Situated just 26km from the Sydney CBD, Bankstown Airport (BWU) is one of the most important aviation hubs in New South Wales. It is the premier general aviation airport and major commercial centre in Sydney.
The airport can trace its history back to the 1920s and the dawn of the Australian aviation industry. While initial development at the site was slow, Bankstown finally saw full-scale operations during the dark days of World War II when it was developed into an essential military base in support of the war effort.
In recent decades, the airport has grown into a thriving General Aviation community and is a vital aeromedical and emergency services hub. Bankstown Airport supports some 166 businesses, injecting almost $1bn to the state economy annually, making it a major contributor to the financial health of NSW, as well as a vital player in the provision of state-wide human services.
Read the full article in the Australian Aviation October 2019 edition.