Ready for take-off: Instrument flight rules for RPAS and helicopters


Friday 10 March

09:45, 50 minutes


SESAR Showcase Theatre

Session Overview

Due to their specific operational characteristics, such as flying at lower speed and vulnerability to bad weather, rotorcraft operating inside controlled airspace and terminal manoeuvring areas (TMA) are often limited to visual flight rules (VFR) flights in visual meteorological conditions (VMC). Flights under instrument flight rules (IFR) are often severely constrained or even prohibited altogether. The introduction of IFR procedures specifically designed for rotorcraft enables their safe integration into controlled airspace without adversely affecting existing fixed-wing operations. This session will take a look at some of the solutions under development by SESAR partners to support improved IFR rotorcraft operations in addition to the integration of remotely-piloted aircraft systems or RPAS, a vehicle type which are especially useful for repetitive tasks or situations where a human pilot might be put at risk.

RPAS integration in airport and terminal manoeuvring area operations
Andreas Hasselberg, DLR

Long-term integration of RPAS in an Italian terminal manoeuvring area air traffic scenario
Giuseppe D’Angelo, Leonardo
Alessandro Manzo, ENAV

Dual frequencies multi constellations GNSS service to support improved IFR rotorcraft operations in the TMA
Fabio Mangiaracina, ENAV

Moderated by Nil Agacdiken, SESAR 3 JU

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