Direct Approach is a Canadian based company providing instrument flight procedure design services worldwide. Our clients include airports, flight operators, resource companies, civil aviation regulatory agencies, and anyone with an interest in safe and efficient air access. We are a world leader in GNSS / GPS approach design.
South Cariboo (108 Mile) Airport - 2010
Air Navigation Institute - Sept 2008
The Province - April 2008
Surrey Now - April 2008
Surrey Now - March 2008
AvWeb News - March 2008
Aviation Week and Space Technology - Feb 2008
SkyControl.net - Feb 2008
Update November 27, 2013:
Direct Approach is pleased to announce that Transport Canada has now approved our new TP-308 Annex E "Terrain and Obstacle Data" distance learning course.
If you require this training for your TP308 Change 5.3 or 6.0 qualifications, please contact us for details!
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Update September 2013 - Tswalu:
Direct Approach is pleased to announce the commissioning of new GNSS approaches to the Tswalu game reserve in South Africa.
Update August 2013 - Haradh:
Direct Approach is proud to announce the successful flight check and commissioning of new LNAV/VNAV approaches at Haradh, Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco.
Direct Approach recently completed successful commissioning flight checks on the following new or updated approaches:
- Mary River, NU (CMR2): RNAV (GNSS) RWY 12T/30T
- Kirby Lake, AB (CRL4): RNAV (GNSS) RWY 08/26
- Sonora Resort, BC (CSR6): COPTER RNAV (GNSS) 310° & 311° updates
- Primrose, AB (CFN6): New GNSS approaches
- Clinton / Bliebler, BC (CYIN): New RNAV (GNSS) RWY 11
2010 / 2011 - ICAO
Marinus Waterberg of Direct Approach is contracted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal to assess and review the Airport Vicinity Protection Area (AVPA) RFP on behalf of the Sultanate of Oman.
July 2010 - PAPI Flight Checks:
Recent level of service changes by Transport Canada now requires that airport operators arrange for their own PAPI flight checks. Direct Approach can provide a qualified inspector to conduct these on your behalf. Contact us for more information.
June 2009 - Beyla, Guinea GNSS:
Direct Approach completes the successful flight validation of the first GNSS (GPS) approaches and departures in the Republic of Guinea. Read the full report here.
April 2009 - 8260.54A RNAV training:
Direct Approach announces that it is the first Canadian company to receive training in the FAA's new RNAV criteria. This criteria covers all types of RNAV and GNSS / GPS approach design including RNP, LPV, BARO VNAV, LNAV, and GNSS based departures. Transport Canada has approved this material as the new TP308 Volume 6 Document 7.
Procedure design is a very technical field, and requires special training. It also requires years of experience to be able to provide your site with an optimum design.
Before you contract a procedure designer, ask the following:
At Direct Approach, we only use the most experienced procedure designers, and all our personnel have received properly recognized training in:
We are recognized experts in RNAV (GNSS), high altitude & mountainous terrain, and rotary wing procedures.
Our designers have created and published over 100 approaches and departures in:
With Direct Approach you can be assured that you get only the most experienced and fully trained technical experts. Let us help you increase your accessibility, safety, and operational efficiency with an IFR GPS or conventional approach and departure!
Ask us how Direct Approach can help improve your operational efficiency, access, and safety.
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