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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NATS to help BNE with their air traffic Delays.

NATS who are the UK air traffic control provider have been invited last year to do a report on Brisbane Airport to help speed up air traffic and reduce the delays.

The recommendations made are as follows:

The strategic plan - approved by Brisbane Airport Corporation - follows an assessment of the current performance by NATS, which runs air traffic control at 16 British airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.

Key measures include:

• Setting standard terminal arrival speeds to reduce the average time between landing from 156 seconds to "a world's best practice" 120 seconds;

• Building two new high-speed runway exits to get landing aircraft out of the way;

• Building dual entry points to runways to create flexibility;

• Reducing line-up times and pilot reaction times to speed up take-offs;

• Improving use of the small cross-runway;

• Changes to the air traffic control structure to create an "approach director" role;

• Closer liaison with the Royal Australian Air Force base at Amberley;

• Daily performance reports and reviews.