Friday, September 16, 2011

DEMETER users, check this out

For all Flight Procedure Design organisations using the DEMETER software to assess DME/DME update areas and coverage, please note that Eurocontrol holds a training session on October 11, 10.00 to 17.00 in conference room Sirius at the Eurocontrol headquarters in Brussels. I reckon this is open to ECAC Member States and free of charge for them (no guarantee though).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Important Info for Flight Procedure Designers

For those who work with the doc. 9905 RNP AR manual, please be aware that a corrigendum was published in April. That corrigendum addressed a few issues in the diagrams as well as typos in the text.
Those who have access to the ICAO Net will find the full document with included corrigendum there.

Furthermore there is an update to the PBN Manual coming out soon (soon in ICAO terms, okay?). There will be new Navigation Specifications:
Advanced RNP
RNP 0.3

The idea of the advanced RNP is to leave the RNP value open and specify that in the procedure. Advanced RNP will amongst other require the RF functionality.
RNP 0.3 will be for Helicopters and can also be used for the enroute phase for helicopters. That is today's status, I'll keep you posted if there are any news.