Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2013
Existing aircraft navigation infrastructure in use at the airport is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2016 as part of a national programme of transition toward new technology. In preparation for this, Southampton Airport is working with airlines and technical experts to achieve the best possible solution for the future.
The airport is proposing to introduce new satellite navigation technology (GNSS) to replace existing ground based navigation aids. This new technology will only affect aircraft landing from the south, and will provide an instrument approach that is aligned with the runway centreline.
In addition to providing an opportunity for aircraft to be configured more efficiently as they approach to land, the proposed changes are likely to have benefits in terms of reducing aircraft noise and CO2 emissions.
Iain McDermott-Paine, Southampton Airport Head of Airside and Fire Service comments, “The airport is committed to being a responsible neighbour in terms of noise and emissions, as well as taking a proactive business approach for preparing the airport for the future.
“With the decommissioning of existing technology we have the opportunity to put in place a new system that offers a host of likely benefits, from enhancing safety to reducing noise and emissions.”
As part of this proposal, the airport is consulting with a number of organisations including the independent Southampton Airport Consultative Committee, local authorities, NATS, airlines, the National Air Traffic Monitoring Advisory Committee, and other key stakeholders.
Source:- Southampton Airport
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