Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Top End to benefit from new narrow body jets

Airports in northern Australia are likely to benefit from the flexibility new fuel fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft give airlines, CAPA Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison has predicted. Single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737MAX families are set to make their presence felt on trans-Atlantic routes thanks to airlines such as budget carrier Norwegian Air.

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Solar just the start for Brisbane Airport’s sustainability focus

It will be the southern hemisphere’s biggest commercial rooftop solar array, an 11,675 square-metre field of 7,133 solar panels covering Brisbane Airport’s international terminal. And that’s only part of a bigger 6 megawatt system spread across six Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) sites. At 36,000 square metres, the overall system is twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and will need 200kms of cabling to hook it up.

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