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Airspace Design

Overview

As your advanced navigational capabilities become more sophisticated, your demand for airspace development expertise and professional terminal/enroute procedure design becomes increasingly important. Turn to our customized airspace design and evaluation services to effectively meet these challenges. Our services range from the design and implementation of a single new Instrument Approach Procedure to creating an entire Air Traffic Management (ATM) system.

  • Terminal and enroute airway design supports NDB, VOR/DME, TACAN and radar installations
  • Start-to-finish development support services, including survey management, feasibility studies, airspace designation, coordination with regulatory organizations, and an ongoing criteria/obstruction evaluation subscription
  • Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedures to address specialized routing or highly terrain-challenged
  • Area Navigation (RNAV) routes based on Satellite Navigation (GPS/GNSS) or ground-based navigational aides
  • Instrument approach and departure procedures, Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), noise abatement strategies, engine-out procedures, enroute airways, charted visual approach procedures, and specialized charts
  • Optimization of existing procedures and modernization of a country’s airspace

Navigation Concepts:

  • Our design processes feature the latest navigation concepts and criteria
  • Our Airspace Infrastructure product line encompasses a full spectrum of source document creation, VFR/IFR airspace design and Area Navigation (RNAV) implementation
  • We offer a complete design of precision and non-precision RNAV/FMS/GPS/RNP approaches and departures

Staff Training:

  • Our staff is up-to-date in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and processes
  • Most staff have served as air traffic controllers in both civil and military organizations
  • Our staff’s unique blend of real-world experience helps us develop optimal solutions

Our Airspace Feasibility Studies product easily adapts to meet your needs—regardless of size and scope. Use it to examine the complex effects and benefits of full airspace/airport operational optimization, or narrow its focus to assess one or more IFR/VFR design procedures, or even a single airport runway.

At Your Service:

  • Give us your data and we’ll create a solution-oriented and independent answer to your requested airspace challenge
  • Our feasibility runway study includes a preliminary procedure design to provide potential landing weather minimums (DA/MDA)
  • Our studies include possible environmental, airspace, and airport constraints that might affect safety or operational elements
  • Out study/report includes our recommendations, feasibility assessment, and the next steps

 

Use our Airspace Infrastruture services to implement a complete airspace design, efficiently bringing together multiple airports into one larger area of control.

Features:

  • Application of VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME)
  • Navigational aid sitting, naming of waypoints, coordinating enroute airways across host nation boundaries
  • Flight inspection packages
  • Air traffic controller training

Our Products/Services:

  • Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs)
  • Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs)
  • Airway segments with associated fixes, waypoints, and necessary obstacle reviews
  • Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) and Minimum Safe Altitude (MSA) charts
  • Arrival and departure corridors for a radar environment to meet air traffic standards

 

Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR)

  • Increase aircraft positioning accuracy from enroute to terminal airspace with our Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR)

Satellite Benefits:

  • Receive the combined benefits of satellite navigation and onboard databases.

Navigational Advances:

  • Use a common, predetermined method for an aircraft departing the enroute airspace structure and navigating to a destination for landing
  • Simplify clearance delivery procedures in congested or complex airspace
  • Smoother transition support from the enroute airspace structure to an outer fix, an instrument approach fix, or arrival waypoint in the terminal airspace area

Features:

  • Continuous Descent Approaches (CDAs), an advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) tool used to support ATC operations in limited complex terminal airspace area
  • Uses a 4-Dimensional trajectory-based arrival system with significant benefits for fuel savings (operational costs)
  • Provides “Solutions From The Sky Down” CDA concepts, as a subset of standard arrivals
  • Supports inbound priority sequencing with features of collaborative airline-ATC arrival handing for multiple aircraft congested airspace

Standard Instrument Departures (SID)

  • Facilitate the navigation of aircraft from the terminal airspace to the enroute airspace phase of flight using our worldwide Standard Instrument Departures (SID).

Features:

  • Guides aircraft on a more precise ground track to assist with noise abatement using satellite navigation concepts
  • Your aircraft can fly the SID just like a Global Positioning System (GPS) procedure
  • Helps reduce aircraft drift, which occurs often with conventional Standard Instrument Departures
  • Assists Air Traffic Control facilities in meeting capacity and control requirements

Facilitate Traffic Flow:

  • Increase capacity of terminal airspace
  • Effectively control the flow of traffic with minimal communication
  • Reduce environmental impact through noise abatement procedures
  • Meet International Civil Aviation Organization regulations with our unique ability to provide Engine-Out Departure Procedures
  • Bring an aircraft out of harm’s way at the most critical phase of aircraft flight using our degraded aircraft performance limitations that are applied to departure procedure (SID)

 

Our charts for Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) and Minimum Safe Altitude (MSA) accurately project required obstacle clearances for Air Traffic Controller (ATC) staff during radar vectoring and aircraft emergencies.

Features:

  • We combine significant global terrain and obstacle data with customer-supplied validation
  • Charts undergo the highest quality review
  • You receive both a hard copy and electronic databases of the chart source data

 

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