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Australian Airspace Policy

Information on airspace and air traffic management policy.

  • The current Australian Airspace Policy Statement (AAPS) came into effect on 5 October 2018 and is now under review. The revised draft AAPS is open for public comment. To complement the AAPS, consultation has also commenced on the National Strategic Airspace: National Aviation Policy Issues Paper.

  • This policy statement confirms that Australia’s Government aviation agencies will adopt a common approach to risk management in relation to the assessment of airspace and air traffic management.

  • Links to airspace legislation and regulation, including historic transfer of airspace regulatory function from Airservices to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

  • Useful links to external websites.

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Last Updated: 27 May, 2021