EF Airport

Essendon Fields Airport is a General Aviation and Corporate Jet Airport situated at the intersection of the Tullamarine and Calder Freeways, just 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

Essendon Fields Airport provides facilities and services for International and Domestic corporate aircraft, aircraft maintenance, airfreight, aircraft charter and emergency air service providers. Combined, these operators undertake more than 50,000 annual aircraft movements.

Situated on 305 hectares, the airport has two runways, and comprises a significant mix of aviation and non-aviation activities. Since 2001, the airport has undertaken numerous upgrades and is now one of the leading General Aviation and Corporate Jet Airports in Australia.

REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Quick check-in, cheap parking and the closest airport to the city you’ll be in the air and on your way in no time. Two regional airlines – Sharp Airlines and Fly Corporate Air fly to 6 destinations making up more than 100 regional aircraft movements each week.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Essendon Fields Airport is a critical hub for emergency services with 1/3 of all movements emergency services related. The proximity to Melbourne’s major hospitals is a real factor when it comes to the work done here.

Essendon Fields Airport is a critical hub for emergency services. The proximity to Melbourne’s major hospitals is a real factor when it comes to the work done here.

AirServices published 53,862 total movements at Essendon Fields Airport in 2016. An estimated 18,000 (33%) are related to emergency services. Over 8,000 incidents per year are attended by Air Ambulance and the Police Air Wing alone. Air Ambulance Victoria operates 3 helicopters, four fixed-wing aircraft from Essendon headquarters and can reach most of Victoria within an hour. Air Ambulance averages 6 movements per 24 hours in a typical day.

The PoliceAir Wing provides aerial support for police, search and rescue and ambulance operations using a modern fleet of twin engine helicopters. They average 15 movements per 24 hours in a typical day.

Other emergency services include Royal Flying Doctor Service, Erickson Air Crane Helicopters, Coulson Helicopters, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Jet City Rescue who perform vital aero-medical missions throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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