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ATM network performance: Sydney

Airborne delay

The 75th percentile performance figures for airborne delay at Sydney are indicated in Figure 4. Airborne delay experienced during January (1.9 minutes) met target (3.5 minutes) and was lower than from the same period last year (2.4 minutes). The long-term trend for airborne delay at Sydney is upwards.

Figure 4: Sydney Airborne Delay 75th Percentile



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Notable events

The following commentary describes the notable airborne delay events during January in Sydney:

  • 08 Jan: Thunderstorms and associated high winds (1800 – 1900 local)
  • 09 Jan: Pilots elected not to make an approach due thunderstorm overhead for 35 minutes (1900 – 2100 local)
  • 29 Jan: Low cloud (0700 – 0800 local)
  • 31 Jan: Landing accuracy issues relating to full arrival program and internationals (0800 – 0900 local)