Honeywell Aerospace Selected For Australia's First Precision Landing System At
SYDNEY, Feb. 13, 2013
-- Airservices Australia adopts SmartPath® to support Sydney's growth as an
SYDNEY, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) 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.
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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
world's only certified GBAS, with certifications from the Federal Aviation
Administration and Germany's BAF, and replaces older ILS technology.
Sydney Airport as an International Hub
*Sydney Airport has developed into a major international hub for the
Australian and Asian region, serving a record 36.9 million passengers in
2012, a 3.6 percent rise from the previous year.
*Responding to growing passenger demand, the selection of SmartPath at
Sydney is the result of a successful partnership between the airport,
Airservices, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Qantas
Airways, which provided GNSS landing system (GLS)-equipped A380 and B737
aircraft for system testing.
*SmartPath will complete operational testing and evaluation by Airservices,
Sydney Airport and Qantas by the end of Q1 2013 before becoming
commercially operational, pending certification by CASA.
Benefits of SmartPath Precision Landing System
*SmartPath supports up to 26 precision approaches for aircraft across up to
four runways simultaneously, eliminating the need for multiple ILS systems
at airports with several runways.
*SmartPath reduces maintenance and can yield annual maintenance savings of
up to $400,000 over ILS.
*SmartPath reduces tarmac congestion and increases airport throughput by
mitigating the need for taxiing aircraft to "short-hold."
Honeywell SmartPath Worldwide
*Honeywell is a pioneer in GBAS technology and has demonstrated the
benefits of GBAS at more than 25 airports around the world.
*As well as the recent completion of SmartPath at Bremen, Germany, the
system also went live at Newark Liberty International, New Jersey, in
*SmartPath systems are also currently being installed at Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil; Malaga, Spain; Memphis, Tennessee and Houston, Texas.
*Following the success of the SmartPath trials at Sydney, Airservices is
now commencing work on extending the country's GBAS network to Melbourne
*Mike Underwood, Director of Business Development, Honeywell Aerospace "The
rapid rate of passenger growth seen at Sydney Airport requires a greater
level of precision for approaching aircraft. Installing SmartPath will
help meet demand, drive efficiency and ensure that the airport is better
equipped to service airlines, fleets and passengers now and in the future.
SmartPath complements the existing performance-based navigation
capabilities of today's aircraft, further increasing fuel savings and
*Nick Welch, Program Manager, Airservices Australia "Honeywell's SmartPath
exceeded expectations during testing, and the Civil Aviation Authority of
Australia will shortly receive the application for the system to operate
without restriction. As air traffic across Australia continues to grow, we
are now starting work on extending our GBAS network to Melbourne
*Kerrie Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport "We are proud to be
one of the first airports in the world to use SmartPath, which will
deliver a better passenger experience, reduce delays and improve
operations, particularly in poor weather conditions."
*Alex Passerini, Technical Pilot, Qantas Airways "From taking delivery of
the world's first GLS-capable jet transport aircraft in 2005 in the form
of a Boeing 737-800, followed by the first Airbus aircraft with this
remarkable technology, Qantas understands the significant benefits it
offers. The International Civil Aviation Organization has designated it as
the default replacement system for ILS, and our flight crews have been
very impressed with the accuracy and stability of the uplinked flight
path. As operators, we also understand the infrastructure advances GLS
provides over conventional technologies like ILS and the overall
improvements this means for the air traffic system and ultimately to the
environment and our customers."
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