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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by tansg » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:16 am

Ari-wan wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 pm
The G1000/Cirrus Perspective with the latest software load (.34, IIRC) can fly RF RNP approaches. I've flown the RNP25 FALA in VMC (with the appropriate training, CAA sign-offs, etc. etc. etc.) and it behaves as you would expect.
Good to know. The A320 had software issues when the approach was flight tested but the A330 & B738 worked perfectly. Andrew did Airbus
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by Andrew Smit » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 am

Hi Gary. Yes we did. I can’t remeber exactly, but I think we changed an ‘at or above’ to an ‘at’ Alt Constraint. It was something simple like that. We had to do the same for the RNP-AR approaches into JFK 13L/R. It was just the way the software behaved. That is why a flight and sim check are so important.
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by tansg » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:23 am

Andrew Smit wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 am
Hi Gary. Yes we did. I can’t remeber exactly, but I think we changed an ‘at or above’ to an ‘at’ Alt Constraint. It was something simple like that. We had to do the same for the RNP-AR approaches into JFK 13L/R. It was just the way the software behaved. That is why a flight and sim check are so important.
Excellent! Was a world first for all involved and possibly the last hurrah of that period rapid change and development of equipment, procedures and operations we went through at that time in South Africa. Pretty sure the economic climate and other factors have effectively killed this sort of innovation and foresight for the foreseeable future. I think you and Gerrit are the only people still in SA who were involved in the project. Sad
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by Hop Harrigan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm

To come back to the possibility of an RNAV (GNSS) approach to Rwy 25 at FALA...if the area is space-constrained, would it not be possible to have a GNSS approach that is approachable only from the West, thus eliminating aircraft approaching from the East and getting in the way of Waterkloof or Swartkops?
Something like the ‘half’ a GNSS approach at FAGG?
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by Trent772B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm

Hop Harrigan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
To come back to the possibility of an RNAV (GNSS) approach to Rwy 25 at FALA...if the area is space-constrained, would it not be possible to have a GNSS approach that is approachable only from the West, thus eliminating aircraft approaching from the East and getting in the way of Waterkloof or Swartkops?
Something like the ‘half’ a GNSS approach at FAGG?
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The minimum final approach segment length and associated protection areas are probably to large. This would have been the first option. A-RNP is an awesome solution though. Wish we had them in FAOR. Radar vectored ILS’s are for LVP’s and dinosaurs.
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

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Trent772B wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm
Hop Harrigan wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
To come back to the possibility of an RNAV (GNSS) approach to Rwy 25 at FALA...if the area is space-constrained, would it not be possible to have a GNSS approach that is approachable only from the West, thus eliminating aircraft approaching from the East and getting in the way of Waterkloof or Swartkops?
Something like the ‘half’ a GNSS approach at FAGG?
Hop
The minimum final approach segment length and associated protection areas are probably to large. This would have been the first option. A-RNP is an awesome solution though. Wish we had them in FAOR. Radar vectored ILS’s are for LVP’s and dinosaurs.
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Re: FALA A-RNP Rwy25

Unread post by Trent772B » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:52 pm

Are there any other A-RNP approaches in the world? I can’t seem to find any.
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