Design and charting of another LOC/DME approach procedure to runway 32 at Mauritius airport.
Design and charting of SIDs and STAR systems for Jersey and Guernsey airports in the Channel Islands.
Another special aeronautical study for a wind farm at Scarsta.
Malta international airport - Determination of minimum radar vectoring altitudes and creation of an ICAO ATC surveillance minimum altitude chart.
Design of instrument flight approach procedures (ILS/LOC only) for Mauritius.
Special aeronautical study for a wind farm in Scatsta.
Design of Point in Space helicopter operations to Drammen, Tonsberg and Skien.
Design of a helicopter instrument approach procedure for Whitianga in New Zealand
Belgocontrol has purchased 2 versions of the ASAP PHX instrument procedure Design Software version 11
August 2011Helicopter PinS procedures
ASAP New Zealand Ltd. has completed two helicopter Point in Space (PinS) procedures in New Zealand. These PinS procedures were commissioned by the New Zealand air ambulance and should increase their all weather operations. Also departure procedures have been designed to enable rescue helicopters to depart from three hospitals (Taumarunui, Tokoroa and Te Kuiti) in the North Island. These new instrument procedures will be incorporated into the New Zealand AIP.
Procedure design software PHX now in Russian
Translation of the entire PHX into Russian was done in cooperation with the Russian State Scientific/Research Institute “Aeronavigatsia”
Совместно с ФГУП ГосНИИ «Аэронавигация» сделан перевод на русский язык полной версии программы PHX.
More new procedure design software users
The Irish CAA has purchased three ASAP PHX instrument flight procedure design software licences.
New procedure design software user
The Hungarian military has signed a contract with ASAP to supply them with the ASAP PHX instrument flight procedure design software.
Helicopter PinS procedures
ASAP New Zealand Ltd. is in the process of completing their first helicopter Point in Space (PinS) procedures in New Zealand. These PinS procedures have been commissioned by the New Zealand air ambulance and should increase their all weather operations.
ILS approaches for Malta
ASAP is designing instrument flight procedures for the islands of Malta. These procedures will include new ILS procedures, GPS approaches and new PBN (RNAV) SIDs / STARs. The introduction of these new flight procedures should cut down on radar vectoring by ATC and reduce track miles flown.
Channel Islands airspace modernisation
ASAP is working with the United Kingdom aviation consultancy firm Cyrrus and the French firm Egis Avia. ASAP will be optimising the SIDs and STARs around the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney which lie between France and England. This is a complex portion of European airspace and ASAP is excited to be part of this ambitious modernisation project. ASAP will design P-RNAV SIDs and STARs and these will go a long way to relieving the congestion that some times occurs in this portion of airspace. As a further part of this project ASAP will be carrying out a full safety review of all the instrument flight procedures at Jersey and designing a Baro VNAV approach at Guernsey. This modernisation project will benefit all users of the airspace, ATC and airlines alike.
More PinS found in Norway
Through the Norwegian firm Aurinko AS, ASAP has continued to design helicopter PinS procedures for the Norwegian air ambulance with a further three designs being completed and charted. The Norwegian air ambulance so appreciated the clarity and format of the charts that ASAP created that they have asked us to convert some of their existing charts into our cockpit ready format.
PHX instrument procedure design software
ASAP will be holding a 3 week basic PHX procedure design software course from the 23rd of May to the 10th of June 2011.
This years software Users group meeting will be held at the ASAP offices on the 13th and 14th of June
The ASAP PHX procedure design software Update/advanced course will be held on the 15th of June.
IF you are interested in attending any of these events send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IFR procedures at Sliac airport – Slovakia
ASAP has won a contract to design the following IFR procedures at sliac airport in Slovakia
- An ILS approach to runway 36 including circling
- A VOR/DME approach to runway 36
- A SID system
- A STARs system
- Determination of minimum radar vectoring sectors
- Determination of minimum sector altitudes
- An instrument approach to runway 18
- Creation of flight check ready aeronautical charts
ASAP is designing a variety of instrument flight procedures at Scatsta airport in the Shetland Islands.
Specimen aeronautical charts
ASAP is helping Avitech Ag to produce specimen aeronautical charts for ICAO. It is expected that the final versions of these aeronautical charts will be included in the ICAO charting manual as examples.
PHX software course
ASAP has completed a PHX software course for procedure design and charting. The course was attended by our existing users NAMA and our new users ASECNA. The procedure designers from ASECNA will use our PHX software to provide a procedure design service for 17 countries in the African region.
United Kingdom Certification
Once again ASAP has gone through the certification process and is now certified to design instrument flight procedures throughout the United Kingdom.
The ASAP local representative in the United Kingdom is Cyrrus Ltd., +44 (0)1845 522585. To see the UK certification click here.
New procedures in Scotland
ASAP has been contracted to design new instrument flight procedures at Scatsta airport in Scotland.
PinS procedures designed
ASAP has designed over 15 helicopter Point in Space (PinS) procedures for the Norwegian Air Ambulance. These new GPS approach procedures are expected to be in use in the coming months and be ready for the coming winter weather. This will dramatically increase the arrivals of critically ill patients to hospitals throughout Norway. This is ground-breaking aviation for helicopters and ASAP is pleased to be working with the Norwegian firm Aurinko and the Norwegian Air Ambulance on this project. To see an example of a PinS chart created by ASAP click here
Al Bateen airport in the United Arab Emirates
ASAP is busy finalising the aeronautical approach and departure charts for the business airport, Al Bateen, in the United Arab Emirates.
New procedure design software released
The latest version (V10) of the ASAP procedure design software PHX has been released this week.
Contract award in Albania
ASAP has won a new contract with the airport authority of Tirana airport in Albania to survey the airport and surroundings to WGS-84 standards. An integral part of the contract is to prepare new aerodrome and type A obstacle charts for entry into the Albanian AIP.
An ASAP sister company has opened in New Zealand
The company “ASAP New Zealand Ltd” will be the sole representative of Aeronautical Services And Procedures (ASAP) throughout the entire Pacific region.
Mr. Whitworth the managing director of ASAP said “This was a logical step after we were certified by the New Zealand CAA to design instrument flight procedures in the New Zealand FIR”
ASAP is certified to design all types of instrument flight procedures, conventional and PBN defined.
If you are interested or want more information about our services please contact us by email.
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On-site Pacific representative, Sue Dinkelacker, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHX users group meeting
ASAP has held its first users group meeting for our procedure design software PHX. The meeting was well attended with users from Slovakia, Switzerland, Russia and Slovenia. At the same time we had a live feed to our website which was continuously watched by, on average, 10 people over the two days. Using this virtual medium users from as far away as New Zealand could attend.
ICAO APV procedures design workshop
ASAP attended the ICAO APV procedures design workshop in Paris. This meeting was very interesting and relevant for ASAP as we have designed Baro VNAV approaches and expect to design many more. It is an ICAO/Eurocontrol incentive that every instrument runway has a GNSS approach utilising vertical guidance.
Rega helicopter symposium
ASAP attended the Rega helicopter symposium which was held in Grindelwald, high up in the Swiss Alps. This was a fascinating symposium especially as ASAP in conjunction with Aurinko has now designed almost 20 PinS helicopter procedures to hospitals in Norway. Rega the Swiss air ambulance gave a demonstration of alpine rescuse high in the mountains.
ASAP certified by the CAA of Ireland to design instrument flight procedures
After a successful three day audit by the Irish CAA ASAP is now certified to:
Design Instrument Flight Procedures
Create Aeronautical Charts
Provision of aeronautical information relating to instrument/visual flight procedures, charting and positional data for publication in the Ireland AIP.
Is recognised to operate as an approved training organisation for Ireland.
To see the actual certificate click here
Aurinko and Aeronautical Services And Procedures (ASAP) cooperate on new Point in Space (PinS) helicopter flight procedures for the Norwegian Air Ambulance.
ASAP and the Norwegian firm Aurinko have teamed together to provide the Norwegian Air Ambulance with PinS instrument flight procedures into many of the hospitals throughout Norway. These new GPS flight procedures will enable the Norwegian Air Ambulance to carry out life saving helicopter operations even in bad weather conditions.
Previously in such bad weather conditions the ambulance helicopters had to remain grounded. Now with these new instrument flight procedures using GPS navigation there is a much greater chance that patients will be carried by air ambulance to the nearest hospital without delay.
Mr. Ian Whitworth the Managing Director of ASAP said:
It is an amazing thought, that the work that we do here in Slovakia can save lives in Norway.
Mr. Jens Gjerlev the Managing Director of Aurinko said:
It is a great professional pleasure to see safety-enhancing innovative operational concepts ‘go live’, says Jens. For a helicopter emergency mission, the critical patient has a better chance of getting to the emergency ward, and on top of that the flight will be safer.
Mr. Erik Normann, Chief Pilot, Norwegian Air Ambulance said:
Our goal is always to provide patients with quick and qualified medical help. By using GNSS based IFR flight procedures (PinS) we can help more patients during adverse weather conditions. We already have several examples of patients who have benefited from this technological innovation.
Sudan CAA purchase PHX
The Sudanese CAA have purchased our PHX procedure design and charting software. Ahmed Eisa and Bushara Nasr have started the three week training course at our training facility in Pezinok.
ASAP preferred Skyguide procedure design software supplier
ASAP has entered into a contract with Skyguide, the Air Traffic Service Provider of Switzerland, to provide them with 6 licences of the ASAP PHX instrument flight procedure design software. Skyguide has had an internal dedicated procedure design section for the last fifteen years and ASAP is pleased to welcome this experienced group as our latest users.
The ASAP PHX procedure design software is a selection of tools that can be used by a professional procedure designer to design any type of procedure in any environment. Mr. Whitworth, the managing director of ASAP, stressed that the PHX procedure design software is not an automated program but a set of specialised software tools that can enable a qualified procedure designer to design safe, economical and flyable instrument flight procedures.
These are the types of instrument procedures in use in Switzerland at the moment and both ASAP and Skyguide recognise that the ASAP PHX procedure design software is unique in its ability to provide procedure design support for such procedures. Both the staff and management at ASAP realise that this is a long term commitment on both sides and we are all very confident of the outcome of this ongoing relationship.
Mr. Whitworth said “ASAP has been providing quality services to the aviation community for the last eleven years and we do not expect this to change any time in the future.”
Even though the Skyguide procedure designers are new users of the software they have already made a suggestion for its improvement. This suggestion was for the introduction of yearly user group meetings. This idea was greeted with enthusiasm by the ASAP management and a free PHX users group meeting will be held on the 27th and 28th of May 2010 at the ASAP conference room in Pezinok Slovakia.
To see the ASAP preferred supplier certificate click here
The first ASAP PHX procedure design software User group meeting
(6 positions already reserved)
ASAP will be holding the first User group meeting for our procedure design software PHX on the 27th and the 28th of May 2010. These two dates are just before the start of the ASAP/ANI “Advanced Pans-Ops” course which will start on the 31st of May and continues for three weeks. Why not come to both events?
Reserve the dates Now!
This will be an excellent chance to talk to other Users of PHX about how they use the software in their daily work.
A detailed description of the items to be covered will be published closer to the date. However as a broad outline we expect to cover the following:
Specific items covering the current software version
Response to User feedback
Tips and tricks
ASAP planned enhancements to the next software version
Development of a “User” defined wish list for future versions
ASAP will be hosting this meeting free of charge.
The venue for the meeting will be the ASAP conference room on the second floor of the ASAP company offices
To register send an email to email@example.com
Dubai CAA and Aeronautical Services And Procedures (ASAP) cooperate
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is committed to increasing capacity at Dubai international airport by fully utilising the parallel runway configuration at the airport. In this regard Dubai CAA need to implement efficient independent arrival and departure flight procedures for the two runways as opposed to the present situation where operations on one runway are dependent on the operations on the other runway. Such a situation when implemented will greatly increase capacity and reduce controller workload without compromising Dubai’s exemplary safety record.
A combined team of representatives comprising the most senior procedure designers from the Dubai CAA has visited the ASAP offices in Slovakia for two weeks. The team worked closely with ASAP staff to develop instrument flight procedures that will facilitate independent parallel runway operations.
Mr. Whitworth the Managing Director of ASAP said “This shows great forethought on behalf of the Dubai CAA by putting together two experienced procedure design teams from Dubai and ASAP in one room with one goal”
A Representative from the Dubai CAA team said “To develop safe instrument procedures in such an obstacle rich environment as the Dubai TMA has been a challenge to the entire combined team. However I am confident of a successful outcome especially with the wealth of experience provided by the ASAP procedure designers”.
ASAP is proud to announce that it is now CERTIFIED to design the following types of instrument flight procedures in the New Zealand and the Auckland Oceanic FIRs.
Conventional instrument procedures
RNAV and satellite-based procedures
Not only are all aerodromes in New Zealand covered by this certificate but also the entire New Zealand FIR which covers a large amount of the Pacific and even part of Antarctica. Included in this area is:
The Cook Islands
At the moment, ASAP is one of only two entities entitled to design instrument flight procedures in the New Zealand FIR.
To view the certificate click here
ASAP has started construction of its second expansion. The new building will have three stories and is directly adjacent to the present company owned offices. .To see daily updates on the building progress go to here.
The first part of the ANI / ASAP instrument procedure design course finishes. Course attendees included people from Portugal, Italy, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Weston airport in Ireland continues to require the specialised expertise of ASAP to design instrument departures. These new SIDs required complex integration with the existing instrument procedures at busy Dublin airport.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) of the United Arab Emirates have both purchased the ASAP PHX Version 9 software for instrument procedure design.
A modernisation of the instrument arrival procedures Kerry airport in Ireland is being conducted by a specialised team which includes ASAP.
Al Ain airport in the United Arab Emirates is starting to become an import destination and so ASAP was contracted to do the following work:
• A full instrument procedure design check of eight approaches including subsequent changes to the aeronautical charts for inclusion into the AIP.
• The instrument procedure design of two SIDs.
• Updating of the aerodrome chart to meet ICAO standards
The building boom in the United Arab Emirates continues with ASAP completing a further ten special aeronautical studies for high-rise buildings.
ASAP was involved in the feasibility study for a new airport in the Faeroe Islands.
Special category 1 (SCAT-1) approaches completed for Orsta Volda airport in Norway.
A further feasibility study for an ILS approach was done for Biggin Hill airport in the United Kingdom.
A successful result for the Lugano project!
“Your support in the achievement of this target so far has been very decisive and I wish to thank you for this.”
Managing Director - CEO
ASAP completed eight special aeronautical studies for high-rise buildings in the United Arab Emirates and one in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Airways Corporation of New Zealand have upgraded all their procedure design software licences to the latest version of the ASAP PHX software
The procedure design work for Al Bateen airport in the United Arab Emirates is successfully completed and flight checked.
ASAP has won a contract to provide procedure design and aeronautical charting work in the in the Turks / Caicos Islands (Caribbean).
Lockheed Martin contracted ASAP to determine the in-flight feasibility of a new ILS installation at Tirana airport in Albania. Lockheed Martin showed great foresight in commissioning this work prior to installation to ensure customer satisfaction.
ASAP has completed a significant amount of work in the Falkland Islands. This work comprised:
Design of 2 NDB/DME approaches
Creation of an en-route chart
A landing chart of the entire aerodrome
2 instrument approach charts
Creation of 2 obstacle type A charts
ASAP has once again gone through the procedure design certification process. We are now certified by Air Safety Support International (a subsidiary of the UK CAA) to design procedures in the United Kingdom overseas territories.
ASAP is in the process of completing a major project for Al Bateen airport in the United Arab Emirates. This project comprises procedure design and aeronautical charting.
2 ILS approaches
2 VOR/DME approaches
2 GPS/GNSS approaches
3 Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs)
AIP ready aeronautical Charts:
6 approach charts
1 SID chart
2 obstacle limitation charts type “A”
Parking docking chart
Lugarno airport authority has contracted ASAP to help simplify the complex Instrument Guidance System (IGS) and visual circling procedures at the airport. This work will result in safer and less complex flight procedures
Once again ASAP personnel are gaining operational experience flying flight deck on Wideroe aircraft prior to designing another 10 approaches to difficult airports, above the Arctic Circle, in northern Norway. it is unusual and pleasing to see such dedicated cooperation between an operator (Wideroe), an ATSP (Avinor), industry (Cyrrus / ASAP) and a CAA on a single project.
ASAP is pleased to announce that we are part of a specialised consortium that will assess the future flight operations at the new proposed airport, Ajman in the United Arab Emirates.
The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is one of the few CAAs in the world that require IFR procedure designers to be licensed. This is a significant step forward to ensure that IFR procedures in the United Arab Emirates are safe and designed in accordance with ICAO recommended practices. As soon as a procedure design license became a requirement to design procedures in the United Arab Emirates ASAP immediately put forward a candidate to go through the exhaustive certification process. This process was successfully completed and enables ASAP to continue providing the United Arab Emirates with quality procedure design services.
Avinor, the air traffic service provider of
Avinor, the air traffic service provider of , is continuing with the modernisation project for Special Category I GBAS approaches at a further four airports. ASAP has been tasked to design these IFR procedures and further new IFR procedures for the four airports that were successfully completed in the early half of this year.
ASAP has moved
ASAP has now moved into its own offices. Over the last year the company has built an entirely new office which will be our permanent residence.
The new building includes 224 square meters of floor space and has the infrastructure to accommodate a working position every meter. This will accommodate the expected expansion of the company in the years to come. The entire building has an internal high speed LAN system installed which allows data to be efficiently transmitted between personnel.
The second floor of the building contains 2 large training rooms and a fully equipped break room. These rooms will be used for a variety of courses including procedure design, charting and AIS.
The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DDCA) has contracted ASAP to design new IFR procedures (SIDs, STARs, ILS, VOR/DME) for the new runway 12R and 30L. These procedures are also to take into account the new position of the on aerodrome VOR/DME.
The Abu Dhabi Airports company (ADAC) has engaged ASAP to take part in the modernisation of Abu Dhabi International Airport. ASAP is designing new IFR procedures to take into account the movement of the VOR and the staggering of the 2 runways.
The aeronautical service provider of , Avinor, has embarked on an innovative project to develop IFR Special Category I (SCAT-I) GBAS approaches throughout the country. These approaches into aerodromes within the fjords are being designed by ASAP. It is expected that these stabilised SCAT-I approaches will bring significant benefits and greatly enhance safety at these difficult but essential airports.
Aeronautical Services And Procedures (ASAP) from has teamed with the Air Navigation Institute (ANI) of to provide a basic IFR procedure design course.
ASAP is the leading IFR procedure design company in the world and has designed over 300 IFR procedures world wide. While ANI is one of the primary training institutions in IFR procedure design and provides such training all over the World. This combination of training and practical expertise will result in a course that will give the attendees a unique possibility to assimilate this complex subject. More information Here
We have a cooperation agreement with Avitech Ag of and have converted, for them, over 100 hard copy Greek AIP aeronautical charts into an electronic format. These charts are now database driven and are automatically linked through a common database with the AIP text data. The aeronautical charts can now be generated with a single click of the mouse. This is a significant advancement in the way that the Civil Aviation Authority of Greece manage their AIP.
ASAP s.r.o. signed a cooperation agreement with European Aeronautical Group (EAG) of. ASAP will in addition to EAG´s in house production, yearly produce up to 2200 additional aeronautical airport charts. The Charts are produced in EAG´s well proven format and included in the cockpit Route Manual.