On 30 May 2013, Airservices Australia (Airservices) submitted a formal price notification to the ACCC proposing increases to its charges for terminal navigation (TN) and aviation rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) services, effective from 1 July 2013. The proposed price increases are the same as those that were outlined in Airservices’ long-term pricing agreement, which was assessed by the ACCC in 2011. This price notification also included charges for TN and ARFF services provided out of ordinary hours and a new charge for the ARFF Category 6 service at Port Hedland.
The ACCC released its decision to not object to Airservices' price notification on 14 June 2013.
Regulatory approach to assessing price notifications.
On 22 September 2011, the ACCC decided to not object to Airservices’ price notification of 9 September 2011. The price notification proposed a five year price path from 2011 to 2016 for increases in charges for TN and ARFF services. Lodgement of the formal price notification followed an extended period of industry consultation and assessment by the ACCC.