FALCON 900 compliance with RNP 1 and RNP APCH


Sep. '17OngoingJul. '22

Implementing Partners

Leader: Spanish Air Force


The Implementation Project (IP) aims to upgrade avionics for five Spanish Air Force Falcon 900 jet aircraft to implement Required Navigation Performance 1 (RNP1) Lateral Navigation/Vertical Navigation (LNAV/VNAV) and RNP Approach (APCH), thus complying with the Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 on the establishment of the Pilot Common Project. According to the 2016 Deployment Programme, the families 1.2.4 (RNP 1) and 1.2.1 (RNP APCH) are of high relevance. The deployment of family 1.2.4 should be synchronised with family 1.2.3 (RNP 1 ground capabilities) which is considered a priority for SESAR.

This Implementation Project will allow the aircraft to fly RNP1 procedures in Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) Standard Instrument Departure/Standard Arrival Routes (SIDs / STARs), as well as receiving and processing the Global Positioning System - Wide Area Augmentation System / European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (GPS-WAAS/EGNOS) signal to fly the new Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches and growth to the new Approach Procedure with Vertical Guidance (APV) approaches in Europe under EGNOS. Thus, the Implementation Project will contribute to the implementation of flexible and environmentally friendly procedures - noise and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions - for departure, arrival and initial approach.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Military
  • 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: 72%