Flight Procedure Design
The Flight Procedure Design Section has the infrastructure, equipment and expertise to design and verify Flight Procedures and Airspace Development. The Flight Procedure section aims to add value to the operations of clients by designing safe and efficient instrument and non-instrument procedures that will allow optimization of operation capabilities. This service is conducted in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARP’s) as complemented by ISO9001:2000 Quality Standards. ISO 9001:2000 Certification was achieved in 1998, and is maintained.
The department has a complement of 5 procedure designers, 2 of which who were mentored by National Air Traffic Service (NATS) in the UK and 3 are currently undergoing training. They are qualified and utilize various specialized procedure design software tools to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
Various flight and technical tolerances, as defined by ICAO, are applied to designs in order to ensure safety and to promote efficiency. The final chart product is in compliance with ICAO charting SARP’s and client requirements.
The following specific services are provided:
1. Non-precision Instrument Approach Procedures design or verification, including Global Navigation Satellite System procedure (e.g. VOR/DME, NDB, Localizer and GNSS)
2. Precision Instrument Approach Procedure design or verification (e.g. ILS)
3. Approaches with Vertical Guidance (e.g. SBAS/BAROVNAV)
4. Standard Arrival Route (STAR) and Standard Instrument Departure (SID) Procedure design or verification
5. Air Route (including RNAV) and Airspace design or verification
6. ICAO Annex 14 Obstacle Evaluations
7. Obstacle and building restrictions on and in the vicinity of airport
8. Aviation consulting relating to procedure and airspace design
1. Namibia CAA
2. Cabo Verde Air Navigation Service Provider (ASA)
3. Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA)
4. Richards Bay Municipality
5. Angola (ENANA)
6. SA Express Airlines
7. South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)
10. Lanseria Airport Management
12. United Nations