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GA Operations to Melbourne

Kosmira Moldobaeva | - 03/04/2020
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GA Operations to Melbourne: One of the country’s most popular destinations and a coastal city in the state of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, home to lots of music, art, and museums. It also has the closest international gateways to the Tyabb Air Show, taking place on March 8.

Essendon Airport

  • ICAO: YMEN
  • IATA: MEB
  • Latitude/ longitude: s37-43.7 e144-54.1
  • Elevation: 282 ft / 86 m.
  • Variation: 11e
  • Time zone: utc+10 (DST)

Essendon Airport is a public airport serving scheduled commercial, corporate-jet, charter and general aviation flights to Melbourne and its surroundings. It’s often the first choice for domestic travel in Australia and has a good range of FBO facilities for GA flights. The ABF shift change is between 1330-1430lcl so it’s recommended to avoid international flights during this period. The airport also has an operating curfew in place between 2300 – 0600 LCL daily with exceptions only for medical flights. It has the infrastructure to handle all types of general aviation aircraft.

Operational information 

  • Overflight and landing permits are not required for private flights
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights don’t require overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing permits
  • The lead time for permit approval is 3 days
  • JetA1 and Avgas is available
  • Slots/PPR is not required
  • Parking is subject to availability

Melbourne airport

  • ICAO: YMML
  • IATA: MEL
  • Airport type: international
  • Latitude / longitude: S37-40.4 E144-50.6
  • Elevation: 434 ft.
  • Variation: 11e
  • Time zone: UTC+10 (uses DST) 

Melbourne, or Tullamarine airport, is the second busiest airport in Australia. It has only one FBO – Melbourne Jet Base – which also has hangarage for parking (subject to availability).  YMML does not have a curfew and can handle all aircraft types and sizes.

Operational information

  • Overflight and landing permits are not required for private flights
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights do not require overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing permits
  • The lead time for permit approval is three days
  • Slots are required, discrepancy window +/-15 minutes for arrivals and departures
  • PPR is not required
  • Parking is subject to availability
  • JetA1 and Avgas is available

Immigration

Australian border force will clear international flights at YMEN with at least 24 hours of prior notice or preferably 48 hours.

If international flights arriving and/or departing with more than 10 passengers, further approval will be required from the Australian government’s Border Operations Centre.

Attractions

  • Captain Cook’s Cottage
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Southbank

For support with your flight operations to Mebourne, contact UAS.

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