New flight paths

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Two SMART ap­proaches to Auck­land Air­port will be used from May 28. The two satel­lite-guided flight paths to the air­port from the north will come into per­ma­nent op­er­a­tion and will be avail­able be­tween 7am and 10pm by up to 10 air­craft per day. The de­ci­sion to im­ple­ment them was pub­licly an­nounced by the avi­a­tion in­dus­try in De­cem­ber last year. It fol­lowed a trial and public con­sul­ta­tion process. The two flight paths were mod­i­fied as a re­sult of feed­back to re­duce air­craft noise, use less fuel and de­liver benefits for the en­vi­ron­ment. A third satel­lite-guided flight path to Auck­land Air­port from the north­east has been de­vel­oped and the trial will begin in Septem­ber 2015 for up to 12 months. Full de­tails will be pub­lished in May. See the web­site auck­land­flight path­trial.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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