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Satellite-based Instrument Landing System Introduced at Sydney Airport

smartpath-at-sydney-airport 3x2The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one meter of the runway center line in low visibility conditions.[/caption]

Honeywell's SmartPath® technology has been brought into service at Sydney Airport in Australia. It is the first of its type in the southern hemisphere.

The SmartPath technology (otherwise known as a Ground Based Augmentation System, GBAS), is a precision approach and landing system allowing suitably equipped aircraft to land within one meter of the runway center line in low visibility conditions.

“The air travel industry in Australia has grown exponentially over the years driven by both outbound travel and local domestic demand and Sydney Airport remains the busiest in the country,” said Brian Davis, vice president, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell's GBAS is a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution that has a number of potential benefits.”

Read more in the official press release from Airservices Australia.

Robert Xu
Aerospace - Asia/Pacific
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