Satellite Navigation - GPS/WAAS Approaches

The availability of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)-capable approach procedures is a significant enabler of WAAS benefits in the United States. This page provides the latest status of these U.S. WAAS approach procedures.


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As of March 6, 2014, there are 3,379 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures serving 1666 airports.

Currently, there are also 533 Localizer Performance (LP) approach procedures in the U.S.

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To find out if there is a Global Positioning System (GPS) or WAAS-enabled approach at an airport where you fly, please see the links in the page below.


For information about LPVs and LPs in the U.S., please see links below.

See complete list of all published LPVs in the U.S.

See complete list of all published LPs in the U.S.

For more information about LPVs in Canada (enabled by WAAS) and in Europe (enabled by EGNOS), please see links below.

Canada - Information about Canadian LPVs can be found by selecting this link.

Europe - Information about EGNOS and Europe's LPV plans can be found on the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) website. A current list of European LPVs can be viewed from the ESSP main page by selecting the link near the bottom of this page called - See the full list of actual Airports with EGNOS-based procedures.

Select the date below to see the latest U.S. LPV and LP procedures published:
March 6, 2014

LPV Procedure Locations for the Continental United States LPV Procedure Locations for Alaska
LPV Procedure Locations for the Continental U.S.
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LP Procedure Locations for the Continental United States LP Procedure Locations for Alaska
LP Procedure Locations for the Continental U.S.
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See LPVs by publication date

WAAS-Capable Approach Procedures
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
 
Procedures
(Part 139 Airports)
Procedures
(Non-Part 139 Airports)
Total Number of Procedures
 LNAV Procedures
1,767
4,065
5,832
 LNAV/VNAV  Procedures
1,346
1,912
3,258
 LPV Procedures
1,348
2,027
3,375
LPVs w/ 200' HAT
 
852
 LP Procedures
75
458
533
 GPS Stand-Alone  Procedures
12
127
139

Update effective: March 6, 2014
Note: Number of GPS Stand-Alone Will Continue to Decrease As They Are Replaced By RNAV Procedures.
WAAS-Capable Airports
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
 
Part 139 Airports Served
Non-Part 139 Airports Served
Total Airports*
(with WAAS-capable Procedures - GPS, LNAV, LNAV/VNAV, and/or LPV)
 LNAV Procedures
530
2,136
2,666
 LNAV/VNAV Procedures
462
1,112
1,574
 LPV Procedures
473
1,193
1,666
 LP Procedures
57
331
388
 GPS Standalone  Approaches
11
92
103

Update effective: March 6, 2014
Note: Number of GPS Stand-Alone Will Continue to Decrease As They Are Replaced By RNAV Procedures

 

GPS
LNAV
LNAV/VNAV
LP
LPV

RNP

ALL


Update effective: March 6, 2014

Publication Dates for New Procedures

New procedures are published for use in the National Airspace System (NAS) every 56 days through the Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP) process. However, procedures can also be published during the interim months through the Operations Change Notice (OCN) process. Corresponding dates for 2014 are:

  • January 9, 2014 (CN)
  • February 6, 2014 (TPP)
  • March 6, 2014 (CN)
  • April 3, 2014 (TPP)
  • May 1, 2014 (CN)
  • May 29, 2014 (TPP)
  • June 26, 2014 (CN)
  • July 24, 2014 (TPP)
  • August 21, 2014 (CN)
  • September 18, 2014 (TPP)
  • October 16, 2014 (CN)
  • November 13, 2014 (TPP)
  • December 11, 2014 (CN)

Data on this page, including the attached spreadsheets, is derived from National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) Flight Information Publications. Data is for informational purposes only and should NOT be used as official information in any capacity related to flight operations. For official information, please consult the current Flight Information Publications.

Link to FAA’s Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Production Plan web page. This page contains information on projected IFP production by region or fiscal year.

Link to the FAA's digital - Terminal Procedures Publication (d -TPP)/Airport Diagrams web page. This page provides the ability to search, view, and download all U.S. Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs) in PDF format.