Tetra Tech AMT continues to support the Federal Aviation Administration in its implementation of performance-based navigation, a platform they have co-developed under the National Airspace System modernization program.
PBN has two components that manage flight schedules and coordinate routing options to help save time and fuel costs, improve airport access, and drive efficiency in the airline industry in general, Tetra Tech said March 5.
The air navigation and required navigation performance components of PBN also function to enable airport personnel and crew to access, monitor and alert pilots on point-to-point operations, on-board performance and landing approach, it said.
“Tetra Tech AMT supports the FAA in designing and implementing the instrument procedures and has assisted in establishing more than 900 PBN procedures using WAAS/GPS,” said Jeff Williams, Tetra Tech senior vice president and senior aviation advisor.
According to Olivier Jeannot, Tetra Tech vice president for aerospace, the company has a 40-member team that acts as a “watchdog” by helping the FAA control and utilize PBN and offering analyses and recommendations for software development.