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precision approach

An approach in which range, azimuth, and glide-slope information are provided to the pilot. This information may be provided by a pilot-interpreted aid, such as ILS (instrument landing system), or given by a ground controller, as in a GCA (ground-controlled approach).
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Navy and Marine Corps air traffic controllers now provide talk-down services at 31 air stations using the AN/FPN-63 precision approach radar (PAR); carriers use the AN/ SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system for mode III approaches; and LHDs or LHAs use the AN/SPN-35 PAR.
A precision approach, focused on improving the quality of the process, would widen the scope of evaluation beyond speed, to include everything that might improve the accuracy of decisions and maximize the leveraging of human expertise.
Since then, ether solutions--such as the microwave landing system--have been developed, and augmented GPS satellite navigation shows promise for the future, but today ILS remains the standard at 99% of precision approach runways worldwide.
25 million in new equipment for Eugene includes an approach lighting system, precision approach indicators and runway end identifier lights for the new runway now under construction at the Eugene Airport.
The system includes provisions to incorporate emerging joint precision approach and landing system (JPALS) and GPS modernization requirements.
Alaska Airlines recently operated the first passenger flight to make a precision approach at San Francisco International Airport using a Required Navigational Performance satellite-based navigation system.
It consists of an airport surveillance radar able to identify aircraft at ranges of up to 60 nm using primary radar and 200 nm with secondary radar, as well as of a precision approach radar (Par) which provides azimuth and elevation information from 20 nm to touchdown.
The Van Nuys-based unit will make Mobile Approach Control System Precision Approach Radars for the U.
When that antenna was taken out, we lost precision approach for Runway 33 Left," said 1Lt.
The study evaluates the following interoperability areas: en route navigation, precision approach, non-precision approach, air-ground communications, avionics, and approach lighting.
Prequalification are invited for Selection of a supplier of an integrated radio-technical aerodrome meteorological station during the construction of the construction of a second artificial runway with auxiliary facilities for the design type of the A-380 aircraft with equipment for its precision approach system for the third category landing at the National Airport Minsk
SmartPath is the world's only certified ground-based augmentation system, a technology that augments signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) to make them suitable for precision approach and landing.

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