Airplane Noise Impact Workshop

SFO Presentation on New Airport Landing System on Oct. 2 in Palo Alto City Hall

As part of Palo Alto’s commitment to issues that may impact airplane noise, the City will be hosting a public workshop where San Francisco International Airport (SFO) staff will present their new landing system, Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), that will soon become operational at the SFO. The workshop will take place in Palo Alto City Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will include a presentation by staff from SFO and an opportunity for the public to ask follow-up questions. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) describes GBAS as “a system that provides differential corrections and integrity monitoring of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). GBAS provides navigation and precision approach service in the vicinity of the host airport (approximately a 23 nautical mile radius), broadcasting its differential correction message via a very high frequency (VHF) radio data link from a ground-based transmitter. GBAS yields extremely high accuracy, availability, and the integrity necessary for Category I, and eventually Category II, and III precision approaches. GBAS demonstrated accuracy is less than one meter in both the horizontal and vertical axis.” To find out more about GBAS you can visit the FAA webpage at:

October 02, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
Council Chambers, Palo Alto City Hall
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States
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