First push back at Hobart Airport

Our power in push back project is nearing completion
July 23, 2019

Today marks the first push back operation performed at Hobart Airport as part of our power in push back project.

Our new apron line markings will be painted over the coming days, bringing the project a step closer to completion.

We are are increasing the number of bays to make room for more aircraft to park and be serviced at any given time here at Hobart Airport.

The move from five to seven bays along with our new LED apron flood lighting will improve the safety and efficiency of our operations day and night.

Camera traps are also used to monitor the movements and better understand the behaviour of animals in the airport environment.  

Since the installation of camera traps in early 2016, images collected have shown that many threatened species use the environment around and within the airport boundary including the Tasmanian Devil, the Spotted quoll and the Tasmanian bettong.

We recognise our role in protecting the biodiversity of the airport and Tasmania more broadly and are confident this technology will assist us in doing so.

Environment Manager Kirsten Leggett

Initial testing of virtual fencing devices in Tasmania has seen a 50 per cent reduction in road kill deaths over a three-year period and has been instrumental in protecting the remaining Tasmanian Devil population.

The virtual fencing will be monitored by Hobart Airport’s environment team to capture and report data on the rates of roadkill deaths in the area and better understand the behaviour of the animals that call the airport home.

“We’re building better facilities and a better airport to serve our community”
Sarah Renner
Hobart Airport CEO