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Merimbula Airport Proposed Airspace Change

Proposed changes to approach procedures at Merimbula Airport

14 June 2019

Feedback has now closed. No community feedback was received on the proposal. The flight path change will proceed to implementation in August 2019.

For a summary of the activities undertaken for this change please see Merimbula Airport Summary of Feedback – June 2019 under resources.


18 April 2019

When will this change occur?

Airservices is proposing changes to approach procedures for aircraft arriving to Merimbula Airport from August 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 a technology available on most modern aircraft. 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.

The introduction of Baro-NAV technology requires a number of changes to existing arrival procedures at Merimbula Airport.

What is going to change?

For more information on the changes please see the Fact Sheet – Changes to approach procedures at Merimbula Airport (April 2019) under Resources.

How can I get more information?

For general information on flight path changes, contact the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) on:

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

Feedback can be provided:

Feedback closes on 30 May 2019.

Resources

Merimbula Airport Summary of Feedback – June 2019

Fact Sheet – Changes to approach procedures at Merimbula Airport (April 2019)