February 14, 2013
Honeywell Aerospace selected for Australia’s first precision landing system at Sydney Airport
Honeywell’s SmartPath has been selected by Airservices Australia as the country’s first Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) to improve operational efficiency and decrease air traffic noise at Sydney Airport. Designed to overcome the limitations of traditional Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), a ground-based instrument approach system that relies on radio signals and lighting, GBAS augments Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to make them accurate and safe enough to use during aircraft approaches and landings at airports experiencing high traffic volumes. Honeywell’s SmartPath is the only certified GBAS, with certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration and Germany’s BAF, and replaces older ILS technology.