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Old 23rd April 2021, 07:35 AM
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Default Bankstown Airport

Having recently moved to the Bankstown area, I am interested in finding out the following information:

1) Is Bankstown Airport a 24 hour operation?

2) What is the largest plane that can land at the airport?

3) Are there scheduled services that depart from the airport (much like Essendon) or is it mainly charters, training school, private jets, etc?
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Old 23rd April 2021, 08:31 AM
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I’m hoping my response is accurate , perhaps others could elaborate further
1) . Bankstown is a 24hr operation , with emergency and air freight operations taking place overnight mostly
2) . ATR and Bae 146 aircraft regularly operate into and out of Bankstown on freight flights , and the F70 has operated passenger charters of late , usually on sports team flights . Much larger aircraft have operated into Bankstown in the past , with the Super Constellation being one of them .
3). No RPT ( regular passenger flights ) operate into Bankstown , as you say training , air freight and exec operations make up the majority of movements .

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Old 23rd April 2021, 12:07 PM
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The Terminal building is normally unlocked during business hours, so you can walk through the terminal to access a viewing area.

If you enter via Henry Lawson Drive you can drive around the perimeter to get to the other side.
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Old 23rd April 2021, 12:45 PM
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The E190 is probably the largest current resident ie https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10109307

When I worked there in the tower the airport was the busiest in the Southern Hemisphere with over a thousand movements a day.
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Old 23rd April 2021, 12:59 PM
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The Terminal building is normally unlocked during business hours, so you can walk through the terminal to access a viewing area.

If you enter via Henry Lawson Drive you can drive around the perimeter to get to the other side.
Oh, so it's actually a public road inside the airport rather than restricted area?
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Old 23rd April 2021, 01:17 PM
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Q1 yes bankstown 24 hours with cargo over night a bae146 that does sydney Melbourne return
Q2 the E190 was the biggest I've seen. Useally the Bae146 is the biggest
Q3 it's mainly training aircraft/medivac flights from toll and polair, the odd charter by alliance and private jets from time to timeAnd bae146 flights
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Old 23rd April 2021, 05:30 PM
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Oh, so it's actually a public road inside the airport rather than restricted area?
Yes, a public road
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