Feasibility study and development of Low Visibility Procedures (CAT II)
Kaunas / Vilnius International Airports
In 2010, airsight assisted Vilnius and Kaunas International Airports, the two largest Lithuanian aerodromes in upgrading to ILS CAT II operations and introducing Low Visibility Procedures. These projects started with an initial evaluation of the meteorological statistical data (e.g. Runway Visual Range, cloud ceiling, wind) to quantify the potential capacity increases. Subsequently, as required per ICAO, airsight conducted a compliance assessment of the aerodromes’ infrastructure and equipment against the applicable Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for CAT II operations. The result of this assessment was a work programme and recommendations that the aerodromes and responsible authorities could follow to ensure compliance and to facilitate the operational upgrade. Taking into account the obstacle situations, airsight also determined the applicable Obstacle Clearance Altitudes / Heights for the new ILS CAT II approaches.
Furthermore, airsight consultants also assisted Vilnius Airport in the development of tailored Low Visibility Procedures, taking into account several specific characteristics and local constraints.