Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) - News
May 29, 2014 - Sydney Airport Commissions GBAS for Category I Service
The Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at Sydney International Airport has been approved to provide precision approach and landing guidance to Category (CAT) I minima. Australia published Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) Supplement (SUP) H11/14 on May 29, 2014 that notes this approval.
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May 5, 2014 - GBAS is Now Available for Use at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Spain
Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) satellite navigation technology is now in operation at Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport in Spain. A ceremonial flight with Air Berlin was organized by navigation service provider Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA) Air Navigation Directorate on May 5 to mark the start of the system's use for unrestricted commercial flight operations.
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For the joint press release from the Ministerio de Fomento and AENA, please follow this link.
November 21, 2013 - SESAR Tests ILS-for-GBAS Swap in Europe
In September, SESAR partnered with Honeywell, Airbus, Thales, DFS and Eurocontrol to carry out flight tests with a Dassault Falcon 900EX business jet using GBAS CAT II/III ground equipment (GASTD) at both Frankfurt and Toulouse. For full article, please follow this link.
April 22, 2013 - Bush Intercontinental Airport Marks Arrival of Groundbreaking Technology to Increase Flight Capacity
November 8, 2012 - United Cleared for Newark GBAS
The Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at Newark Liberty International Airport has been given the green light, clearing the way for United Airlines to start regular passenger flights using its specially equipped Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 fleet. For full article, please follow this link
September 28, 2012 - First U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Operational at Newark Airport
A milestone in the development of the Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) was reached on September 28, 2012 with the operational approval of the GBAS installed at Newark Liberty International Airport. For full article, please follow this link
February 13, 2012 - Satellite-Based Precision Landing System Now Operational
GLS is a precision approach operation using the ICAO-standard GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System) components. It is the result of over 15 years of collaboration between multiple international partners. It is an alternative to the current precision approach standard, the instrument-based landing system (ILS). For full article, please follow this link
February 10, 2012 - Airberlin Starts Using Satellite-Based Precision Landing System for Regular Flight Operations
Following the German Federal Office for Air Traffic Control's accreditation of the ground station for the new satellite-based approach and landing system GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System) as a primary landing system, airberlin will be the first airline in Europe to use satellite-based landings on regular flights at Bremen Airport. For full article, please follow this link
February 9, 2012 - Satellite-Based Landing System Certified - GBAS Debut at Bremen Airport
The satellite-based precision approach system GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System) has received the German type certification as a primary landing system by the Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (BAF) and may be used independently of the instrument landing system (ILS) which has been is use for decades for instrument flights. For full article, please follow this link
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The Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) program is managed by the FAA Aviation NextGen and Operations Planning Service Unit (ANG-C32) at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center. More information can be found at http://laas.tc.faa.gov/