A 12-month flight path trial will begin on 9 November 2017 for some arrivals into Christchurch Airport, developed in conjunction with Airways New Zealand, Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ), and Christchurch Airport.

The approaches are using satellite-based navigation to improve safety, reduce flight time, burn less fuel, emit less carbon dioxide and fly more quietly.

The trial approaches are part of the New Southern Sky programme.

 

Trial timeline

The 12-month trial commenced on 9 November 2017. Approximately a quarter of flights arriving into Christchurch are involved in the trial.

Following the first six months of the trial, results and feedback have been reviewed and recommendations for modifications and improvements have been made.

View Interim Report

Approximately a quarter of flights arriving into Christchurch will be involved in the trial.