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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 December 6, 2018 there are 3,964 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures serving 1,928 airports. 1161 of these airports are Non-ILS airports.

Currently, there are also 693 Localizer Performance (LP) approach procedures in the U.S. serving 518 airports.

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Latest U.S. LPV and LP procedures published

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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WAAS-Capable Approach Procedures as of December 6, 2018
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
RNAV (GPS) Approach
Procedures
(Non-Part 139 Airports)
Procedures
(Part 139 Airports)
Total
 LPV
  • Non-ILS airports
  • ILS airports
1,447
  • 1,131
  • 316
481
  • 30
  • 451
1,928
  • 1,161
  • 767
LPVs w/ 200' HAT
318
714
1032
 LNAV/VNAV
2,390
1,459
3,849
 LNAV
4,495
1,801
6,296
 LP
596
97
693
GPS Approach
 GPS Stand-Alone*
51
4
55

WAAS-Capable Airports as of December 6, 2018
(by Procedure Type/Airport Type)
RNAV (GPS) Approach
Airports Served
(Non-Part 139)
Airports Served
(Part 139)
Total Airports
 LPV Procedures
  • Non-ILS runway
  • ILS runway
1,428
  • 1,114
  • 314
478
  • 29
  • 449
1,906
  • 1,143
  • 763
 LNAV/VNAV Procedures
1,380
478
1,858
 LNAV Procedures
2,325
535
2,860
 LP Procedures
444
74
518
GPS Approach
GPS Stand-Alone*
34
3
37
*Note: Number of GPS Stand-Alone will continue to decrease as they are replaced by RNAV procedures

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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 2018 are:

  • January 4, 2018 (CN)
  • February 1, 2018 (TPP)
  • March 1, 2018 (CN)
  • March 29, 2018 (TPP)
  • April 26, 2018 (CN)
  • May 24, 2018 (TPP)
  • June 21, 2018 (CN)
  • July 19, 2018 (TPP)
  • August 16, 2018 (CN)
  • September 13, 2018 (TPP)
  • October 11, 2018 (CN)
  • November 8, 2018 (TPP)
  • December 6, 2018 (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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