Canberra Airport Pty Ltd has proposed the following:
• the continued commissioning of wind impact studies for future developments; and
• that Canberra Airport will discuss with operators at the Airport the use of runway 12, whether there have been any other turbulent events, and assess their views on what action should be taken, if any, to maintain safety in the use of the runway.
The ATSB acknowledges the action taken by Canberra Airport to addresses these safety issues. However, there is the potential for the inclusion of an entry in the En Route Supplement Australia, similar to that affecting aircraft operations to runway 35 at Canberra during strong westerly winds, to alert pilots of the possibility of turbulence during operations on runway 12 in north easterly winds. It may be that, after the planned discussions between Canberra Airport Pty Ltd and the operators at the airport, such action might be considered an appropriate safety response to that risk.