A unique and valuable resource
The Procedure Design Group at NATS specialises in the design and review of instrument procedures for customers around the world.
Instrument procedures can be roughly divided into Standard Instrument Departures, Standard Instrument Arrivals and Instrument Approach Procedures. They can also be either conventional or Area Navigation (RNAV) based. Conventional procedures use navigation aids such as VOR, DME, NDB, and ILS, whilst Area Navigation procedures generally use GPS.
Procedures are designed to specific criteria, which ensure aircraft maintain a minimum clearance over obstacles. They must also meet air traffic control separation requirements and take into account the physical and operational restrictions of the aircraft involved.
The Procedure Design Group is a large team of specialists and includes an aeronautical cartographer and an aeronautical data manager. This experienced group offers a significant resource for our customers.
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