Do you need
What we have
  • Substantiation of your decision to perform a Ground validation or Flight validation of your RNAV or RNP APCH?
  • A ‘desktop’ evaluation of the operational suitability of a proposed RNAV approach (during the design process) or a pre-flight validation?
  • Flight validation (in-flight) of a Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedure?
  • More understanding of the validation process of PBN procedures?
  • Capabilities to assess new requirements on Flight Procedures?
  • Knowledge and capability to perform the Validation (Ground- and Flight-) of a PBN Flight Procedure
  • Capability to provide tailor-made support during the design or validation phase of the Flight Procedure
  • Knowledge of the applicable validation standards ICAO Doc 9906 Volume 5 / 6
  • Pilots who are qualified and licensed Flight Validation Pilots (ANI certificate)
  • Flight Procedure designer(s) to review the design package
  • Ability to perform validations for all types of RNAV approach: RNAV using conventional or GNSS sensors, LPV, LPV-200, LNAV/VNAV or LNAV approaches, APV BaroNAV or SBAS vertical path references, SBAS (EGNOS) or GBAS augmentation, and RNAV(RNP) AR procedures
  • A Cessna Citation II (C550) research aircraft, equipped with a Universal 1FW FMS to perform in-flight validations and equipment to measure signal quality
  • Capabilities to evaluate New Routes, or (SID, STAR, Enroute) Route Segments for ANSPs
  • Experience with ICAO PANS-OPS criteria and compliance aspects (ICAO Doc 8168-OPS/611, Procedures for Air Navigation Services-Aircraft Operations)
  • An experienced team of pilots, flight inspectors and planners
  • Capabilities to perform both Flight Test and Flight Simulation Validations
  • Experience with efficient data gathering, data-analysis and data reporting
  • Quality assurance and quality control processes executed under ISO 9001

NLR has performed PBN Flight Procedure design, safety studies and/or validations for the following airports:

  • Teuge [EHTE], RNAV-LPV; design and safety case
  • Groningen [EHGG], RNAV-LPV; design and safety case. Separate RNAV-LPV test flight performed
  • Twente [EHTW], VFR arrivals with prescribed tracks; validation flight
  • Schiphol Amsterdam [EHAM], RNAV-LPV; pre-validation flight
  • Maastricht [EHBK], RNAV-LPV; pre-validation flight
  • Switzerland-Bern; Insel helicopter RNAV 084 procedure; safety case.

Related Issues

  • Flight Checking
  • Flight Procedure validation
  • Flyability check
  • ICAO Doc 9906
  • Instrument Flight Procedure Validation (IFPV)
  • NAV database validation
  • RNP APCH validation