Announcements and Downloads

Click on any of the links below to download copies of the following materials related to the SMART Approaches flight path trial.

Yellow U23 SMART Approach flight path trial

Auckland Airport, Airways New Zealand and the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) have completed the 12-month trial of the Yellow U23 SMART Approach flight path to Auckland Airport from the north. A draft report on the trial is being prepared and will be available here once it has been published for public consultation.

Final SMART Approaches flight path trial report

Auckland Airport, Airways New Zealand and the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) released the final report on the initial SMART Approaches flight path trial which took place in 2012 and 2013, in December 2014. The final report followed public feedback on the draft report, published in May 2014, and further analysis of data from the trial.

Draft SMART Approaches flight path trial report

Following the end of the initial SMART Approaches trial, which took place in 2012 and 2013, data from the airlines, Airways New Zealand, Auckland Airport and noise monitoring equipment located in the community was assessed, and community and industry feedback considered. Recommendations were made about the future of SMART Approaches flight paths.

Click here to download a copy of the final report

Click here to download a copy of the draft report.

Click here to download a copy of the Marshall Day Acoustics report.

Click here to download a copy of the BARNZ report.

Click here to download a copy of the Airways NZ report.

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