The objective of the workshop is to discuss operational experiences and best practices in ensuring safety of vertical navigation during final approach (using barometric altitude and alternatives). This will include examining case studies of use of incorrect barometric altitude in approach.
The EUROCONTROL Network Manager navigation and operational safety teams in collaboration with relevant aviation industry entities are jointly organising a workshop on how to maintain or improve the safety level of PBN based final approach operations with (barometric) vertical guidance.
Performance Based Operation (PBN) was introduced in the approach phase of flight for safety reasons in order to reduce controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
RNP approach is the most common PBN approach and mandated by the Performance-Based Navigation Implementing Regulations (PBN IR). RNP approaches are enabled by the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) but come in two major technical variants. Vertical guidance is either supplied using additional barometric inputs or using geometric guidance available through SBAS (Space Based Augmentation System).
Most modern aircraft have vertical navigation capability using barometric inputs. This means that a large part of the commercial air transport fleet is equipped. Such avionics can provide both lateral and vertical guidance and provide better access and lower minima to runways. However, barometric vertical guidance is dependent on a correct setting of local barometric pressure.
What to expect
|09:00 - 09:10||Welcome Speech||Iacopo Prissinotti, Director NM|
|09:10 - 09:30||Intro - RNP approach operations & fleet equipage||EUROCONTROL / ESSP|
|09:30 - 10:00||Safety incidents with RNP APCH using Baro-VNAV||Thierry Rozec, Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA)|
|10:00 - 10:30||From safety risk assessment to safety actions, NSA & ANSP View||Muriel Broussy, DSNA / Yoni Malka, DSAC|
|10:30 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 11:30||Pilots Perspective||Henrik Ekstrand, Novair / Marco van Roon, Transavia|
|11:30 - 12:00||Pilots Perspective||Moritz Buerger, European Cockpit Association (ECA)|
|12:00 - 12:30||ANSP View & ATC Tools||Roman Kienast, Austro Control|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 14:00||ANSP View & ATC Tools||Bart Banning, LVNL|
|14:00 – 14:30||ANSP View & ATC Tools||Adam Exley, NATS|
|14:30 - 15:00||Manufacturer View||Dirk De Winter / Julien Bernage, Airbus|
|15:00 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 16:00||Manufacturer View||Mark Brown / David Zeitouni, Boeing|
|16:00 - 16:30||EASA View||Raúl Sanchez, EASA|
|16:30 - 17:00||Wrap-up & Conclusions|
Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding on the operational safety perspective of barometric vertical based PBN operations with views from aircraft/avionics manufacturers, operators (pilots), ANSP (air traffic controllers) and other organisations.
The workshop and its contents are designed for navigation experts, operational safety experts, ATM and flight operations procedures designers, avionics & airframe manufacturers, pilots (and their associations), ANSPs including air traffic controllers and regulators. If you fall in any of these groups or are interested in learning more about safety of vertical navigation during final approach, please register via the form below.
Only registered attendees will be granted access to the event.