2 July Blowing in the Wind: The Introduction of New Runways and Implementation of PBN Enhancements July 2, 2020 With the impact of COVID-19, you may feel that there is no good aviation news “blowing in the wind”. This is far from the case, with two new runways about to be opened in Australia, increasing capacity, whilst the proposed standardisation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) approach naming, and other enhancements will make these approaches both safer and more efficient. Read more>> Related Posts A SNOWTAM for Cairns? SNOWTAM issued for Cairns... is this a result of global warming? The answer is “No”! It is because of the introduction of the Global Format Reporting (GRF) which will replace the present system of reporting runway conditions from November 2021. Read more>> Safety & Technical Update Some time ago, AusALPA presented a discussion paper on AIRs to the ATSB and other agencies that highlighted the deficiencies of AIRs, whilst listing other enhancements that would provide greater safety benefit. Read more>> Comments are closed.