Discussion Paper (DP) 1006AS
Proposed Strategy and Regulatory Plan in support of the Australian Government's Aviation White Paper
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Context of this DP
The Government’s National Aviation Policy White Paper (White Paper) published in December 2009 requires CASA to continue establishing a regulatory basis that supports airborne and ground-based infrastructure implementation by the aviation industry and the Air Navigation Service Provider - Airservices Australia (AsA). The objective is to improve the safety and efficiency of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and for aircraft-to-aircraft conflict alerting and collision avoidance. The means to provide airspace and on-aerodrome safety and efficiency improvements both in the near and the longer term future is by the implementation of modern Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) infrastructure. CNS technology, utilising satellite and ground based electronic systems for both the airborne and the ground based segments, is mature, internationally standardised, and available now or will be in the near future.
In this Discussion Paper (DP), CASA introduces and outlines a proposed regulatory plan extending from the present time to the end of this decade (up to year 2020) that would support a phased, gradual technology up-take and operational transition for the Australian aviation industry. It is based on the implementation of CNS technology in aircraft avionics equipment to provide modern navigation and surveillance capabilities supporting:
- a future national satellite and ground-based, more efficient, flexible, ATM system utilising air-to-ground data-link surveillance for traffic separation;
- aircraft sole means satellite navigation without the need to resort to ground based aids in normal situations;
- the eventual capability of air-to-air surveillance for traffic conflict avoidance; and
- more efficient traffic manoeuvres, whereby pilots use procedures such as flexible routing, in-trail climbs, aircraft sequencing and merging on approach.
Comment period now closed.
Contact: Brian Harris, Project Leader
- DP 1006AS
- Annex A - Planned Implementation By Technology Type - AV/PBN/APV
- Annex B - Planned Implementation By Technology Type – Transponder and TCAS
- Annex C - Planned Implementation by Technology Type – ADS-B
- Annex D - Timeline of Avionics Equipment Mandates as Proposed in this Discussion Paper
- Annex E - Summary of GNSS and ADS-B Aircraft Avionics Equipment Availability
- Annex F - ADS-B Coverage Diagrams
- Comments closed: 14 December 2010