Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Implementation of Smart Tracking

The roll-out of Smart Tracking technology is a key component of the aviation infrastructure Australia’s major cities need as they continue to grow.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) sponsored trials of Smart Tracking at airports around Australia since 2006. Smart Tracking was implemented permanently for the first time in Australia in Brisbane  in March 2012, with other airports following since.

Only suitably equipped aircraft and appropriately trained pilots with approval from CASA are able to fly Smart Tracking procedures. Over the next decade, more airlines will start to fly Smart Tracking procedures as they receive new aircraft, fit older aircraft with the necessary technology, and train their pilots.

In consultation with the community, Airservices will work to permanently establish Smart Tracking at other airports across the country, to ensure the safety, environmental and efficiency benefits of the technology can be realised.

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