|NATS has redesigned navigation procedures in Sweden. Photo: NATS
[Avionics Today 03-20-2015] NATS has delivered Sweden’s first commercial Performance Based Navigation Approach Procedures, with Barometric Vertical Navigation (PBN APV Baro VNAV) under contract with the state-owned Swedavia, which operates 10 airports across the country.
The procedures, designed by NATS, are for Swedavia’s three largest airports: Stockholm Arlanda, Stockholm Bromma and Gothenburg Landvetter, as well as two of its regional airports: Åre Östersund, the main Swedish airport for access to skiing, and Kiruna, which is looking to become the European spaceport for Virgin Galactic.
“Swedavia [now] has a clear path toward new satellite-based procedures at all our airports, replacing older conventional systems in favor of modern ones,” said Fredrik Follin, senior Air Traffic Management (ATM) expert at Swedavia.