Aeronautical Information

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The Airfield has five runways consisting of one sealed and four grass.  It is certificated under Part 139 of the NZ Civil Aviation Regulations, Certificate Number AD 29693.  The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) completes Safety Audits annually, the most recent in September 2014 being a re-certification for the next five years.  As required by Part 139 the Airport has an in-house Operations Manual and an Emergency Management Plan.

Crash Rescue

There are no crash rescue facilities located on the airfield and none are required by CAA regulations.   The NZ Fire Service and NZ Police are responsible for these functions, although the airport does maintain plans and conduct regular exercises to test the emergency services.

Whanganui Airport is an unattended airport without Air Traffic Control, however, services, including lighting, are available to ensure safe and convenient operations.  For all Airport Operational Information see:

Whanganui Airport Charts
NZAIP Whanganui Charts

Whanganui Airport Operational Data
NZAIP Whanganui Operational Data

Whanganui Hospital Heliport Chart
NZAIP Whanganui Hospital Heliport

Please note :

  1. Over Weight Aircraft - Aircraft exceeding an A.C.N of 12 require prior approval to land.  This will normally be given on a case by case basis – Please contact the Airport Duty Officer  - 06 249 3199
  2. Safety - We take safe operations seriously, please observe good airmanship and observe all operational requirements.  Note that Whanganui has a dual left/right circuit pattern, please check the operational data before arrival.
  3. Landing Fees - Fees are payable for all arriving aircraft, if you do not pay on the day an administration fee may be payable. See Airport Fees and Charges