The AAA has developed a library of resources and templates to assist members with the day to day operation of their airports.

Hard copies can be requested for $30 per publication.

This supplement to APN 12 was developed to meet the unique needs of regional and remote aerodromes. It provides more detailed guidance (based on the experience of rural and remote airports, their consultants and other industry parties) on pavements more typical of smaller regional and remote airports.


This Airport Practice Note aims to give those with an interest or responsibility for managing airfield pavements a better understanding of the concepts and important considerations involved by providing a detailed overview on airport pavement history, materials, design, construction and maintenance.


The aim of this practice note is to provide an overview of Airfield Lighting (AFL) systems. It is intended as an introduction for people working on airports who have not received specialist training on AFL systems. It is hoped that this document will help people gain a basic knowledge of systems components, how they operate and how they perform so as to assist them to manage a compliant overall facility.


This airport practice note provides airport members with a practical and informative guide to disability access at Australian airports. This document was developed in close consultation with both industry and government stakeholders and demonstrates the airport sector’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility of air travel for all.


This airport practice note is a nationally applicable, comprehensive guide to creating and maintaining a holistic wildlife hazard management program at Australian airports. The document provides aerodrome operators with an overview of wildlife hazard management principles from operational airfield activities, through to techniques on how to integrate wildlife hazard management into all aspects of the airport business.


The Small Regional Aerodrome Handbook aims to provide airport members with a broad guide on managing a small regional aerodrome. This Handbook will assist small regional aerodromes, particularly Local Government owned and operated aerodromes, where different levels of management may not have prior aviation experience or knowledge.


The Airside Safety Guide assists aerodrome operators with a comprehensive guide to airside safety in an Australian context and covers all the considerations aerodrome operators must take into account to create an effective, efficient and safe airside environment.


These new and revised fact sheets provide aerodrome operators with data and other useful information regarding common wildlife species and how best to manage wildlife hazards at their aerodromes.


Airports are complex facilities and experience has shown that the town planning issues associated with protecting their ongoing operation are often not well understood by planning practitioners.

The purpose of this practice note is to raise awareness of airport safeguarding issues within the planning profession, and assist town planners and planning authorities in understanding airports and how to safeguard their ongoing operation.


This guideline assists regional airport operators by outlining the importance of airport master planning and discusses the basic master planning process in regards to regulatory and policy context.

The key elements of a Regional Airport Master Plan are also identified in the guideline as well as critical planning parameters, consultation and engagement techniques to assist regional airports.


This document has been prepared by the AAA’s Airport Emergency Planning Forum. The purpose of these generic guidelines are to put forward options for airport owners and operators to consider when developing internal processes and procedures to deal with a range of incidents.


Certified Aerodromes are required to have an AEP as part of their Aerodrome Manual. This document is a guide to preparing an emergency plan and has been prepared to assist airports to prepare an AEP in a form that should not only meet the requirements of CASR 139 but do so with a standardised terminology and structure to promote best practice amongst Australian Airports.


This template has been developed to assist aerodrome operators to facilitate an effective Aerodrome Emergency Plan (AEP) with the full assistance and involvement of the aerodrome community. It will facilitate an effective response to an emergency situation using all available resources effectively and in a coordinated manner. It will also assist an aerodrome operator to integrate the AEP into the local area disaster plans so that the wider community will support a response to an aerodrome emergency.


These resources have been prepared to assist airport owners and operators and should be used as guidance only. Each airport owner and operator should tailor these documents to suit their own local circumstances.