SMART Approaches – a joint industry initiative
The SMART Approaches trials are a joint aviation industry initiative involving the following partners:
Airways’ main role in relation to the SMART Approaches trials is designing the SMART flight paths and procedures for use of those flight paths, and integrating the SMART trial aircraft into the overall air traffic approaching and departing Auckland Airport.
The main role of Auckland Airport in relation to the SMART Approaches trials is agreeing to the instrument flight procedures and responding to concerns raised by the public about aircraft noise.
BARNZ represents the airlines participating in the SMART Approaches trial: Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar.
The New Zealand Government agreed in August 2011 to the development of the Policy and a National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan. The CAA is leading the development of the Plan, and it states that performance-based navigation will be an important component of this work.