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  • NEWS | AgustaWestland AW189 in AgustaWestland Italy

    AW189 Completed GBAS Approaches

    The AW189 successfully tested Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) approaches at Zurich Airport, Switzerland


    AW189 Completed GBAS Approaches

    Helis, January 31, 2020 - Leonardo AW189 helicopter successfully completed Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) trials last November.

    The P5 prototype flew successfully four GBAS Landing System (GLS) approaches on runway RW14 of Zurich airport, Switzerland.

    This is a key milestone towards the GBAS approach capability for the new generation Leonardo AW169 and AW189 helicopters .

    Current satellite navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS) were not designed to meet the real-time capability required by the civil aviation navigation safety needs. To overcome the above limitation, several Augmentation Systems have been put in place.

    Using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) information, GBAS stations improves the navigation system's performances and is intended primarily to support precision approach operations. The corrections enable the aircraft to determine its position relative to the approach path more accurately.

    The GBAS Signal in Space is defined to be only the data broadcast from the ground to the aircraft and includes pseudo-range corrections, integrity parameters and various locally relevant data such as Final Approach Segment (FAS) data.

    Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS)

    GBAS approach

    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    AgustaWestland AW189 I-PTFF     ( AgustaWestland Italy )

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