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Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport rapidly taking shape

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 4, 2013
Aerial photo of the new airport development, taken in late September. (Wagners)
Aerial photo of the new airport development, taken in late September. (Wagners)

In a continuing remarkable achievement, the development of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (YBWW) is quickly taking shape, with the runway foundations expected to be complete by the end of March. The works will precede the laying of asphalt in April.

In the accompanying image taken at the end of September, the code E taxiway on the left and the start of the code C taxiway on the right. The runway is designed for code E aircraft. Work on the modular terminal will start later this year.

Recent further studies show Wellcamp to have an immediate catchment area of 344,000 people, extending from from the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane south to Goondiwindi, west to Miles and north to Kingaroy. The area gives the new airport the 11th largest airport catchment in Australia.

The developers – Wagners – are aiming for the first aircraft to operate from the new airport in September next year, with runway lighting due to be installed in May and certification thereafter.

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