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Kununurra Airport Changes to Approach Procedures

10 July 2019

Changes to arrival procedures at Kununurra Airport

When will this change occur?

Airservices will changes for aircraft arriving to Runway 12/30 at Kununurra Airport from 12 September 2019.

Why are the changes necessary?

Since 2007, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has encouraged its members to implement approach procedures with vertical (straight up and down) guidance to improve safety for aircraft arriving to and landing at airports.

One way to do this is to make it possible for aircraft to use Baro-VNAV technology.

Baro-VNAV is technology available on most modern aircraft, as it uses either Global Positioning System (GPS) or the barometric pressure readings from on-board equipment, to provide vertical guidance for the approach.

It allows aircraft to land more smoothly, without using ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments, making landing safer.

Some of these locations, including Kununurra require changes to their existing approach procedures in order for Baro-VNAV to be introduced.

What is going to change?

For more information on the changes please see the Fact Sheet – Kununurra Airport Changes to Approach Procedures under Resources.

How can I get more information?

For Queries regarding information contact Community Engagement:

For matters relating to current aircraft operations, contact the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) on:

  • 1800 802 584 (free call)
  • 131 450 (interpreter service)

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Resources

Fact Sheet – Kununurra Airport Changes to Approach Procedures (July 2019)