The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has signed an agreement with Honeywell Aerospace and Hughes Aerospace Corporation to develop performance-based navigation procedures for Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport (TAC) in Tacloban that is expected to enable safer, more reliable and consistent operations under all weather conditions.
The new performance-based navigation (PBN) approaches will allow TAC to move away from legacy ground-based navigation aids to satellite-based technologies using area navigation procedures. This will enable a lowering of the approach minimums that were in place before the typhoon.
This shift in systems will allow aircraft carrying relief supplies to the Leyte region to fly a more stable and accurate flight path, allowing shorter and more direct routes as well as more efficient takeoffs and landings.
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