A new Standard Terminal Arrival Route is being implemented for use only during Precision Radar Monitor (PRM) operations from 9 November 2017. PRM is a technique used in bad weather to ensure safe and efficient operations. PRM can only be used between 7am and 11am, Monday to Friday. The change reduces complexity for pilots and air traffic controllers during poor weather.
This change is only for aircraft arriving “straight-in” from north of Sydney onto Runway 16 Right. The change primarily occurs over the Dharug and Marramarra National Parks north of Sydney. Some townships on the edges of these parks may notice a change in the lateral tracking of aircraft.
Movements to Runway 16 Right are unaffected by this change outside the PRM hours of 7am – 11am Monday to Friday, or during these hours when PRM is not in operation.
There is no change to the tracks of aircraft landing on Runway 16 Left during PRM or at any other time.