August 21, 2014
First LPV procedures published in UK!
Today 2 airports in the southern part of UK – Exeter and Bristol – have published EGNOS-based approach procedures (LPV procedures) than can be used from now on for landing operations.
LPV procedures are already in use in more than 114 airports in Europe: these type of procedures provide a cost effective alternative equivalent to ILS CAT I, offering similar performance yet without the need for infrastructure installation and maintenance. It is a very valuable navigation aid mainly to small and medium-size airports, increasing safety and accessibility to those aerodromes.
Exeter and Bristol are pioneer airports in the UK using EGNOS- based approach procedures!.