Can you share some of the other benefits of having LPV?
Because landing using an LPV approach can be completed independently from ground-based landing aids, there is improved schedule reliability. This can be especially beneficial when landing at remote destinations, at night, or during severe weather.
Also, accessibility of non-ILS CAT I equipped runways will be increased. With LPV, operators can easily land on runways that were previously unavailable because these runways didn’t have ILS CAT I. This opens the door to potential new routes to more remote destinations that operators can add to their network.
Let’s not forget about customer satisfaction. When more people start traveling again, they will continue to fly with airlines that can bring them to their destination safely and on time. LPV adds another level of reliability for operations, giving a competitive edge in the usually crowded airspace.
Where does Fokker Services come in?
At Fokker Services, we have developed an SBAS Landing System (SLS) for operators to conduct approach operations down to LPV minima using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) augmented by the SBAS. This is a completely integrated SBAS-capable LPV solution that requires no changes to the aircraft’s existing avionics architecture. We leverage our OEM knowledge to develop quality STCs at a competitive price for our global customers.
Due to the ILS CAT I look-a-like concept, limited pilot training is needed and there is no impact on the operational procedures. We can incorporate the modification through various installation steps during scheduled downtime, and issue an Engineering Bulletin with all the steps included. After sales support is provided, and we can be available 24/7 to provide further assistance. Our solution is available for Boeing 737 NG and 757 aircraft, and we are now exploring options for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 747.
The time is right to get prepared and ensure your aircraft is ready to respond to upcoming mandates in Europe. No matter where operators are based: secure your approach with LPV.