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Defence Infrastructure Division

Air 7000 Phase 2B - Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement Project

RAAF Base Townsville Works

  1. Runway extension. The proposed runway extension will increase the take off distance to 2844 metres (9331ft) allowing the P-8A Poseidon to take off at maximum-all-up-weight at ambient temperature up to 34°C.
  2. Redevelopment of existing Maritime Ordnance Loading Aprons 13 and 14. Minor pavement extension works is proposed at the Maritime Ordnance Loading Aprons to accommodate movement of ground support equipment around the aircraft
  3. Aircraft rinse facility. An aircraft rinse facility is proposed to be constructed to provide regular rinsing of the aircraft to reduce the build up of airborne contaminants arising from low flying operations