ASAP Aeronautical PANS OPS
ASAP s.r.o. (Aeronautical Services And Procedures) is an established company with a proven record since 1998, ASAP s.r.o. has maintained a reputation for delivery of the highest quality solutions to our clients requirements on time and always within budget. Through the company’s extensive experience in aviation consultancy and our understanding of the industry we work with our clients to ensure that their objectives as well as their „all important“ goals are reached.
The company ASAP s.r.o. is based in Slovakia at the cross roads between the East and the West. Being based in Slovakia has given ASAP s.r.o. the opportunity to provide high quality aeronautical services to the aviation community.
Basically, the whole subject of instrument procedure design can be summed up in two words: „Safety and Tolerance“
An IFP (or „instrument approach“) is the method by which pilots are able to position and then land an aircraft safely in reduced visibility or to achieve conditions under which visual navigation can be undertaken, permitting a safe visual landing to be made. Approaches are classified as either precision or non-precision, depending on the accuracy and capabilities of the navigational aids (navaids) used. Precision approaches utilize both lateral and vertical guidance information. Non-precision approaches provide lateral course information only. Similar procedures exist by which pilots are able to fly safe, accurate departure profiles from airports as well.
The publications depicting IFPs graphically show the specific procedure to be followed by a pilot for a particular type of approach to a given runway. They detail prescribed altitudes and headings to be flown, as well as obstacles, terrain, and potentially conflicting airspace. In addition, they also list missed approach procedures and commonly-used radio frequencies. As may be imagined, the production of these IFPs result from the application of extremely detailed safety criteria and an iterative process that requires the application of powerful and very sophisticated computer software programs to realize the most operationally effective and, above all else, safe result.
ASAP s.r.o. has produced over 600 AIP charts for inclusion onto local AIPs. These included not only instrument approach charts but also Aerodrome chart – ICAO, Obstacle Type A chart – ICAO, parking/docking chart – ICAO etc.. ASAP s.r.o. has also converted over 300 hard copy AIP charts into a computerised electronic format.
Instrument flight procedure design and aeronautical charting Software development (PHX)
It is unusual for a private companythat is a provider of aeronautical services to have a dedicated cutting edge computer software programming section within the company. However ASAP s.r.o. has gone against the norm and has had such a computer software section within the company for the last 14 years.
The ASAP s.r.o. instrument flight procedure design and aeronautical charting software department has enabled the company to move swiftly as the situation required. If new instrument flight procedure design or aeronautical charting software capabilities would enhance a project or enable other company departments to complete a project more efficiently, the instrument flight procedure design or aeronautical charting software is planned, designed, programmed, checked and in the hands of the relevant department within a matter of weeks. This section has created the company’s own proprietary instrument flight procedure design and aeronautical charting software “PHX”.
The ASAP PHX software for instrument flight procedure design is a „Tool based“ package. For more information on the “Tool based” philosophy of the software click here.
Instrument flight procedure design and aeronautical charting software Users
The software was released onto the open market in February of 2003 and it is being successfully used by:
- United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
- Slovenian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Korean Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Bosnia Herzegovina
- Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Irish Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Slovak Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Portugese Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
- Fiji Airports limited (AFL)
- Saudi Arabia Civil Aviation Authority (GACA)
- Croatia Control ltd. Air navigation service provider (ANSP)
- NAV Portugal, Air navigation service provider (ANSP)
- BELGOCONTROL, Belgium (ANSP)
- Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services – SMATSA LLC (ANSP)
- skyguide – The Air navigation service provider of Switzerland (ANSP)
- The Airways Corporation, the Air navigation service provider (ANSP) of New Zealand
- Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), the Air navigation service provider (ANSP)
- Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd (ANSP)
- Hungarian Ministry of Defense
- LPS the Slovak Air navigation service provider (ANSP)
- SZRCAI LTD of Sant-Petersburg in Russia
- The Russian “Aeronavigatsia” State Research and Development Institute (CAA)
- The Mitre Corporation
- Cyrrus (aviation consultancy) United Kingdom
Detailed information on the ASAP instrument flight procedure design and aeronautical charting software, PHX.
PHX IFR Procedure Design Package
- Design all types of IFR procedures
- Document the complete procedure design process in real time by using the built-in Quality Assurance Assistant that can record the following: all entered parameters, results of obstacle analysis, screen shots, custom commentary
- Calculate and construct the minimum stabilisation distance between two RNAV waypoints
- Calculate and construct the cross-track tolerance (XTT), along-track tolerance (ATT) and half the area width (1/2 A/W) for an RNAV waypoint using the VOR-DME or DME-DME criteria
- Construct the theoretical DME coverage for DME-DME based RNAV procedure
- Construct the RNP AR surfaces
- Construct and analyse precision approaches: ILS basic surfaces, ILS OAS surfaces including automatic OAS constants calculation and allow for steep angle approaches, Collision risk model (CRM) analysis
- Construct and analyse various holding patterns and reversals: Race-track holding pattern, Base turn reversal, Procedure turn reversal, VOR/DME race-track holding pattern, Holding pattern overhead a VOR or NDB, RNP holding pattern, RNAV holding
- Construct and analyse departures & missed approach: Standard departure, RNAV departure, Departure nominal track, Omnidirectional departure, Initial missed approach
- Construct and analyse en-route straight and turn segments
- Construct and analyse obstacle limitation surfaces defined by ICAO Annex 14 or UK CAP 168 criteria featuring: Runway organisation, Custom parameters
- Construct and analyse the theoretical safeguarding area and surfaces of navigational aids
- Construct and analyse GPS/GNSS procedures: Basic GNSS approach obstacle analyser, Terminal arrival altitudes (TAA) construction and analysis, APV/Baro VNAV construction and analysis, OAS for APV categories, RNAV (GNSS en-route/STAR) turning segment analyser, RNAV (GNSS En-route/STAR) straight segment analyser, SBAS FAS Data Block, Support for AIXM 5.1
- Use various independent tools to design complex procedures: Nominal turn construction, Turn protection area construction, VOR and NDB radial construction, Over-head tolerance of a VOR or NDB construction, Visual circling construction, Fix area construction using a combination of different types of navigational aids (VOR, NDB, DME), Non-precision final approach alignment calculation, DME tolerance and slant range calculation and construction, Indicated air speed (IAS) to true air speed (TAS) conversion, Secondary MOC calculation, Nominal approach altitudes calculation and construction taking into account the curvature of the earth, Minimum sector altitude (MSA) construction and analysis, Visual segment surface (VSS) for non-precision and precision approach procedures, Visual segment for helicopter PinS procedures, Radar Vectoring Calculation