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These updates might replace or be added to those already in circulation.

 

Runway 09/27 now is designated Runway 10/28.

PHILIPSBURG - For over forty (40) years pilots flying into PJIAE (TNCM) landed and took off from runways 09 and 27. As a result of the rotation of the earth, changes in the angle of the runway occur over time.

 

In light of this, and the completion of the new terminal building and related works it is necessary to implement various upgrades in the aircraft navigation sector to ensure compliance with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.

 

One of the upgrades involves changing the runway identifier numbers from 09/27 to 10/28 effective October 23, 2008.

The runway identifier numbers are surface markings located on the runway strip where aircraft's land and/or take-off.

 

The upgrade is due to the difference between the true north and magnetic north (variation) requiring an adjustment in the directional layout of the runway. Of course, nothing in the infrastructure will change. It is only the runways' designation that will change, necessitated by magnetic variations.

 

Runway designations are declared as two digit numbers. They represent the whole number which is nearest to one-tenth of the magnetic heading of the center line of the runway.

 

With this latest upgrade, PJIAE ensures continued compliance with ICAO’s international obligations and the quality service required to its users.

 

The change will require all docomeented references to the runway designations to be amended, aerodrome signage to be changed, runway markings to be replaced, radar and control system maps to be updated and, not least, to encourage a rapid transition by pilots, airport and Air Traffic Control staff to using the new designations.

 

Considering that accurate and efficient communication has a significant bearing on aerodrome safety, this is seen as a major challenge. All relevant information has been published in the pertinent publications.

 

BOPAT1 RNAV (GNSS) SID

MODOR1 RNAV (GNSS) SID

Y RWY 10 SID

Z RWY 10 SID

 

RNAV (GNSS) RWY 10 IAP

VOR X RWY 10 IAP

VOR Y RWY 10 IAP

VOR Z RWY 10 IAP

Locator (not localizer**) RWY 10 IAP

 

[Mod: Copyrighted charts removed. NB 870575]

 

Wikipedia - "Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is the standard generic term for satellite navigation systems that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. A GNSS allows small electronic receivers to determine their location (longitude, latitude, and altitude) to within a few metres using time signals transmitted along a line of sight by radio from satellites. Receivers on the ground with a fixed position can also be used to calculate the precise time as a reference for scientific experiments."

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Jose,

Would it be possible to amend your initial post with the textural description for the departures please ?

Regards

David

 

Y RWY 10 dep

 

Briefly for prop aircraft:

- As soon as practicable turn right

- Turn to heading 180 deg

- At 10 nm PJM

- Thereafter intercept airway radial

 

Briefly for jet aircraft:

- As soon as practicable turn right

- Turn to heading 230 deg

- At 10 nm PJM

- Thereafter intercept airway radial

 

Note FlyTampa runway 10 scenery update is available here:

http://www.flytampa.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3720

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