone (26/06/14)

An Australian postage milestone was made in July 1914. French aviator Maurice Guillaux took off from Melbourne Agricultural Grounds on 16 July bound for Sydney, with a cargo of souvenir postcards, official letters and a small number of parcels. Guillaux’s load was light, as his Bleriot XI monoplane was only powered by a Gnôme rotary engine of around 50 horse power. The aviator was challenged by inclement weather as he winged his way north, stopping at Seymour, Wangaratta, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Harden, Goulburn and Liverpool before landing to much fanfare at Sydney’s Moore Park at 2.50pm on 18 July. The flying time of this two-day aviation feat was just 9¼ hours.

Guillaux, an air stuntman during this early period of aviation, was in Australia on a promotional tour. It was an accident of timing that saw him make the historical airmail delivery, as American “Wizard” Stone, who was lined up to make the flight, crashed his aircraft and was unable to find a replacement. In Stone’s stead, Guillaux flew into postal and aviation history.