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.
Smart Tracking was trialled at Adelaide since 2009 by one airline and was made permanent in May 2013. 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.
At the time of community engagement on the Smart Tracking proposals, Airservices produced the following information documents: