Sydney Airport Implements Satellite Landing System

Sydney Airport has become the first airport in the southern hemisphere to begin using a satellite-based landing system. The new SmartPath ground based augmentation system was developed by Airservices and Honeywell and is designed to improve the accuracy of aircraft positioning. The system will correct GPS errors and is able to transmit up to 26 simultaneous instrument approaches directly to an aircraft’s flight management system up to 42km away from the airport. The new system should also reduce maintenance and provide more efficient calibration than traditional instrument landing systems, according to Airservices.

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