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Towards Sydney’s next generation airport

written by WOFA | November 8, 2013
What opportunities exist for the industry if the government commits to a new airport for Sydney? (Rob Finlayson)
What opportunities exist for the industry if the government commits to a new airport for Sydney? (Rob Finlayson)

After decades of debate it looks possible a decision may be forthcoming on a second airport for Sydney. In what promises to be a lively debate on the subject, the next Royal Aeronautical Society Sydney Branch is holding a panel discussion to consider the factors driving the decision, planning considerations and the technologies needed to make a second airport a transformational opportunity.

The discussion will also consider what opportunities exist for the aviation industry in the development of a new airport.

Former head of operations for Qantas and former chairman of Airservices, David Forsyth, will facilitate a panel of leading aviation experts, including Warren Mundy who headed the steering committee for the Joint Study on Aviation Capacity in the Sydney Region, Captain Chris Manning, current chair of the Australian Aviation Associations Forum and former Qantas chief pilot, Bob Meyer who is director of planning at Cox Richardson architects and planners, and Tony Webber, former chief economist for Qantas.

The event will be held at the New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney at 1830 on November 27. Information is available via the Royal Aeronautical Society Sydney Branch.


  • DB


    How smart would it be if we could establish world-class MRO facilities at the new airport as part of the overall development? If Europe and the US can do it, then why can’t Australia? Plan for it now and incorporate it into the new airport planning. We should be working on innovative ways to capture a larger share of the economic benefits of the aviation industry within our region. Why leave it for other countries to take it all?

  • craig simpson


    Western Sydney Airport. Not 2nd Sydney Airport.

  • Rodney Marinkovic


    So great news about meeting of Royal Aeronautical Society Sydney Branch in relation of planning and build second Sydney Airport. Under Mr David Forsyth and all experts this “big rock” the “SSA” Second Sydney Airport
    will be come to life and transformation and implementation of air transport business in Australia. Sydney particularly. It is incredible task, but no “dark horses”, can not stop future for this decades long dream and obviously now time to START. Most of as in aviation and generally like looking forward to be rely Marry Christmas
    and truly frootfull new 2014 year and beyond. To all of as in Australian society is great move forward.

  • Peter


    Western Sydney International Airport (Badgerry’s Creek). An enormous benefit to the NSW & national economy that will initially generate 10,000 jobs & more to follow. New high tech. quiet aircraft that will be using WSIA with their reduced emissions & low noise footprint will be a significant environmental advance. Bring it on!

  • Planelover


    After reading an article in a previous edition of Australian Aviation I think that in my humble opinion that there should be a second Sydney Airport to help boost flights arriving in our great country

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