Certified Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is now available on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air C90GTi aircraft. Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities are now taking orders and scheduling aircraft for this new upgrade, according to company officials.
The WAAS installation offers operational flexibility and cost savings associated with direct area navigation routes, which allow for improved access to special use airspace, high traffic and/or terrain challenged airports, officials note.
Another benefit is greater mission success through the use of WAAS-enabled Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches. WAAS/LPV approaches, which are nearly identical to traditional ILS approaches, provide decision heights as low as 200 feet with one-half mile visibility, resulting in improved safety and cost savings associated with the reduction of missed approaches and flights to alternate airports, company officials said. There are currently more than 1,900 LPV approaches certified and in use in the United States today, with up to 4,000 expected in the coming years.
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