50 Years, commencing 1 July 1998, with an option for a further term of 49 years (99 years ending 30 June 2098).  

The Master Plan is approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Aircraft movements in and out of Essendon Airport are controlled by Airservices Australia.

Essendon Airport Operations team is responsible for managing ground running noise.

Airservices Australia are responsible.

Fly neighbourly agreements are voluntary.  Operators are not always able to comply with FNA due to the nature of their operations.

Variations to flight paths may be influenced by weather conditions and directions by Air Traffic Control.