Company Flight Procedures (RNAV) to regional airports in Africa
Nevertheless, while the availability of RNAV procedures is increasing, numerous aerodromes in developing countries still do not have developed nor published RNAV procedures.
To still benefit from RNAV at aerodromes where no such procedures are available, airlines can contract independent Flight Procedure Design organisations to develop so called “Company Procedures” for them. These procedures are designed, charted and coded into the fleet’s Flight Management System, as well as validated by the responsible aviation authorities – the only specificity is that these are not published in the aerodrome AIP.
In addition to providing Flight Procedure Design services to aerodromes and Air Navigation Service Providers, airsight designs instrument approach procedures also for commercial airlines, such as Air Austral. This airline, based in La Réunion, operates at several small regional aerodromes in Europe, Asia and Africa and commissioned RNAV procedures design to airsight in order to fully benefit from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).