The aerodrome manual must be reviewed by the Aerodrome Operator annually as it provides essential day-to-day aerodrome operations information. A request for Authority review of an aerodrome manual is only required if a substantial change occurs to initiate changes to the aerodrome manual. Substantial changes are generally permanent. Examples include the introduction of a new NAVAID, removal of an existing NAVAID or a change to the aerodrome hours of availability or operation.

Should a substantial change occur, the Authority review process of your aerodrome manual provides assurance that the Aerodrome Operator is involved in the process and will endorse (or not) the aerodrome manual change. This will ensure that the Aerodrome Operator continues to provide the required oversight so that Defence aviation is receiving the expected aerodrome service.

Further guidance and information on the aerodrome manual can also be provided by the Authority to help support the applicant.

What We Do

The Authority conducts a review of the aerodrome manual in those instances where a substantial change occurs to initiate changes to the aerodrome manual.

How Do I Apply?

Application for aerodrome manual review, where a substantial change has occurred, can be made by writing to the DASA (ACPA) and requesting review.

I Want To Learn Moreā€¦

If you want to learn more about aerodrome manual review, please consult the DASR 139 (Aerodrome) Regulations at DASR 139 Aerodromes and the following resources:

Guidance Material


If you have questions about this topic please contact

For DASR queries please submit a DASR Query Form (DQF) Form 110 

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DASA Web Page Aerodrome Manual Requirements