IBG airspace department offers airspace & procedure design, sectorization solutions and associated Flight Procedures, SIDs & STARs to optimize the use of airspace safely. 

The IBG Airspace & Procedure Design department is your go-to solution for comprehensive, end-to-end services that address every element of an Airspace & Procedure Design project. Our approach is deeply rooted in best practices, strictly adhering to our airspace change process which is aligned with international standards as outlined in ICAO-Doc_4444, ICAO-Doc_9992, 8 ICAO-Doc_168, ICAO-Doc_9426, ICAO-Doc_9613, ICAO-Doc_9931, and ICAO-Doc_9993. 

This adherence ensures the utmost safety and efficiency and full compliance with globally recognized standards and regulations. With IBG, you can be assured that your airspace and procedure design will meet the highest standards of excellence and regulatory compliance. 

It’s crucial to recognize that while there is a standard set of key activities often involved in an Airspace & Procedure Design project, each project is unique and may demand additional or specialized activities to meet its needs. Here are some key services that are generally undertaken by IBG, drawn from our comprehensive airspace change process. 

Initial Planning & Assessment

  • Feasibility Studies 
  • Regulatory Compliance Review
  • Initial Airspace Assessment
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation
  • Risk Assessment 

Airspace Design

  • Conceptual design
  • PansOps design
  • Airspace Classification and Structuring
  • Route Network Design
  • Vertical and Lateral Limits Definition
  • Navigational Aid Placement and Optimization
  • Sectorization Solutions 

Procedure Design

  • Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) Design
  • Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs) Design
  • Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) Design
  • Missed Approach Procedures Design
  • Holding Procedures Design
  • Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Procedures Design 

Validation & Simulation

  • Fast Time Simulation 
  • Ground Validation 
  • Flight Validation
  • Realtime Simulation 
  • Capacity and Delay Analysis
  • Safety Modelling
  • Environmental Impact Modeling (Noise, Emissions, etc.) 

Safety & Risk Assessment

  • Drafting of Airspace Change Proposals
  • Validation Testing (often using simulation tools)
  • Training of Air Traffic Controllers
  • Initial Implementation (often in stages)
  • Safety Assessments 

Documentation, Compliance & Regulatory Approval

  • Procedure Documentation and Publication
  • Compliance Checks and Auditing
  • Airspace Manuals and Charts Update
  • Filing with Regulatory Authorities 

Post-Implementation Monitoring
& Review

  • Performance Metrics Monitoring
  • Feedback Collection from Stakeholders
  • Periodic Safety Audits
  • Procedure and Airspace Updates as Necessary