Validation projects

Enhanced terminal operations with automatic Required Navigation Performance (RNP) transition to Instrument Landing System/GBAS Landing System

Release: 2015

Reference: -

Location: Toulouse


This solution refers to the use of advanced curved RNP procedures for final approach using ILS and GLS transitions. The solution is expected to improve airport access in terrain or airspace-constrained environments and to reduce environmental impact.

Description of the exercises

Flight trials taking place in Toulouse and Milan-Malpensa will validate a new arrival procedure based on the use of different glide path angles for two arriving aircraft aiming at different touchdown zones on the runway to reduce the risk of wake encounter. Specifically, the exercises will confirm the operational feasibility of the procedure, including its impact on the situational awareness of controllers and pilots.

Expected benefits

  • Increased predictability
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Enhanced capacity in Terminal Manoeuvring Areas
  • Increased cost effectiveness
  • Enhanced safety