26 Jul 2021

NSS System Assessment and Benefits Evaluation Reports

A project was undertaken prior to the stand-down of the New Southern Sky team on 30 June, to test the planned 2023 aviation system.

The purpose of this project was to understand if the new navigation rules (Performance Based Navigation) and surveillance system (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)), supported by planned surveillance contingency systems, could recovery aircraft safely to the ground in the event of a GPS outage; and if this outage was prolonged, could the main trunk (Auckland-Wellington-Christchurch) still support the economy by continuing to function?

You can find a copy of the project report that was posted on the new Southern Sky website here: https://www.nss.govt.nz/assets/nss/resources/2021-05-28-NSS-System-Assessment-Report.pdf

Another activity undertaken by the team was based around the question ‘What is the impact of COVID-19 on the many Benefits New Southern Sky was intended to deliver?’

The answer to that question was very encouraging and can be found here: https://www.nss.govt.nz/assets/nss/resources/May-2021-NSS-Benefits-Evaluation.pdf

This assessment was conducted independently by Mahino.