Instrument Landing System for Gold Coast Airport

21 Apr 2015 12:29 PMGSGC Chamber Administrator
Instrument Landing System for Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd and Airservices Australia are seeking feedback on the proposal to install an instrument landing system (ILS) at the airport.

In order to improve the reliability of arriving flights, Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd and Airservices Australia are proposing to install an instrument landing system (ILS) on Runway 14 for aircraft landing at the northern end of the main runway. About two-thirds of flights each year land from this direction due to prevailing winds in the area and this is the preferred runway. Airlines were also consulted about the decision on where to install this technology.

At Gold Coast Airport, an ILS will provide vertical and horizontal guidance to pilots when landing in low visibility weather conditions, reducing flight delays and diversions. The Gold Coast typically experiences low visibility weather conditions due to tropical storms and high rainfall during the summer months, which is the region’s peak travel season. Use of the ILS will require a new flight path extending north in a straight line from the runway to approximately Surfers Paradise.

Attached are the links for the information from CASA http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/gold-coast-ils/ Comments must be made in writing to the Chief Operating Officer, Gold Coast Airport, Locked Bag 5, Coolangatta QLD 4225 or via the Airports website http://goldcoastairport.com.au/regulatory/gold-coast-airport-pty-ltd-ils-submission/.