Smart Tracking capabilities are continually improving and its broader rollout is a key component of the aircraft navigation infrastructure that Australia’s major cities need as they grow into the future. The new generation of this technology has been trialled at Adelaide since 2009 by one airline; and it is planned to make this permanent in 2013. Implementation of the technology on a broader basis is critical to the permanent Australia-wide roll-out to make it available for all airlines and suitably equipped aircraft.
In response to public demand, the number of flights at Adelaide Airport is forecast to increase significantly over the next few years. Smart Tracking aircraft will be the cornerstone technology to cater for this growth in a sustainable way: making air travel safer, cleaner, more dependable and with better noise outcomes for communities living close to airports.
Eight tracks are used for aircraft arriving to Adelaide Airport. Each track is within an existing flight path corridor. The combination of tracks represents the optimal routes for arriving aircraft to ensure safety and balance airport efficiency and environmental impacts.
Further information on the Smart Tracking project is available by phoning 1800 601 065.
Noise complaints or enquiries can be made through Airservices Noise Complaints and Information Service.