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  • Russia begins deploying ADS-B network

    News | 21 Dec 2000 17:30 | David Morrow

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Russian authorities have begun deploying a new satellite-based air traffic management infrastructure across the country which will enable aircraft to take advantage of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) technology.</P> <P>It follows last year's Russian Federal Service for Air Transport (FSAT) directive which ordered introduction of ADS-B for operational air traffic control (ATC) by October 2005. Under this directive the Tyumen region of Russia - which covers an area of 1.4 million km<SUP>2</SUP> east of the Ural mountains - around 8.4% of the entire country - and includes around ten flight information regions - will be the first to implement the programme.</P> <P>Following certification by Russia's MAK regulatory body - expected next year - operational use of the Tyumen system is scheduled to start in 2002 with full operations commencing in 2003. The ADS-B network will then be extended to other parts of the country.</P> <P>
  • Lufthansa to use GPS in Russia

    News | 12 Sep 2000 00:00

    <p>Andrew Doyle/SAMARA </p> <p>Lufthansa is making final preparations towards clearing its flight crews to use a global positioning system (GPS)-based landing approach system at Samara International Airport in Russia. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=4664' /></p> <p>The technique has been under trial at Lufthansa's main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich for several months but Samara will be the first location where the system will be used on an operational basis, allowing non-precision Category I approaches to be flown independent of ground aids. GPS-based approach charts will subsequently be issued for other Russian cities served by the German flag-carrier, including Perm, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan. </p> <p>Lufthansa will be one of the first European airlines to implement GPS-based approach procedures, though similar technology is already in widespread use in the USA. </p> <p>The GPS system allows approaches to be flown down to a decision height of 200ft (61m) at airpo
  • Lufthansa initiates GPS approaches in Russia

    News | 23 Jun 2000 17:51 | Tom Zaitsev

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>German carrier Lufthansa has put into operation a GPS-based landing approach system which will be used on its scheduled flights to Samara International Airport, Russia.</P> <P>GPS approaches enable airlines to use on-board navigation avionics alone to fly non-precision approaches into airports which may not be equipped with other forms of navaid. Because they eliminate the need for ground-based equipment, GPS procedures can be implemented relatively quickly and at little cost to the airport.</P> <P>This simplicity theoretically makes GPS approaches ideal for airports in developing countries and remote regions, where traffic levels may not justify the expense of navaids.</P> <P>Yet adoption of GPS procedures has been held up, partly because of the slow development of international ICAO standards. Most GPS approaches have so far been developed for US airports, for which the FAA uses its own national criteria - known as TERPS - to create term