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Palmerston North Airport Information

Palmerston North Airport offers executive jet access to New Zealand. The airport is the gateway to the lower North Island and the top of the South Island - NZ Central. The Ruapehu skifields, the Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough vineyards, the Abel Tasman National Park, the Nelson arts, the Kapiti Coast Lindale Tourist and Agricultural Centre, the famous Te Papa, Napier's Art Deco and much more are all within easy travel.

Runway & Navaids

Sealed runway 07/25 (45 metres wide)
Length : 1,902 metres
ASDA : 1,902 metres
Landing Distance 07 = 1,763 metres 25 = 1,822 metres

Remote control of lighting available from Ohakea Control or Christchurch Control 126.2MHz or Ph 0800 626 756
PAPI 3.0deg/TCH 50
ABN FLG W 3.75 Sec
Apron edge and floodlighting
Standby power available

Airfield Services

Civil Aviation Authority Rule Part 139 Certificated
Cat 5 Fire/Rescue service 24 hours
Up to Cat 7 Fire/Rescue service by prior arrangement
VOR PM Frequency 113.4
DME PM Channel 81
COM Palmerston ATIS Frequency 129.7
COM Palmerston Tower Frequency 120.6
COM Palmerston North Unattended 120.6
COM Palmerston Ground Frequency 121.7
WGS 84 coordinates S 40 19 14 E 175 37 01

Aircraft parking

Sealed aircraft apron parking

Aircraft Charges

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Aeronautical Conditions of Use

Contact details for assistance

For assistance in planning a flight into Palmerston North Airport, contact:

Palmerston North Airport
P O Box 4384
Palmerston North 4442

Ph +64 6 351 4415
Fax +64 6 355 2262


Visual Flight Information

The following information is reproduced from the New Zealand AIP Vol 4 (Visual Flight Guide) with permission from Airways Corporation of NZ and may not be further copied or reproduced without the written permission of Palmerston North Airport Ltd or Airways Corporation of NZ

Type 'A' obstacle data

The following links provide information for aircraft operators on 'Type A' obstacle data relating to the take-off and approach paths. Details of the Take-off and Approach Slope Surfaces protected from obstructions by land-use are detailed in the District Plans of Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council.

New Zealand AIP

The following provides a link to Aeronautical Information Publication provided by the Civil Aviation uthority of New Zealand:

Local Users MOU

Local pilot training organisations and aircraft operators have adopted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

This MOU assists pilots flying in the Manawatu air space to operate more safely. The MOU is published [here] for not only the signatories to the document, but also any other private or commercial pilot who may fly in the area.

This version is effective from September 2012.



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