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APPROACH CATEGORY UPGRADE AT SARAJEVO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2020.10(3).04


10 / 3 / 296 - 308 Pages

Author(s)

Nermin Zijadić - PC Sarajevo International Airport LLC, Sarajevo/71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina -

Edvin Šimić - Department of Air Transport, Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina -

Muharem Šabić - Department of Air Transport, Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina -


Abstract

The Instrumental Landing System (ILS) system has been used for decades as an irreplaceable navigation aid at most international airports worldwide. Older radio navigation aids are very reliable, and still in use, although are very complex with high maintenance and installation costs. Due to increased traffic and limited peak hour capacity, the need for new technological solutions arises. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) based navigation is already widely used in the aviation sector. This paper will provide decision-makers, involved in the development strategy for Sarajevo International Airport, a clear insight into the benefits of Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) over the classic ILS system. Besides, it describes several essential steps to research before implementing GBAS Category (CAT) II / III system. Sarajevo Airport has many limiting factors regarding the installation of a higher ILS category system, so this article proposes a solution in the form of a GBAS system, and analyse how it will affect the Sarajevo airport operations, especially in low visibility conditions.


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