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Monday, 3 March 1997
Page: 1815

(Question No. 978)


Mr Bevis asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Development, upon notice, on 21 November 1996:

How many (a) jet and (b) total aircraft movements (i) occurred in each month since July 1995 and (ii) are forecast in (A) 1997, (B) 1998 and (C) 1999 at (I) Brisbane Airport, (II) Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport and (III) Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport.


Mr Sharp —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Federal Airports Corporation has advised that its data base does not provide a breakdown of jet aircraft movements specifically. Aircraft movement data is sorted into four categories: namely; International (wholly jet movements), Domestic (significantly jet movements), Regional (significantly prop movements) and General Aviation (majority props but small proportion are jets).

The total number of aircraft movements (including a breakdown into the above categories) which occurred at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Airports in each month since July 1995 are as follows:

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SydneyIntern'l (000's)Domestic (000's)Regional (000's)GA (000's)Total (000's)
Jul-953434102686740189822340
Aug-953406101167146234623014
Sep-95330299066836186221906
Oct-953478102767034210822896
Nov-95359698747064209622630
Dec-95384897266946195222472
Jan-96387699266002174021544
Feb-96362697486676207622126
Mar-963810105007360222423894
Apr-96371496087518187222712
May-96377695068146199823426
Jun-96387491567496168022206
Jul-96410297828130177423788
Aug-96384895808204187623508
Sep-96376093868176185823180
Oct-96377698968544224824464
Nov-96370289948118261623430
BRISB
Jul-95147868263376188613566
Aug-95148663743022218413066
Sep-95144061862994194812568
Oct-95154763803344171213010
Nov-95150261883202161812510
Dec-95160462183248145612526
Jan-96161262143332138612544
Feb-96152459443136151012114
Mar-96159463903550174613280
Apr-96157460763518155612724
May-96163662383736176613376
Jun-96170059643298159612558
Jul-96195864223454223614070
Aug-96180664143586200013806
Sep-96169862403240198013158
Oct-96160865663426219613796
Nov-96153461223238205012944
MELBNE  
Jul-9514068168212288412580
Aug-95140881062148107812740
Sep-9514068046206478612302
Oct-9514328502209089212916
Nov-9514088306219872812640
Dec-9514888158223067012546
Jan-9614688370216471812720
Feb-9613508156209475412354
Mar-9614088766218277612132
Apr-9613608336207667612448
May-9613948558223071412896
Jun-9614668070201663212184
Jul-9616588708218261413162
Aug-9615448896213269613068
Sep-9615068650208061212848
Oct-9615508934222666813378
Nov-9615048390203276012686

The FAC has advised that these actual aircraft movements are sourced from the Corporation's operational data base which records movements according to the date of service, whereas the Corporation's annual report discloses movements according to the invoice data. Consequently, the sum of monthly figures from July 1995 to June 1996 are marginally different to the total figures published in the FAC's annual report.

The FAC does not forecast jet aircraft movements.

The FAC has advised that its current forecasts of total aircraft movements (comprising international, domestic, regional and general aviation movements) for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Airports for 1997, 1998 and 1999 are still subject to consideration and approval by the FAC Board.