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Guidance, calculations and tools assisting with flight procedure design covering ICAO PANS-OPS and FAA TERPS criterias

I am a Flight Procedure Designer

Looking for an app to assist with your instrument flight procedure design work or simple geodetic calculations

I am Aviation Software Developer

Thinking of developing an aviation software application with a comprehensive SDK and user controls for UWP under different licensing options

Are you involved in the world of aviation?

Looking for an app to assist with your instrument flight procedure design work or simple geodetic calculations?

FPAssistant offers support in the creation of flight procedures for both FAA TERPS and ICAO PANS-OPS criterias and has been specifically designed to work alongside your existing procedure design application to concur, help improve and optimize your designs and, in the case of ICAO, offer assistance for coverage of the quality assurance manual for the validation of flight procedure design (Doc 9906 Volume 3).

Further extensions, available from within the app†, cover more procedure design advanced techniques and enhanced criteria tools for both ICAO PANS-OPS & FAA TERPS and Geodetic math.

† In-app extensions are available on a term based license with a trial option where possible so you can try before you buy.

Extensive Toolset

With a wide range of tools, FPAssistant is designed to simplify many routine processes and for ease of use.

  • Aerodromes

    Search and look up an aerodrome and zoom to the ARP coordinate

  • True Air Speed Computation

    TAS calculation from a set of changeable parameters starting with the Indicated Air Speed (IAS)

  • Geographical Coordinate Math

    Compute resultant coordinates using a variety of different tools including azimuth(forward and reverse), distances and  intersections

  • Geographical Coordinate Conversion

    Convert coordinates between different geographical and mapping projections, currently UTM covering both WGS-84 and NAD83 are supported, further coordinate systems and map projections can be supported

  • Conversions

    Distance and gradient conversion

  • ICAO PANS-OPS Tools

    Basic Features (Free) include RNAV minimum segment length between waypoints and stabilization distance with a chart, OAS Constants (Green Pages). Advanced Features (via in-app purchase) include SBAS OAS (coming soon), Basic ILS (coming soon)

  • FAA TERPS Tools

    Basic Features (Free) covering some of the calculations, formulas and  table sets in Order 8260 3C and 58A along with support for some of the geodetic calculations using the test cases in Appendix A 7.0. Advanced features coming (via in-app purchase) for more complex calculations.

  • FAS Data Block Extension with optional Data Store

    Encode and create the SBAS FAS Data Block (DB) binary file from the set of required user parameters with an option to decode the bin file in development. In-app purchases offer support for GBAS and also a cloud data store for the FAS DB parameters for easy retrieval and use over and over again (coming soon)

Platforms

FPAssistant is a multi-platform app and has been designed to be used in a variety of computer based devices from mobile phones and tablets to personal computers including Windows 10 PCs, tablets & mobiles. The FPAssistance Suite SDK complies to the .NET Standard 2.0.

Expected for release in mid 2018 are also versions for Apple iOS iPad & iPhone and Google Android tablets and phones.

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Customer driven tools

As Flight Procedure criteria covers such a large extensive area over the two criteria’s then future tools, extensions and new features will be developed based on a wish-list so please make contact with your ideas and/or suggestions. Also, bespoke software tools can be developed if you require a specific tool for your own in-house use using the established FPAssistant Suite SDK.; this can be through your developers or members of our experienced team.