50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Ensuring the highest level of flight safety on every approach

Download: Printable PDF Date: 19 Oct 2021 08:36 (UTC) category:
Publisher:
Ensuring the highest level of flight safety on every approach - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Colombia Aircraft: Airplanes

ATR initiated a project to convert a Columbian airport to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), as part of its continuous drive to boost flight safety in every region served.

ATR is a vocal and active member of regional safety groups around the world. One of these is the pan-American Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG-PA). And when we tabled a project to shift Colombia’s Guapi Airport from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) last year, it received the full backing of all members.

Secured approach and landing

Located on the Pacific coast, Guapi is only accessible by aircraft or boat and is served by Satena airlines, which currently operates four 42-500s and three 42-600s. The introduction of IFR will improve the consistency of flight approaches and allow the flight crew to take benefit of the on-board technology to maximise safety margins.

Pushing IFR globally

After helping the Colombian authorities to design the approach for Guapi, ATR provided access to our Full Flight Simulator in Miami plus the expertise of training captain Jamie Starr to validate the procedure. We have now started analysing the new approach data to compare with previous operations and can clearly see the safety benefits of the optimisation.

ATR will continue to promote satellite based navigation solutions to optimise approaches and we hope this project will kick-start similar activities across Colombia.

 



Loading comments for Ensuring the highest level of flight safety on every approach...


Recommended

DC Aviation is the new sponsor of DTM Team, SSR Performance

DC Aviation is new sponsor of the Munich DTM team, SSR Performance. During the 2022 DTM season, the DC Aviation logo will adorn the green and black Porsche 911 GT3 R of racecar driver Dennis Olse...

Thompson launches next generation VantageXL

Following the huge continuing success of the VantageXL platform, Thompson Aero Seating launches a new and enhanced 2022 design VantageXL. With impressive personal living space, a fully flat horiz...

Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production following rapid market success

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has committed to continuing production of the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition after selling out almost the entire initial production run faster than expected. The d...

AURA AERO and AELIS join forces to act on the decarbonization of aviation

Both convinced of the climate emergency and the need to act, AURA AERO and AELIS announce their long-term collaboration on ERA, AURA AERO’s hybrid-electric regional aircraft. AELIS will pro...

The drones news