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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 August 15th, 2019 there are 3,994 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures serving 1,949 airports. 1179 of these airports are Non-ILS airports.

Currently, there are also 709 Localizer Performance (LP) approach procedures in the U.S. serving 530 airports.

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Latest U.S. LPV and LP procedures published

WAAS-Capable Approach Procedures available as of August 15th, 2019
(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
2,529
  • 1,907
  • 622
1465
  • 53
  • 1412
3,994
  • 1,960
  • 2,034
 LP Procedures
610
99
709
WAAS-Capable Airports available as of August 15th, 2019
(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
1,467
  • 1,149
  • 318
482
  • 30
  • 452
1,949
  • 1,179
  • 770
 LP
454
76
530

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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 2019 are:

  • January 3, 2019 (TPP)
  • January 31, 2019 (CN)
  • February 28, 2019 (TPP)
  • March 28, 2019 (CN)
  • April 25, 2019 (TPP)
  • May 23, 2019 (CN)
  • June 20, 2019 (TPP)
  • July 18, 2019 (CN)
  • August 15, 2019 (TPP)
  • September 12, 2019 (CN)
  • October 10, 2019 (TPP)
  • November 7, 2019 (CN)
  • December 5, 2019 (TPP)

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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