Melbourne Gateway Airports

Melbourne Gateway Airports

Melbourne Gateway Airports: The coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne is an incredibly popular commercial and tourist hub. Here are the operational details for Melbourne’s gateways, Essendon and Melbourne Airports.

Essendon Airport  
  • ICAO:  YMEN
  • IATA: MEB
  • Latitude/ longitude:  S37-43.7 E144-54.1
  • Elevation: 282 ft.
  • Variation: 11E
  • Time Zone: UTC+10 
Airport Information  
  • YMEN is a public airport serving scheduled commercial, corporate-jet, charter and general aviation flights serving Melbourne
  • YMEN is often the primary choice for domestic travel within Australia and has many FBO facilities for GA flights
  • CIQ: Australian Border Force will clear international flights at YMEN with at least 24 hours of prior notice or preferably 48 hours, if possible
  • ABF shift change is between 1330-1430LCL. We recommend avoiding international flights during this period
  • Business aircraft parking is usually less expensive at YMEN, but there’s a 99,208-lb. (45,000-kg) MTOW limitation for operations to this airfield. Please be reminded that YMEN has an operating curfew in place between 2300 – 0600 LCL daily with no exceptions for any operations
  • While infrastructure is in place to handle all types of general aviation aircraft, it’s important to keep in mind Melbourne Essendon (YMEN) enforces a 99,208-lb. (45,000-kg) MTOW limitation for all aircraft
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 
Airport Information 
  • YMML (Tullamarine airport) is the second busiest airport in Australia
  • It only has one FBO facility – Melbourne Jet base – which also has hangarage for parking subject to availability
  • There may be limited parking available  during the Grand Prix period, it is advisable to provide as much prior notice as possible
  • CIQ: ABF (Australian Border Force) request 48hrs notice for off terminal clearances
  • OTC approvals are subject to ABF availability
  • YMML does not have a curfew
  • YMML is able to 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 flight require landing permits
  • The lead time for permit approval is three days
NOTAMs

YMML H3005/18 TRIGGER NOTAM – AIP SUP H65/18 MELBOURNE (YMML) METHOD OF WORKING PLAN (MOWP) 2018-3: TAXIWAY BRAVO PAVEMENT REPLACEMENT PROJECT HTTP://AIRSERVICESAUSTRALIA.COM/AIP/AIP.ASP (LOWER CASE. 30 JUN 16:00 2018 UNTIL 14 JUL 03:00 2018. CREATED: 07 JUN 01:00 2018

YMML H3056/18 ALL ACFT REQUIRING ACCESS TO TWY S BTN TWY U AND    TWY W IN RVR LESS THAN 350 METRES WILL REQUIRE A FLW ME SER    AVBL ON REQUEST. 12 JUN 01:05 2018 UNTIL 30 AUG 04:00 2018    ESTIMATED. CREATED: 12 JUN 01:05 2018

YMML H3108/18 TWY Y BTN BAY F26G AND TWY S NOT AVBL DUE WIP REFER    METHOD OF WORKING PLAN 2017/4 STAGE 4. 14 JUN 03:00 2018    UNTIL 31 JUL 06:00 2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 14 JUN 03:00    2018  YMML H3109/18 CL LGT ON ENTRY AND EXIT TO TAXILANE U AND TAXILANE    Y NOT AVBL IN RWY VISUAL RANGE (RVR) LESS THAN 350M FLW ME    SER AVBL ON REQUEST. 14 JUN 03:08 2018 UNTIL 31 AUG 06:00    2018 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 14 JUN 03:08 2018

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