Questions tagged [procedure-design]

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How do procedure designers calculate Minimum Enroute Altitudes?

When the designers of instrument flight procedures design a new procedure, I understand that they use certain manuals, such as ICAO's Doc29 or FAA's TERPS and PBN (8260.58), in order to construct ...
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Is there a database from which I can retrieve the Expected Crossing Altitudes of a Departure or Arrival Procedure?

I am stuyding FAA's Coded Instrument Flight Procedures (CIFP) file which uses ARINC 424 digital format to code its data. I noticed that only mandatory crossing altitudes and speeds are included in the ...
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Based on PANS-OPS, what is the earliest turning point that can be used in a missed approach?

I am studying ICAO's PANS-OPS 8168 manual, and I have noticed conflicting guidelines regarding the permitted earliest turning point during a missed approach. In section 6.2.1.1, it clearly states: ...
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ICAO Obstacle Clearance Surface (OCS) is level or sloping in STAR, Arrival, Initial and Intermediate Approach Segments?

According to FAA Order 8260.3D - U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) Chapter 2, Section 2-1, 2-1-3, Level OCS is applied to STAR, feeder, initial and intermediate approach ...