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Are early ‘Turns’ on SID achievable?

Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) are commonly designed as straight, with aircraft heading the same direction as the runway until at least 400ft because excessive low-altitude banking is unsafe. Yet, there are many cases where changing course sooner could be beneficial for noise abatement, obstacle clearance,...

OLET: A new tool to analyse obstacle limitation surfaces

Airports play an important role in the stimulation of economic growth of the cities in their catchment area. The other way around is equally true: economic growth will stimulate the demand for bigger airports. While the city grows, new high-rise developments can hinder the airport’s...