SESAR Completes Important GBAS Trials

In October 2013, GBAS flight tests have been performed, as part of SESAR project 9.12, in Frankfurt and Toulouse airports. The project is assessing the use of GBAS as an alternative to the Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Low Visibility Procedures (LVP) in Cat II/III conditions. The EUROCONTROL Pegasus Team was involved in the trials to collect GNSS data on board the Honeywell aircraft for post processing.

The Pegasus toolset was used to analyse these data, complementing analysis made on others collected from the ground earlier in the project. This second campaign is bringing interoperability tests one step further, contributing to the assessment of the full GBAS CAT II/III concept

Further Reading:

Paving the Way for a New Approach: Successful SESAR GBAS Interoperability Tests and GBAS installations
First SESAR ground station prototype successfully installed
SESAR pioneers viable alternative to ILS
Sesar Proves Cat II/III Capability with GNSS