Flight Validation

Working together to meet your flight validation requirements for newly designed aeronautical instrument procedures

When it comes to flight validation of your instrument flight procedures, we’ve got you covered. From design data integrity to obstacle surface clearance and useability of the procedure, Radiola does all of this and more.

Flight validation requirements for instrument flight procedures have grown substantially in recent years with the proliferation of advanced aircraft systems and space-based positioning capabilities.

Our experienced flight validation crews have completed missions across the world with more than 3000 procedures validated to date.

Pre-flight assessment and flight planning is an essential component of the validation process.

It comprises of:

  • Procedure data loading
  • Flight plan generation
  • Procedure data audit
  • Crew situational awareness in 3D (Google Earth)
  • Crew and ATC briefing

During flight assessment comprises:

  • Real-time data evaluation and recording
  • Precision 3D flight guidance
  • Turn anticipation and RF turns generation
  • Offset guidance for splays and obstacle surfaces
  • Flight director control
  • Satellite performance

After flight analysis includes:

  • Flight replay
  • Flight data probe of any data sample
  • 3D Google Earth evaluation of flight tracks
  • Archiving data

Flight validation is a highly specialised activity that ensures:

  • Instrument flight procedures meet the intended operational requirement
  • Obstacle assumptions during the procedure design process are correct
  • Pilot workload is acceptable
  • The air traffic environment is assessed

The use of our advanced flight validation equipment and software ensures that the pre-flight, during-flight and after flight components of the process are completed in a highly efficient and traceable manner.

Case study

Quick mobilisation for the Bahamas

Radiola’s versatility was recently tested when an urgent request for validation was received. The company quickly mobilised the required equipment and a validation specialist to the Bahamas.

From receipt of the request, the execution of the airborne validation and distribution of reports was achieved in less than two weeks – no mean feat!

Case study

Flight validation in Rwanda

The quality of Radiola’s flight validation services has been recognised by Jeppesen who routinely contract Radiola to validate procedures.

A recent deployment to Rwanda in Africa highlighted Radiola’s ability to validate a diverse range of terminal and en route procedures throughout the entire country.

The demanding obstacle environment along with variable weather conditions challenged the validation crew. The proximity of neighbouring air space and the manner in which the procedures interact provided further complexity.