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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 26th, 2020 there are 4,052 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures serving 1,955 airports. 1,187 of these airports are Non-ILS airports.

Currently, there are also 725 Localizer Performance (LP) approach procedures in the U.S. serving 532 airports. 430 of these airports are Non-ILS airports.

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Latest U.S. LPV and LP procedures published

WAAS-Capable Approach Procedures available as of March 26th, 2020
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
RNAV (GPS) Approach
Procedures
(Non-Part 139 Airports)
Procedures
(Part 139 Airports)
Total
 LPV Procedures
  • Non-ILS runway
  • ILS runway
2,566
  • 2,244
  • 322
1486
  • 614
  • 872
4,052
  • 2,856
  • 1,194
 LP Procedures
  • Non-ILS runway
  • ILS runway
624
  • 622
  • 2
101
  • 97
  • 4
725
  • 719
  • 6
WAAS-Capable Airports available as of March 26th, 2020
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
RNAV (GPS) Approach
Airports Served
(Non-Part 139)
Airports
Served
(Part 139)
Total Airports
 LPV
  • Non-ILS airports
  • ILS airports
1,472
  • 1,155
  • 317
483
  • 32
  • 451
1,955
  • 1,187
  • 768
 LP Procedures
  • Non-ILS runway
  • ILS runway
456
  • 418
  • 38
76
  • 12
  • 64
532
  • 430
  • 102

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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 2020 are:

  • January 2, 2020 (CN)
  • January 30, 2020 (TPP)
  • February 27, 2020 (CN)
  • March 26, 2020 (TPP)
  • April 23, 2020 (CN)
  • May 21, 2020 (TPP)
  • June 18, 2020 (CN)
  • July 16, 2020 (TPP)
  • August 13, 2020 (CN)
  • September 10, 2020 (TPP)
  • October 8, 2020 (CN)
  • November 5, 2020 (TPP)
  • December 3, 2020 (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.

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