ESSENDON (YMEN)

November 20, 2013 by admin

Essendon Airport is located approximately 10 kilometres from Melbourne and caters for general aviation, charter and corporate jets and emergency services.

In 1921 approval was given for the establishment of a “civil” airport for Melbourne and in 1923 Essendon Airport was officially born as Melbourne Airport.

This title was transferred to Tullamarine Airport in 1966 and in 1970 international services were transferred to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) after 19 y ears of international commercial aviation traffic.15122014 Essendon Tower Sepia DSCF6780 compressed

AIRPORT SUMMARY

1.    Communications frequencies (in MHz AM unless otherwise stated)

  • Ground clearances                                       121.9
  • Tower                                                    125.1
  • Melbourne Departures                               118.9 264 radial departures north to 092 deg                                                                            129.4 263 radial departures south to 093 deg
  • Melbourne Approach                                  132.000
  • ATIS                                                             119.8 and 356 kilohertz
  • AWIS                                                            133.2
  • Outside of tower hours                                118.45 *

* Normal tower operations are from 0615 – 2200 local time Monday to Friday and 0700-2200 Saturday/Sunday. Outside of hours Melbourne controls Essendon traffic on 118.45

2.    Navigation aids

  • NDB Plenty (PLE)                      218 kilohertz
  • NDB Essendon (EN)                    356 kilohertz
  • LOC Localiser (IEN) R26              109.9
  • ILS (IEN) R26                         109.9

3.     Other frequencies of interest

  • Refuelling                                                                                129.9
  • Victoria Police AirWing  (Air to Ground)                  131.6
  • Australasian Jet                                                                 134.4
  • Executive Jet                                                                    131.1
  • Sharp Airlines                                                                    127.47

4.     Runways

  • 08/26
  • 17/35

    YMEN overlay tinted compressed WEB

    Melbourne (Essendon) YMEN runways and main ground-air frequencies

 

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