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Airservices Australia implement new runway approach procedure

Published on Monday, 24 October 2022 at 11:52:29 AM

Airservices Australia is implementing a new instrument approach procedure for aircraft arriving onto Runway 32 at the airport to improve the reliability of aircraft operations in all-weather conditions. This new procedure is scheduled to start on 23 March 2023.

The new procedure is an area navigation approach, referred to as RNAV, which uses on-board global navigation satellite system technology to provide guidance to pilots. 

The new RNAV approach will be implemented for the south-east end of the main runway, Runway 32, to provide guidance for pilots to land in inclement weather conditions. This will reduce the likelihood of pilots having to making a ‘go-around’ to reposition the aircraft for another approach or abandoning a landing at Albany Airport until weather conditions are more suitable