Facts

Overview

Moorabbin Airport is a Victorian ‘state significant asset’ with the aim of holding its reputation as the premier location for flight training, services for General aviation and an economic hub in Melbourne’s south east.

Ownership

Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC) purchased a long term lease over Moorabbin Airport from the Australian Government in June 1998. MAC is owned by Goodman.

Airport Site

The entire airport precinct measures 294 hectares. It is bounded by Centre Dandenong Road to the north, Boundary Road to the east, Lower Dandenong Road to the south and Grange Road and Bundora Parade to the West.

Employment

Moorabbin Airport currently supports in the order of 3,300 jobs on site, a significant increase from the 600 employees on site on purchase of the Airport by MAC in 1998. This has been achieved through the successful implementation of the last three Master Plans. These on-site jobs also support a further 6000 indirect jobs in the wider economy. The airport labour force is attracted from a large catchment predominantly in the south eastern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Aviation Capacity

Moorabbin Airport has an unconstrained capacity for 686,000 fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.  It is not expected to reach this capacity within the next 20 years.

Moorabbin Airport is consistently the 3rd busiest airport in Australia averaging 250,000 movements per year. The Airport is capable of landing corporate jets, turbo props, twin engine aircraft and helicopters.

Business Precinct

Moorabbin Airport is home to over 50 aviation organisations, including over a dozen flying schools. Some 350 fixed wing and rotary aircraft are located on the 294 hectare site.

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