Modern flight management systems have the ability to fly a repeatable curved trajectory, known as radius-to-fix (RF), which some airports are adding to their arrival and departure procedures. SESAR has worked on the introduction of these turns by supporting the design of new procedures that connect the route structure to the final approach path. Final approach guidance may be provided by existing ILS, but for GBAS-equipped airports they may also be provided by new ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) landing systems (GLS), using constellations such as Galileo.
SJU references: #09/Release 5
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Increased runway throughput (GBAS)
- Enhanced safety