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Newcastle International Airport Arrival and Approach Procedure Consultation.

Newcastle International Airport (NIA) has commenced a twelve week consultation process, from 10 March to 2 June 2017, on the subject of arrival and approach procedures. The key aim of their proposal is to provide greater predictability for routes and introduce new technology.

AOPA have been invited to take part in the consultation and make the views of our members known.

You can read the full details of the proposals on the Newcastle Airport website, which are to implement Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Approaches and Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs). In implementing RNAV and STARs Newcastle Airport are looking to utilise the latest technology such as satellite-based navigation systems to ensure more accurate and predictable flight paths.

If you would like to contribute to AOPA's response please use this link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., answering, with appropriate details, these questions:

  • Do you support the proposal?
  • Do you have any concerns about the introduction of Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs)?
  • Do you have any concerns about the introduction of PRNAV?

Please make any response to me by Friday 26 May 2017.

Martin Robinson

CEO AOPA UK

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