EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4973 posts, RR: 23 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8564 times:
I know that Argentina is still on CAT II but that it should be getting CAT I status again pretty soon. Here's my question, how does it work? What exactly is the CAT and on what basis is it enforced? What kind od parameters will make a country go to CAT II and how can they get back to CAT I? Honestly I don't know how it works so any help will be appreciated.
Coa764 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8525 times:
It is the Category of approach in regards to the landing minimums your airport in question. Actually, you want the CAT 2 approach. Not sure what city your referring to so I picked SFO to give the example.
28R CAT 1 mins are 200 ft ceiling 1/2 or 1800 RVR
28R CAT 2 mins are RA 113 .. 1200 RVR
28R CAT 3B mins 600 RVR
So the higher category you get the less restrictive your landing minimums are verses the current weather at your time of approach. If they are going back to CAT 1 then the runway in question has lost one of the components that allow it the reduced landing minimums of a Category 2 approach.
[Edited 2005-02-18 05:10:56]
Please oh please Mr Moderator Nazi, dont delete my thread.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8441 times:
I don't think he's referring to CAT I/II/III operating minima, as if so, why would Argentina still be on CAT II but going after CAT I? When it comes to landing minimums, it's the other way around... (CAT-I good, CAT-II better, CAT-III best).
I think he's referring to the FAA's safety/security/whatever rankings...
The FAA has established three ratings for the status of these civil aviation authorities at the time of the assessment: (1) does comply with ICAO standards, (2) conditional and (3) does not comply with ICAO standards.
·Category I, Does Comply with ICAO Standards: A civil aviation authority has been assessed by FAA inspectors and has been found to license and oversee air carriers in accordance with ICAO aviation safety standards.
·Category II, Conditional: A civil aviation authority in which FAA inspectors found areas that did not meet ICAO aviation safety standards and the FAA is negotiating actively with the authority to implement corrective measures. During these negotiations, limited operations by the foreign air carriers to the U.S. are permitted under heightened FAA operations inspections and surveillance.
· Category III, Does Not Comply with ICAO Standards: A civil aviation authority found not to meet ICAO standards for aviation oversight. Unacceptable ratings apply if the civil aviation authority has not developed or implemented laws or regulations in accordance with ICAO standards; if it lacks the technical expertise or resources to license or oversee civil aviation; if it lacks the flight operations capability to certify, oversee and enforce air carrier operations requirements; if it lacks the aircraft maintenance capability to certify, oversee and enforce air carrier maintenance requirements; or if it lacks appropriately trained inspector personnel required by ICAO standards. Operations to the U.S. by a carrier from a country that has received a Category III rating are not permitted unless the country arranges to have its flights conducted by a duly authorized and properly supervised air carrier appropriately certified from a country meeting international aviation safety standards.