13 Sep 2018 Satellite Navigation Made Better

Most aircraft owners and pilots already understand the benefits of GPS as a primary means of navigation and the improved surveillance coverage Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) provides. However, less is known about the benefits a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) provides. 

The Australian and New Zealand governments are currently looking at the benefits that an SBAS service might provide their wider economies with an eye to making an investment decision some time in the near future. Aviation makes up part of this story and the benefits the aviation sector stand to gain are significant. 

To further understand Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), Andrew Andersen has written an article in the most recent Australian Flying  magazine. In this he explains what it means for general aviation in this feature. Click on the image below to access the article through the Airservices Australia website.

The New Southern Sky team wish to acknowledge and thank both Airservices Australia and Andrew Andersen for allowing us to report this article in full. 

Andrew Andersen

Andrew Andersen presented at the 2018 NSS Conference in Auckland, his presentation can be accessed here. Alternatively, you can watch Andrews conference presentation below.