November 21, 2013
SESAR Tests ILS-for-GBAS Swap in Europe
Woodrow Bellamy III
Successful flight tests of Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) landing approaches at Frankfurt and Toulouse-Blagnac Airports represents the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) program's goal of replacing legacy Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches with satellite based approaches at airports throughout Europe. A computer generated rendering of an airplane runway approach using Honeywell's Smartpath system. Photo, courtesy of Honeywell. In September, SESAR...