Author Archives: Direct Approach

About Direct Approach

Direct Approach Consulting Inc. Designers of instrument aprpoach and departure procedures in accordance with ICAO Doc 8168 (PANS-OPS), FAA 8260.3 (TERPS) and Transport Canada TP308. GNSS, Helicopter approach and mountainous approach experts. Contact us to see how we can improve your operational air access and improve air safety.

TP-308 Annex E “Terrain and Obstacle Data” course

Direct Approach is pleased to announce that Transport Canada has now approved our new TP-308 Annex E “Terrain and Obstacle Data” distance learning course.  In accordance with Transport Canada’s requirements for training i.a.w. CARS 803.02, instrument approach designers must be trained … Continue reading

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Haradh, Saudi Arabia

Direct Approach is proud to announce that the newly designed GNSS LNAV/VNAV approaches designed for Saudi Aramco at Haradh, Saudi Arabia have been successfully flight checked and certified. Congratulations to Aramco on behalf of Direct Approach!

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Clinton / Bleibler (CYIN)

Direct Approach congratulates Clinton / Bleibler aerodrome (CYIN) on the successful flight check of their new RNAV (GNSS) RWY 11 instrument approach. On May 9th the new straight-in GNSS approach was flown and all aspects of the approach were confirmed. … Continue reading

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Englehart and District Hospital

Direct Approach recently completed a periodic review of the COPTER RNAV (GNSS) 041° instrument approach to the Englehart and District Hospital helipad at Englehart, Ontario. All sponsored instrument approaches in Canada, regardless if they are published in the Canada Air … Continue reading

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Steensby Inlet, Nunavut

Designing new instrument approaches and departures from a not yet built runway presents some very unique challenges. This was the case for the new Baffinland Iron Mines runway project at Steensby Inlet on northern Baffin Island. In conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Nav Canada – Level of Service policy review – Instrument approach services

Nav Canada has initiated a level of Service policy review of how it develops and more importantly maintains instrument approaches and departures in Canada. The link to their notice is: http://www.navcanada.ca/DirectRoute/Story_9_en.html All Restricted Instrument Approaches (RIPs) in Canada are currently … Continue reading

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Bella Bella (CBBC) – Periodic Review

On behalf of its client Pacific Coastal Airlines, Direct Approach recently completed a regulatory review and flight check of the RNAV (GNSS) RWY 13 restricted approach into Bella Bella, BC. All instrument flight procedures must by regulation undergo a complete … Continue reading

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