Aviation


Aviation

Essendon Airport operates a two-runway system supporting a mix of charter, corporate, emergency services and general aviation users. The Airport is a base for Victoria's Police Air Wing and Air Ambulance, along with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and other emergency air transport.

Regional Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) services also operate from Essendon Airport, in addition to recent closed-charter Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) flights which serviced the mining and energy sectors across Australia. Essendon Airport's Master Plan forecasts growth in these aviation services over the next twenty years, largely due to the Airport's proximity to the Melbourne CBD and access to local labour markets.