precision approach


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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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Alternatively, with a precision approach, the insurer could look to improve accuracy, delivery, and decision-making across the entire process.
An ILS system supports a precision approach to just one runway end--by definition a precision approach gives lateral (side to side) and vertical (up and down) guidance.
Under the terms of the agreement, Carmanah will have the exclusive world-wide marketing license for a portfolio of Laser Guidance aviation navigation aids including versions of Precision Approach Path Indicators ("PAPIs"), Helicopter Approach Path Indicators ("HAPIs") and Medium Intensity Approach Light System with Runway Alignment Indicator Light ("MALSR").
A growing number of airports see GBAS as the future of precision approach," said Stefan Naerlich, Head of Navigation Services at Germany's air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH.
The FAA is currently validating the requirements for a GBAS to support Category II and Category III precision approach operations which would guide an aircraft to the surface of the runway.
In fact, I already knew that precision instrument approaches have to be aligned with the runway heading, and if they can't meet terrain clearance criteria then they just don't build a precision approach there.
The plant would need to install landing and navigational aides, such as precision approach landing lights that shuttle pilots use to gauge their glides onto the runway, NASA spokesman Ed Campion said.
The SmartPath Precision Landing System supports precision approach and landings by augmenting Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite data and transmitting digital guidance data to aircraft systems.
Potential benefits include allowing more precision approach and departure paths at airports.
When that antenna was taken out, we lost precision approach for Runway 33 Left," said 1Lt.

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