National Airspace & Air Navigation Plan

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Work streams

Stage 1

2014-15

Stage 2

2016-18

Stage 3

2019-23

Surveillance

Reducing our reliance on radar

Stage 1

Planning for progressive implementation of ADS–B.

Stage 2

ADS-B mandatory in airspace above FL 245 by end 2018.

Stage 3

ADS-B mandatory in all controlled airspace by end 2021.

Auto Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is set to become the main aviation surveillance technology worldwide.  

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Communications

Aircraft talking to other aircraft and the ground

Stage 1

Business as usual with transition from AFTN to AMHS.

Stage 2

Introduction of new protocols, methods and technologies. Review demand for data–link technology in domestic airspace.

Stage 3

Transition to ATN. Accept SATVOICE for primary communications. Implement results of review of data– link technology.

Communications play a vital role in air navigation. They provide contact between the aircraft and the ground – keeping aircraft safe and ensuring efficient aircraft flow. They also provide the aeronautical and weather information critical to good decision making.

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Aeronautical Information Management

Information for pilots and crew

Stage 1

Going digital: complete transition from AIS to AIM in accordance with ICAO roadmap.

Stage 2

Integration of data and systems.

Stage 3

Real–time availability of data into aircraft.

Over the next few years Aeronautical Information Systems that today rely mainly on paper-based charts and publications, will move to data-driven digital systems.

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Air Traffic Management

Efficient and safe use of airspace

Stage 1

Infrastructure, procedure and tool development towards trajectory–based management. Education and training.

Stage 2

Implementation of trajectory based management tools with training and education.

Stage 3

Trajectory-based management in place supported by integrated information and collaborative procedures.

To promote efficient and safe airspace use the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system will shift focus from providing services that control to services that enable air traffic.

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Airspace Design

Who can fly where

Stage 1

Review existing designations, develop methodology and triggers for future reviews.

Stage 2

Full review of New Zealand airspace.

Stage 3

Ongoing review of airspace impacts from new technologies

New Zealand airspace design will be reviewed to accommodate increased traffic, new aircraft types and more direct flight paths.

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Aerodromes

International airports to grass strips and everything in between

Stage 1

Establish collaborative decision-making forums.

Stage 2

Policy developed on aerodrome critical infrastructure and contingency needs for New Zealand.

Stage 3

All aerodrome master plans reflect the objectives and action of the New Southern Sky Plan.

New Southern Sky will establish a collaborative planning process and decision making forums that respond to increasing demand on aerodrome infrastructure.

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Meteorology

Weather information for aviation

Stage 1

Develop IWXXM format for weather.

Stage 2

Integration of weather data with aeronautical information.

Stage 3

Weather information into the cockpit in real time.

Integrating fine scale meteorological information into air traffic management and PBN applications will support seamless and efficient aviation operations.

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