RNP APCH Implementation in Madrid and Barcelona


Jul. '17OngoingDec. '22

Implementing Partners

Leader: ENAIRE


The main objective of this project is to improve the precision of the approach trajectories and to develop and implement fuel efficient and environmental friendly procedures for approach in these high density TMA airports. The new RNP APCH procedures will help increase the accessibility by means of RNP APCH to LPV minima procedures (using SBAS), in combination with LNAV and LNAV/VNAV minima for those operators not equipped with SBAS technology. These procedures will make operations at this site more efficient and profitable, thus enhancing the use of the airport and saving operational costs, both for aircraft and airport operators (AENA). ,Reduce the missed-approach rate when using non- precision approach runway headers for landing., Increase safety by enabling straight approach procedures when not possible by means of current navaids infrastructure.,Reduce costs for Aircraft Operators (AOs) whenever an airport change must be done due to operational restrictions at destination airport.,Enhance airports and AOs business types by means of allowing broader kinds of flying activities at the airports.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2015
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF1 - Extended Arrival Management and Performance Based Navigation in high density Terminal Manoeuvring Area
  • Sub AF: S-AF 1.2 - Enhanced Terminal Airspace using RNP-Based Operations
  • Progress Percentage: 57%