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FLIGHT VALIDATION

 
 

Flight Validation of fixed wing procedures:

Flight Precision Ltd specialises in the provision of Flight evaluation and validation services of all types of instrument flight procedures RNAV and RNP including LNAV/VNAV, LP and LPV based on GNSS with SBAS/WAAS, GBAS or DME/DME. Our service is delivered in accordance with ICAO Document 9906 Quality Assurance Manual for Flight Procedure Design, Vol 5 – Validation of Instrument Flight Procedures.

We provide all the elements required for successful validation of new, revised approach or procedure publication :

  • Fully qualified and authorised Flight validation pilots

  • Modern and complex aircraft Beechcraft B350i fits the most demanding requirements

  • Onboard Aerodata AD-AFIS Automatic Flight Inspection System for recording all the parameters required for final evaluation

  • 3D evaluation of simulation on pre-flight and final flight tracks on post-flight stages

  • Cover all possible aspects of Flight Validation.

  • Final report includes all technical details, parameters recorded on board and an operational assessment to declare that IFP is usable

  • In the case of full service, it's possible to eliminate all errors that could be occurred along the whole process

  • Comprehensive service from start to finish, minimizing error propagation from the design stage moving forwards

Flight Precision Ltd works with several independent Flight Procedure Design companies to provide our customers with comprehensive services that will cover, not only the Flight Validation, but the entire cycle including Flight Procedure Design, Simulation, Independent review, Pre-production database development, and Flight Validation.

Flight procedure design refers to the planning, execution and ongoing maintenance of air traffic routes, procedures and approaches used by aerodrome and aircraft operators. Operational charts are published in electronic and hard copy format, as well as coded procedures that are loaded into an aircraft flight management system (FMS). These are used to facilitate safe and efficient air traffic operations, whilst meeting a wide variety of specifications such as obstacle clearance, differing aircraft performance considerations, ATC flow management, airspace capacity, air traffic control separation requirements and environmental concerns amongst others.

The creation, modernization and continual revision of procedures is a complex and strictly regulated process which is aimed to ensure the integrity of safety-critical aeronautical information. It is related to SIDs & STARs, ATS Routes (en-route phase of flight), holding patterns, airspace structure and ATC sectorisation in both terminal and en-route airspace, conventional instrument approach procedures (e.g. ILS, LOC, VOR), performance-based navigation (PBN) instrument approach procedures (e.g. RNP APCH with LNAV, LNAV/VNAV or LPV Minima).

Key features and advantages:

  • Design of flight procedures according to ICAO PANS-OPS (Doc 8168), ICAO Doc 4444 (PANS-ATM), ICAO Doc 9613 and ICAO Doc 9905

  • Certified Flight Procedure Design experts

  • Fast Time Simulation for all possible scenarios review and full range of reports

  • Obstacle assessment in accordance with ICAO Doc 9906 Vol. 5, Appendix A and Annex 14, Ch 4.

  • Error detection and avoidance in criteria and documentation

  • Independent review upon completion per regulatory requirement

  • Comprehensive design process to minimize the amount of flight validation hours

  • Minimized human factor (ICAO Doc 9906 Vol. 5, Appendix B)

  • Reduced the possibility of human factor errors along the whole process of procedure design, simulation and validation

  • High level of data quality and integrity

  • ARINC-424 and FMS coded database validation

  • Assessment of the airport ATM workload with potential improvement towards overall airport performance

 

Through airspace modernisation the following can be achieved:

  • Aerodrome infrastructure including layout review of navigational facilities, approach schemes

  • Improvement in ATC flow management, leading to an increased number of aircraft operations per day

  • Enhancement in Air Traffic Services and reduced ATC delays

  • Improvement in safety and obstacle assessment

  • Reduction in-flight crew and ATC workload

  • Improvement in aircraft operators’ cost efficiency at all stages and reduction on the environmental impact

  • Detection of potential abnormal situations and contingency planning for emergencies