In a move designed to provide safer, more efficient air traffic management, the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS) has announced a proposal to introduce satellite navigation and surveillance to replace many of Australia's radar and ground-based navigation. This has the potential to generate significant new business for avionics suppliers.
DOTARS has launched a consultation paper to expand the use of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) avionics for air traffic surveillance and aircraft navigation. Defence, Airservices Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority are cooperating in the project. The Government has called for public comment on the proposals. Click here for more information.