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Discover LPV: The future of aircraft approaches

Unleash the potential of an LPV approach with Fokker Services Group and avoid being sent to a holding pattern or even diverted unnecessarily. Learn more.

LPV: The new approach standard within the EU

To enhance air safety, the European aviation regulator, EASA, has outlined a roadmap for the adoption of LPV, the most advanced aircraft approach technology available. By January 1, 2024, every airport within the EU is required to implement LPV on at least one runway end. By 2030, LPV will become the standard, replacing ILS Cat I. Consequently, between 2024 and 2030, many airports will opt to decommission their expensive-to-maintain ILS Cat I systems and replace them with LPV.

So, unless your aircraft is equipped with LPV, your chances of safely landing at multiple European airports may soon be compromised. Discover the European mandates checking the infographic below

EGNOS: European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service is “Europe’s regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), such as GPS and Galileo. It has been deployed to provide safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime, and land-based users over most of Europe” (European Union Agency for the Space Programme).

Learn the fundamentals of LPV

LPV stands for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance. As a satellite-based solution, it offers pilots more precise approach information than ILS Cat I minima. Plus, it doesn't rely on airport-based landing aids, making it incredibly convenient for airports to use.

The time to future-proof your aircraft is now. Watch the video below and get the ABCs of LPV.

An LPV approach explained

An LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approach is by definition a precision navigation procedure used in aviation to guide aircraft during their final descent and landing. LPV approaches are a cost-effective alternative to traditional ILS (Instrument Landing System) approaches, providing similar accuracy and safety. LPV approaches use SBAS technology to provide both lateral and vertical guidance, allowing for precise alignment with the runway. They are essential for airports without full ILS installations, increasing accessibility to a wider range of destinations. LPV approaches enhance operational efficiency and reduce weather-related disruptions, making them a valuable tool for airlines and pilots.

3 key benefits of LVP

  • Save up to 5 mins on each flight*: as LPV enhanced accuracy allows aircraft to fly point-to-point, saving precious flight time. Passengers and crew alike adore punctuality!
  • Avoid the risk of your aircraft being sent to a holding pattern or worse, diverted: imagine you’re coming in for landing and adverse weather conditions lead to an unstable approach. You might find yourself spending more time in holding patterns, waiting for available Cat II and III runways, or even facing diversions, as many local and regional airports lack these sophisticated systems.
  • Reduce fuel consumption and fly sustainably: Operational efficiencies result in lower fuel consumption, reducing CO2 emissions and boosting revenue.

Our unique LPV solution

So, where should you begin? Ensure you secure a slot to get your aircraft upgraded with LPV as soon as possible to maximize your chances of landing virtually anywhere. Fokker Services Group offers a dependable LPV solution with the following advantages:

  • Installation without any changes to the existing aircraft's avionics structure.
  • Minimal retraining requirements for flight crews.
  • The most competitive pricing in the market.

Furthermore, our LPV solution holds EASA and FAA STC certifications and is endorsed by IAMA (the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance).

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Why Fokker Services Group?

With a century-long track record in aircraft engineering and our unparalleled design organization certifications, our people, technology, and processes are simply stellar. When you think of reliability, breadth of knowledge, and speed, you think of Fokker Services Group. Get in contact with us to design your LPV adoption roadmap on any aircraft type and receive bespoke advice from our expert engineers.

*On average. Based on own estimations. Might differ from reality and specific flight information.