Effective airspace design is a critical component to maximizing the capacity and efficiency of an airport. Air traffic is on the increase worldwide and to remain competitive, airports must provide the best possible environment for their customers. In addition to optimizing the design of airspace, airport planners must implement advanced instrument approach procedures to keep delays to a minimum. Airports with unique terrain or overlapping protected airspace problems will also benefit from the implementation of advanced navigation approach procedures.
Noise mitigation has become a primary issue when any expansion or new traffic initiatives are proposed. Utilizing advanced approach procedures, which include curved and segmented approaches, aircraft tracks can be planned to remain clear of noise sensitive areas.
Published by Strategic Aviation Consultants & Advisors, Ltd.