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IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A. Receives ICAO Endorsement for Instrument Flight Procedure Design

ROMA & PISA, Italy & MONTREAL, Canada, 16th October 2012:

At the ICAO Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Symposium this week, IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi received ICAO’s endorsement as a qualified instrument flight procedure design organization.

The endorsement will assist countries in identifying instrument flight procedure (IFP) design companies as they move to deploy PBN. IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi PBN services are designed to complement an Air Navigation Service Provider’s (ANSP) existing design organization by offering full design services or support during the design and implementation process.

IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi was one of five service providers to receive the endorsement, confirming that it can proficiently develop safe and compliant flight procedures. To gain the endorsement, IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi had to verify that it met certain ICAO conditions and criteria, including effective quality and safety management systems, qualified and competent designers and published operational IFPs. This endorsement strengthens IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi’s reputation for expertise in supporting states with the implementation of the 4 subsidiaries which ICAO requires by 2016.

ICAO’s endorsement complements IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi’s recognition as a qualified design company including: Letter of Qualification to provide public-use instrument flight procedures from ENAC (the Italian Regulator) and procedure design production for NAV CANADA.

PBN will allow aircraft to fly flight paths without relying on ground-based radio-navigation signals and is designed to shorten the distance an aircraft has to fly en-route, to reduce fuel burn and exhaust emissions and to reduce noise pollution in communities near airports.

IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi Services’ FPDO unit leads by example in the design and deployment of flight procedure design and is working with aircraft operators and air traffic management providers in more than 75 countries: the USA; Canada; China; New Zealand; and others in Europe and Central and South America; to implement an automation solution for RNAV and PBN.

For further information, please see the announcement on ICAO's website here.