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A LPV instruments approach procedure design and evaluation tool for TERPS 8260.LPV

Initial display of LPV-Pro

ATSI understands the need for fast, reliable, and accurate design of instrument approach procedures. The need for LPV instrument approach procedures design increased as the FAA has recently released order 8260.LPV (TERPS) for the development of such procedures. To further extend the company’s industry-leading line of software, ATSI has introduced a new line of tools for the design of instrument flight procedures, including LPV-Pro™. LPV-Pro™ began as an R&D project to support the growing aerospace industry and address the need for accurate design and evaluation of proposed procedures.

LPV-Pro Screen Showing Obstacle Penetrations

LPV-Pro™is a straightforward, yet robust, tool for developing LPV instrument approach procedures, from conceptualizing to finalizing a proposed procedure. Special attention has been given to the flexibility of the tool and the simplicity of the interface, so the user is able to easily design a LPV instrument approach to fit the specific requirements of the user’s unique situation. LPV-Pro™ has been able to simplify the overwhelming process of LPV instrument approach procedure design by breaking it down into smaller, more user-friendly steps, and at the same time provide the user with a vast amount of information and automation options.

LPV-Pro Screen Drawn Over DTED

LPV-Pro™ breaks the design process into four steps. First, the user inputs location information for LPV-Pro™ to begin concentration of the screening abilities of the TERPS criteria. Second, the user selects options and defines the type of approach. In the third step, LPV-Pro™ evaluates POFZ, GQS, and W/X/Y surfaces. Fourth, the user has the option to change the inbound path, and then run the final evaluation for POFZ, GQS, W/X, and Missed Approach surfaces.

LPV-Pro Screen Drawn Over Sectional Chart

LPV-Pro™ allows the user to automate certain tasks and access numerous databases containing the latest information. Multiple LPV instrument approaches can be evaluated through batch automation in a few simple steps. Proposed obstacles can be entered to show their effect on LPV instrument approaches, as well as what changes can be made to avoid the potential problem. The user has the control in LPV-Pro™, and a very wide range of tools and information are available to create virtually any LPV instrument approach procedure.