Australia has begun the process of decommissioning a number of ground-based navigation aids, meaning that associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week. On May 26, the process was initiated to switch off 179 navigation aids, including non-directional beacons (NDBs), VHF omni-directional radio ranges (VORs) and distance measuring equipment (DMEs) as part of the Airservices Navigation Rationalization Project in line with Australia’s cutover to ...

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