Airservices acknowledges decision on Gold Coast Instrument Landing System

ILS localiser array - Wagga Wagga Airport

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has upheld the approval of the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) at Gold Coast Airport.

Airservices, Australia’s provider of air navigation services will now work with Gold Coast Airport on the project. The installation and certification of the ILS is expected to take approximately 12-18 months and subject to final approvals, the technology would come into use from mid-2018.

The ILS will provide vertical and horizontal guidance to pilots when landing in low visibility weather conditions, reducing flight delays and diversions. The ILS will further complement a range of air navigation procedures already in place to make operations at Gold Coast Airport more reliable, efficient and safer for airlines and the travelling public.

The ILS will be installed on Runway 14 for aircraft approaching from the north and landing on the northern end of the main runway. This is the preferred runway and approximately two-thirds of flights each year land from this direction due to prevailing winds in the area.

Airservices recognises the potential impact any new flight path or procedure can have on local communities and will continue to work closely with industry and the community to reduce the impacts of aircraft noise. Airservices will make every effort to minimise the use of the ILS while ensuring the safe operations of aircraft.

Airservices will be updating the community on progress of construction and certification of the ILS through the Gold Coast Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) meetings, and also the website.

Posted on: March 3, 2017

More news

Related topics

Airservices provides safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry.

Airservices Australia releases May Australian Aviation Network Overview 

Airservices Australia has released its Australian Aviation Network Overview report for May 2024. Highlights include: About AirservicesAirservices Australia is the Federal Government-owned organisation responsible for the safety of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We work closely with our customers and industry […]

Airservices Australia announces new Noise Action Plan for Brisbane flightpath options to reduce aircraft noise

Airservices Australia is today releasing its preferred flightpath designs to reduce aircraft noise over several Brisbane communities. These proposed flightpaths were developed following Airservices’ extensive engagement with the community and industry over the past 12 months. The flightpath changes, which form part of our Noise Action Plan for Brisbane, include: The Greater Brisbane community is […]

Airservices Australia releases April Australian Aviation Network Overview

Airservices Australia has released its Australian Aviation Network Overview  report for April 2024. Highlights include: About AirservicesAirservices Australia is the Federal Government-owned organisation responsible for the safety of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We work closely with our customers and industry […]

Airservices Australia releases March Australian Aviation Network Overview

Airservices Australia has released its Australian Aviation Network Overview report for March 2024. Highlights include: About AirservicesAirservices Australia is the Federal Government-owned organisation responsible for the safety of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports. We work closely with our customers and industry to […]