Flight validation trials at Burgas Airport
In 2015 BULATSA intends to publish PBN procedures for Burgas airport (Bulgaria) validated within the NASCIO project. The implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures for Burgas airport is on its final approach for landing. In 2012 BULATSA commenced the work on the procedure design for implementation of new procedures based on satellite technology (GNSS) for the terminal area of Burgas airport – located in eastern Bulgaria.
Two years later, most of the developments were finalised and BULATSA took advantage of the SESAR NASCIO project for performing a Flight Validation campaign for the procedures. The flights were executed in November using the Bulgarian flight inspection aircraft and the support of Pildo Labs and its portable validation platform (PLATERO).
These trials are part of the Navigation SESAR Concepts Involving Operators (NASCIO) demonstration project, which is co-funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking. The project aims to demonstrate new navigation specifications in eight different scenarios, including rotorcraft and fixed wing aircrafts as the main users that will benefit from the new navigation concepts.