An aeronautical study involves analysing various aspects around an airport to determine safe operations for instrument flights. To achieve these safe operations, ICAO has established Doc 8168 Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS).
The objectives of ICAO PANS-OPS (Doc 8168) are to describe the essential areas and obstacle clearance requirements for the achievement of safe, regular instrument flight operations. With this document it is possible to either design instrumental flight procedures that ensure safe operations or determine if an obstacle is allowed to infringe an
ICAO Annex 14 obstacle limitation surface and still ensure safe operations. Our staff is trained in PANS-OPS Flight Procedure Design and can perform such aeronautical studies for your airport and surroundings. Along the years, we have gained extensive experience.
Our expertise involves: relevant international regulations, technical fundaments, general flight procedure design principals and criteria, design and characteristics of departure (OIS, MOC, PDG) and approach procedures (ILS, NPA, RNAV), calculation of Obstacle Clearance Altitude and Height (OCA/H) and airspace design principles.