AIPA welcomes Badgerys Creek announcement, pilots stand ready to assist with planning and development

AIPA welcomes Badgerys Creek announcement, pilots stand ready to assist with planning and development

The Australian and International Pilots' Association has welcomed the announcement of a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.

"AIPA has long been a vocal supporter of the Badgerys Creek proposal and we are extremely glad to see it finally announced," AIPA President Nathan Safe said.

"Today, Sydney stands virtually alone as a major world city with only one major airport. A second airport at Badgerys Creek will finally put an end to this anomaly.

"This is an exciting moment for Australian aviation."

Mr Safe said experienced Australian pilots stood ready to assist with the planning and development of Badgerys Creek.

"A pilot-friendly airport is a passenger-friendly airport, and we want to assist wherever possible to ensure we achieve both at Badgerys," Mr Safe said.

"Pilots see a lot of airports all around the globe and can offer valuable insight into best practice.

"Pilots are ready to provide expert advice on all aerodrome issues including the layout and composition of runways, taxiways, safety areas, and ramp areas.

"We can offer valuable perspective on aspects like visual aids including approach, runway, taxiway, ramp, marshalling signage and lighting - and the provision of aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting.

"AIPA stands ready to assist and to help make Badgerys Creek a truly world-class airport."