The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has retired its OnTrack website resource and is seeking industry input on the future direction of the program.
OnTrack was designed to assist pilots with operations into and around 13 major airports in Australia including the capital city GA airports and high-traffic regional airports. It provided user-friendly charts and information as well as images of critical locations and videos on how to navigate in the areas covered.
However, CASA says that OnTrack has not kept up with changes in procedures and available technology.
"A review of OnTrack has identified navigation information published on the website requires updating to be consistent with the latest aeronautical charts," a CASA statement says.
"Since OnTrack was originally introduced, there have been numerous advances in technology such as a high take-up of Electronic Flight Bags and the availability of electronic aeronautical charts on the Airservices Australia website."
In order to determine the future needs of a system like OnTrack, CASA has developed an on-line survey through their Consultation Hub and is asking aviators and other industry people to provide feedback.
The survey will remain open until 30 September this year.