Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System

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Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System is a system at airports having a surveillance infrastructure consisting of a Non-Cooperative Surveillance (e.g. SMR, Microwave Sensors, Optical Sensors etc.) and Cooperative Surveillance (e.g. Multilateration systems). A-SMGCS has 4 levels,[1] level 1 and 2 have been validated by EUROCONTROL Airport Operations and Environment division in Eurocontrol located in Brussels, Belgium and work is ongoing to verify requirements for further implementation levels in coordination with ICAO, FAA etc.

ICAO Definition[edit]

ICAO Doc 9830 defines A-SMGCS as follows:

Advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS). A system providing routing, guidance and surveillance for the control of aircraft and vehicles in order to maintain the declared surface movement rate under all weather conditions within the aerodrome visibility operational level (AVOL) while maintaining the required level of safety.

List of Airports with FAA approved SMGCS Plans[edit]

U.S. Airports with FAA Approved Low Visibility Operations /
Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems
(LVO/SMGCS) Operations
OpSpec/Mspec/LOA C056/C078/C079 Updated November 19, 2015 May 24, 2016
Airport ID Airport City State Region
ANC Ted Stevens Anchorage International Anchorage AK AAL
FAI Fairbanks International Fairbanks AK AAL
LIT Bill and Hillary Clinton National / Adams Field Little Rock AR ASW
FAT Fresno Yosemite International Fresno CA AWP
BFL Meadows Field Airport Bakersfield CA AWP
LAX Los Angeles International Los Angeles CA AWP
ONT Ontario International Ontario CA AWP
SFO San Francisco International San Francisco CA AWP
DEN Denver International Denver CO ANM
BDL Bradley International Windsor Locks CT AEA
IAD Washington Dulles International Washington DC AEA
TPA Tampa International Tampa FL ASO
ATL Hartsfield - Jackson / Atlanta International Atlanta GA ASO
DSM Des Moines International Des Moines IA ACE
BOI Boise Air Terminal / Gowen Field Boise ID ANM
ORD Chicago O'Hare International Chicago IL AGL
RFD Chicago / Rockford International Rockford IL AGL
FWA Fort Wayne International Fort Wayne IN AGL
IND Indianapolis International Indianapolis IN AGL
SDF Louisville International - Standiford Field Louisville KY ACE
MSY Louis Armstrong New Orleans International New Orleans LA ASW
BOS General Edward Lawrence Logan International Boston MA AEA
ACK Nantucket Memorial Nantucket MA AEA
ORH Worcester Regional Worcester MA AEA
BWI Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Baltimore MD AEA
BGR Bangor International Bangor ME AEA
PWM Portland International Jetport Portland ME AEA
DTW Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Detroit MI AGL
MSP Minneapolis - St. Paul International / World-Chamberlain Minneapolis MN AGL
MCI Kansas City International Kansas City MO ACE
STL St. Louis Lambert International Saint Louis MO ACE
GTF Great Falls International Great Falls MT ANM
CLT Charlotte / Douglas International Charlotte NC AEA
GSO Piedmont Triad International Greensboro NC AEA
RDU Raleigh-Durham International Raleigh NC AEA
OMA Eppley Airfield Omaha NE ACE
MHT Manchester Manchester NH AEA
EWR Newark Liberty International Newark NJ AEA
SWF Stewart International Newburgh NY AEA
CLE Cleveland Hopkins International Cleveland OH AGL
DAY James M Cox Dayton International Dayton OH AGL
ILN Wilmington Air Park Wilmington OH AGL
EUG Mahlon Sweet Field Eugene OR ANM
PDX Portland International Portland OR ANM
MDT Harrisburg International Harrisburg PA AEA
PHL Philadelphia International Philadelphia PA AEA
PIT Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh PA AEA
PVD Theodore Francis Green State Providence RI AEA
GSP Greenville Spartanburg International Greer SC ASO
FSD Joe Foss Field Sioux Falls SD AGL
TYS McGhee Tyson Knoxville TN ACE
MEM Memphis International Memphis TN ACE
BNA Nashville International Nashville TN ACE
AUS Austin-Bergstrom International Austin TX ASW
DFW Dallas / Fort Worth International Dallas TX ASW
AFW Fort Worth Alliance Fort Worth TX ASW
HOU William P Hobby Houston TX ASW
IAH George Bush Intercontental / Houston Houston TX ASW
SLC Salt Lake City International Salt Lake City UT ANM
RIC Richmond International Richmond VA AEA
SEA Seattle-Tacoma International Seattle WA ANM
GEG Spokane International Spokane WA ANM
MSN Dane County Regional - Truax Field Madison WI AGL
MKE General Mitchell International Milwaukee WI AGL


See also[edit]


  1. ^ A-SMGCS on Skybrary
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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