Download
ifr criteria and your airport goals n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
IFR Criteria and Your Airport Goals: PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
IFR Criteria and Your Airport Goals:

IFR Criteria and Your Airport Goals:

252 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

IFR Criteria and Your Airport Goals:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. IFR Criteria and Your AirportGoals: Quick review of criteria changes. Airport Manager’s role in gaining the best IFR minimums. Survey and data requirements.

  2. FAA Contacts • IFR procedures: Boston Flight Procedures Office/Sue Crumb (781) 238-7220 • Airport Design Criteria: Airport Division/ (781) 238-7600 • Operational Safety/Criteria: Flight Standards/Gerry Holtorf (781) 238-7215

  3. Why All the Change? • International concern over Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT). • Vertical guidance key to fewer accidents. • Resulted in the FAA changing instrument procedure criteria (TERPS). • TERPS Change 17 (1998) and 18 (1999). • TERPS and airport Advisory Circular 150/5300-13 now better aligned. • A visual area assessment is required.

  4. Visual Area Assessment for IFR Procedures • Flight Standards 10/07/03 policy letter. • Apply “paragraph 251”: • For all new approach procedures • For existing, when amended or reviewed

  5. What if VAAR is penetrated? • Flight Procedures will notify airport manager. • From date of notification, 3 years to address: • Reduce height/ “clear” obstructions, or • Mark/light obstruction(s).

  6. If clearing or lighting can’t be done? • 20:1 penetrations may be mitigated by: • A vertical glide slope indicator (VGSI). • Sited at or above 3.0 degrees. • VGSI obstacle surface must be clear. • Note on approach plate requiring VGSI for night.

  7. What will these changes mean to my airport? • NEW APPROACH: airport design standards are integral to gaining a new approach. Advisory Circular 150/5300-13 is now better aligned with TERPS. • EXISTING IFR APPROACH: Obstruction penetrations of these visual assessment surfaces may cause a change to straight-in or night circling minimums.

  8. If this three years catches up to you… • FAA will take steps to not authorize night minimums to the affected runways. • UNLESS: • Acceptable corrective action is in progress, and • Airport submits a request for extension.

  9. Airport Manager’s Role • Initiate an Aeronautical Study • 1. Airport sponsor initiates the request. • 2. Master Plan or Airport Layout Plan (ALP) considerations. • 3. Requirements identified for data, survey, environmental, etc. • 4. Determine funding and plan of action. • FAA completes the Aeronautical Study.

  10. Survey: Level of obstruction survey depends upon level of approach minimums desired. Data: accurate runway ends, navigation/ visual aid site info & up to date ALP and 5010. Communication: with the Flight Procedures Office and Airports Division. NOTE: Lead times for procedures can exceed ONE YEAR! Remember:

  11. Surveys*In accordance with FAA Specification 405 Requirements provided in Appendix 16 of AC 5300-13*No survey = day/visibility equal to or >1sm*Part 77 “Level C or D”= Non-precision

  12. Helpful Web SitesFlight Standards-http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/afs400(TERPS under AFS-420)Flight Procedures-http://www.avn.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=indexSurvey info- http://www.noaa.gov(Spec 405 and more)

  13. How do I know what applies? • Check AC 150/5300-13 Appendix 16. • Provides a matrix of minimums vs. airport requirements. • Generally in concert with TERPS. • Are the runway OFZ and safety area correct for largest design group aircraft? • TERPS minimums now effected by OFZ, hold lines, etc.

  14. Circling Approaches • Require visual assessment for night approach minimums. • Smaller area than for straight-in nonprecision approaches.

  15. Straight-in Approaches • Require visual assessment for day and night approach minimums. • Generally larger than circling area. • Slope varies depending upon visibility.

  16. SUMMARY New Procedures: • Process generally starts with the Airports Division • ALP revision • Contact your ANE-600 planning person • Request the procedure through the FPO/Sue Crumb -Sue Crumb: (781) 238-7220 • Plan to work with FAA team through an iterative aeronautical study process.

  17. Summary Cont. Existing Procedure Assessments: • Don’t wait for FAA to come knocking… • Plan ahead. • Get the evaluation process started. • Request an Aeronautical study if required. • We want to protect the maximum utility of your instrument approaches.

  18. OK! What’s the bottom line? • FAA will work together with you and your staff and/or consultants during the Aeronautical Study. • Evaluate Part 77 penetrations. • Study of applicable Airport Design AC & TERPS surfaces. • Good Part 77 survey supports most of the approach analysis (some exceptions). • Examine lowest minimums possible. • FAA determination includes Part 77 obstruction lighting if clearing not practical.