23 Sep 2022

NSS Working Group member Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has announced a joint Trans-Tasman partnership with Geoscience Australia which will provide Australasia with world-leading satellite positioning services that are up to 50 times more accurate than current services. Named SouthPAN (Southern Positioning Augmentation Network), the service has the potential to boost future economic productivity, sustainability and safety. 

This is the Satellite Based Augmentation System that was originally outlined in the National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan (NAANP).  The NSS programme provided an excellent framework for stakeholders to help develop the case for an SBAS aviation ‘safety of life’ capability. We would like to acknowledge the contribution of many NSS stakeholders to benefits evaluation, the conduct of critical trials work and briefing and influencing decision makers on the value of the capability to aviation safety and system efficiency.

To read the full media release see here.