Notice of Final Change – NFC 139/03 - Proposed Amendments to Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 – Aerodromes
- NFC 139/03 - Proposed Amendments to Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes
- Annex A - Final Amendments to Chapter 2 - Introduction and Chapter 6 - Physical Characteristics of the Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes
- Annex B - Consolidated Summary of Comments / Responses Received, CASA's Response and Disposition Actions to NPC 139/03 - Proposed Amendments to Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes
- Annex C - CASA Position on Airbus A380 Operations at Code E Aerodromes
Notice of Proposed Change (NPC 139/03), containing proposed changes to Chapter 2 and Chapter 6 of the Manual of Standards (MOS) Part 139 - Aerodromes, was formally released for public comment on 24 August 2006.
The introduction of the Airbus A380, a code F aeroplane, means that many of the world's current code E aerodromes, designed for the likes of the Boeing B747 family of aircraft, need to upgraded if they are to meet the physical characteristics required by code F standards. Where it is considered too costly or disruptive to aerodrome operations to upgrade the existing facilities to meet the full code F provisions, the NPC sought to amend the current aerodrome standards for runway width and taxiway width to allow the A380 aircraft to operate on existing code E aerodromes with 45m wide runways and 23m wide taxiways without the need for an aerodrome exemption. This was conditional on the provision of specific runway and taxiway shoulder treatments.
The NPC also proposed introducing information on the aerodrome reference code and aeroplane characteristics for the A380 and the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
Contact Frank Leonardi, CASR Part 139 Project Leader