Wellcamp Airport gets CASA green light

Kathryn Barnett can't wait for the Wellcamp Airport take flight.
Kathryn Barnett can't wait for the Wellcamp Airport take flight. Nev Madsen

WELLCAMP Airport has been given the green light for regular passenger transport.

In what is a major milestone for Australia's newest airport in 50 years, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport as a certified aerodrome.

Wagners chairman and the airport's developer John Wagner said he was thrilled to be a step closer to seeing the airport operational.

"To have such an important component of the project ticked is a fantastic outcome and a credit to those who have been involved in the project on all levels," said Mr Wagner.

Mr Wagner said the CASA certification process had been a work-in-progress for the past 18 months and included ensuring runway specifications and airport procedures and training manuals were compliant.

"It was particularly important for us as first-time airport developers to work closely with CASA to meet their stringent requirements," he said.

As part of the CASA certification, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport will become a "secure" airport on November 10.



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