TACAN network in Europe

The necessary assessment
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The assessment of the TACAN network in Europe is crucial to sustain the use of such infrastructure for State aircraft operations in a General Air Traffic (GAT) context.

The approach taken assesses the performance of the TACAN infrastructure in Europe to support conventional navigation as well as area navigation in order to understand the robustness of the network.

The assessment lies on two scenarios:

  • Scenario A: Performing simulations of the coverage of the TACAN network as per data published in the Spectrum and Frequency Information Resource (SAFIRE) Table COM 3
  • Scenario B: Performing simulations as per the TACAN systems published in civil Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs)


TACAN network in Europe: The necessary assessment