Media releases
The future of Kempsey Airport

Airport to be discussed at June Council meeting

Operations at Kempsey Airport will be discussed again at the Kempsey Shire Council meeting next Tuesday, 26 June, 2018.

Advising the community of proposed modification to airport operations

Over 800 letters have been mailed across the Macleay this week, informing residents of an application received by Kempsey Shire Council to modify the development consent for the pilot training facility at Kempsey Airport.

Community engagement for Kempsey Airport to be increased

Two business papers presented at this week’s Council meeting reviewed the operations and management approach for the Kempsey Airport.

A Fly Neighbourly Agreement for Kempsey Airport

A community survey and workshop will be part of the engagement to be undertaken in the coming months by Kempsey Shire Council to develop a Fly Neighbourly Agreement for all users of Kempsey Airport.

Development Application for Pilot Training Facility, Kempsey Airport

Kempsey Shire Council recognise that this matter has prompted significant discussion in the community.

Council increases community awareness of airport expansion

Kempsey Shire Council has resolved to undertake a community awareness campaign to improve understanding of the operations and approvals required for the expansion of the Australian International Aviation College (AIAC), at Kempsey Airport.

Student numbers to soar as $18m Chinese flying school takes off at Kempsey Airport

The New Year is off to a flying start with the Australian International Aviation College (AIAC) unveiling long-term plans for a $18m training facility at Kempsey Airport, and over 50 student pilots beginning to arrive from China.

MOU signals exciting new era for Kempsey Airport

An exciting new era of aviation history for the Macleay Valley has begun with today’s (Tuesday 21 June) signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Kempsey Shire Council and the Australian International Aviation College, the pilot training arm of China’s Hainan Airlines.