Albury Airport Changes to Approach Procedures

Panoramic view of Dean St, Albury, NSW, from Monument Hill.

What is going to change?

Airservices is modernising the approaches used for aircraft arriving to Runway 07/25 at Albury Airport from 17 June 2021, as part of a national safety improvement program.

Some residents may experience aircraft operating closer to them and some may experience an increase in aircraft noise as a result of the new approaches.

For more information on the changes please see our fact sheet.

Why are the changes necessary?

Since 2007, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has encouraged its members to implement approach procedures with vertical (straight up and down) guidance to improve safety for aircraft arriving at airports.

One way to do this is to make it possible for aircraft to use Baro-VNAV technology. BARO-VNAV stands for Barometric vertical navigation.

Baro-VNAV is a technology available on most modern aircraft. Baro-VNAV increases the likelihood of a stabilised approach by providing vertical guidance to the pilot during their descent to the runway without relying on ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments, making landing safer.

When will this change occur?

These improved approaches will be implemented from 17 June 2021.

What is going to change?

Airservices is modernising the approaches used for aircraft arriving to Runway 07/25 at Albury Airport from 17 June 2021, as part of a national safety improvement program.

Some residents may experience aircraft operating closer to them and some may experience an increase in aircraft noise as a result of the new approaches.

For more information on the changes please see our fact sheet.

Why are the changes necessary?

Since 2007, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has encouraged its members to implement approach procedures with vertical (straight up and down) guidance to improve safety for aircraft arriving at airports.

One way to do this is to make it possible for aircraft to use Baro-VNAV technology. BARO-VNAV stands for Barometric vertical navigation.

Baro-VNAV is a technology available on most modern aircraft. Baro-VNAV increases the likelihood of a stabilised approach by providing vertical guidance to the pilot during their descent to the runway without relying on ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments, making landing safer.

When will this change occur?

These improved approaches will be implemented from 17 June 2021.