Australian AIP flight plan requirements (GEN – FPR – 18 – section 7.4) have been updated to remind operators to file the right navigation specifications on their ATC flight plan or risk a re-route for flights over the Great Australian Bight (in the YMMM/Melbourne FIR).
Specifically, for flights operating on the following airways: Q32, Y135, Q33, Q158, Y53.
Aircraft flight planning on these routes should meet the following navigation specifications.
- RNP2; RNP4; RNAV5 with GNSS or IRS/INS RNAV10 or RNP10.
Aircraft flight planning on these routes without correctly indicating their relevant navigation specification will be re-cleared by ATC on a “more suitable route”.
One to check next time you’re flying through the area, especially for a flight to/from YPPH/Perth.
- The Australian CAA have said they will now allow foreign operators to use RNAV1/2 in lieu of RNP 1/2.
- As of Feb 2017, all aircraft flying in Australian airspace now need to be ADS-B equipped.
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