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Tailored Arrivals Video Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner  
User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Now this is what I really love, when it comes to keeping a "green planet," clean environment for everyone, fuel efficiency, conservation, eliminating waste, and providing friendly skies for everyone. I'm a green person myself, but you gotta check out this video put out by Boeing, you know its amazing what technology can really do, when it comes to the array of sophisticated computers, electronics, and machines flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with great autopilot precision. Enjoy folks. I loved this video, go Boeing, green forever baby!

http://www.boeing.com/stories/videos/vid_11_tailored_arrivals.html

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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

This is otherwise known as continuous descent arrivals which many airlines in Europe are using now, but certainly a great idea although not possible in all airports yet.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months ago) and read 2718 times:

Otherwise known these days in the U.S. as Optimized Profile Descents (OPD). OPD's are showing up around the country in places like Memphis, coming to an airport near you!


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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1573 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

I wonder if this procedure is possible at SAN given the hills and buildings in the flight path?

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 3):
I wonder if this procedure is possible at SAN given the hills and buildings in the flight path?


IIRC they attempt to use a standard 3 degree path. The RNAV (GPS) RWY 27 at SAN has a slightly higher path at 3.14 degrees due to the obstacles, but at least from TOD to the PFAF a optimized decent path of 3 degree should be feasible.



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User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Is this the same as RNP (required navigation precision) which is being adopted by the airlines to expedite and simplify landing approaches?

User currently offlinemel From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

among the most inefficient descent profiles / standard terminal arrival procedures I have ever experienced are in Japan. For instance - flying Seoul-Tokyo usually requires descending towards a point nearly 70 miles due north of Tokyo, then turning right to heading 180 and continuing from there... a remarkably inefficient routing. If I can dig up a photo, i'll post it.

Some of these inefficient "staircase-type" arrival procedures are probably still required to curb airspace congestion or vertical obstacles (mountains)... and probably won't be improved for a long time.

In my experience, whenever you arrive into an airport that is not constrained by congestion or obstacles, you usually do get an efficient descent by ATC already.



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting traindoc (Reply 5):
Is this the same as RNP (required navigation precision) which is being adopted by the airlines to expedite and simplify landing approaches?

Not exactly. Although you do need RNP to do these kinds of descents properly, RNP is just a standard for position determination, accuracy, and notifications of deviation of same.

What they're talking about here is a specific class of descent procedures that allow you to keep the engines at/near flight idle the entire way down. It's much more a change in ATC approach procedures than an inherent capability like RNP.

Tom.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 7):
Not exactly. Although you do need RNP to do these kinds of descents properly, RNP is just a standard for position determination, accuracy, and notifications of deviation of same.


With the most respect Tom, I have to slighty disagree. The ODP's in MEM have conventional routes that mirror the RNAV routes. While I agree an aircraft and crew that is RNP certified will certainly tighten up the lateral and vertical path, they can still be accomplished and be almost as if not as efficient without RNP capabilities.

Just a guess, but MEM probably had to consider the conventional overlays due to the remaining Delta DC9's and FedEX 72's.



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