Jandakot Airport Changes to Approach Procedures

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Aerial View of Jandakot Airport, WA, Australia

What is going to change?

Airservices is modernising the approaches used for jet aircraft arriving to Jandakot Airport as part of a national program.

The proposed change will be used by jet aircraft, include Pilatus PC24 and PC12 aircraft operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and SA22 Metro and Beechcraft King Air 200 used for private and commercial activities. This will apply to 10% of annual operations at Jandakot Airport.

For Runway 06L, we are providing increased flexibility for aircraft with a new instrument approach segment and at the same time, improving the missed approach procedure.

For Runway 24R, there will be a change to the missed approach point, which will move from 1 nautical mile prior to the runway threshold, to being at the runway threshold.

There will be no change to departure flight paths for Runway 06L/24R, and no changes to flights arriving and departing to the other runways at Jandakot Airport.

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 large modern aircraft. It allows aircraft to land more smoothly, without using ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments on approach, making landing safer. Baro-VNAV approaches reduce the frequency of an aircraft needing to complete a missed approach as they give pilots greater accuracy.

When will this change occur?

These improved approaches for jet aircraft will be implemented on 3 December 2020.

Released 11 August 2020

What is going to change?

Airservices is modernising the approaches used for jet aircraft arriving to Jandakot Airport as part of a national program.

The proposed change will be used by jet aircraft, include Pilatus PC24 and PC12 aircraft operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and SA22 Metro and Beechcraft King Air 200 used for private and commercial activities. This will apply to 10% of annual operations at Jandakot Airport.

For Runway 06L, we are providing increased flexibility for aircraft with a new instrument approach segment and at the same time, improving the missed approach procedure.

For Runway 24R, there will be a change to the missed approach point, which will move from 1 nautical mile prior to the runway threshold, to being at the runway threshold.

There will be no change to departure flight paths for Runway 06L/24R, and no changes to flights arriving and departing to the other runways at Jandakot Airport.

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 large modern aircraft. It allows aircraft to land more smoothly, without using ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments on approach, making landing safer. Baro-VNAV approaches reduce the frequency of an aircraft needing to complete a missed approach as they give pilots greater accuracy.

When will this change occur?

These improved approaches for jet aircraft will be implemented on 3 December 2020.

Released 11 August 2020