Cyrrus Engineer Returns to the UK Following UAE Secondment
Cyrrus welcomes back Luis de La Hoz to the UK office following completion of a successful secondment to the UAE, working on the Ajman International Airport project. Luis gained significant experience in the development of regulatory and design documentation to support the Airport development and will be able to apply that knowledge on projects for our clients throughout the rest of the world.
Glasgow Airport Standard Instrument Flight Procedure Design Services
Glasgow Airport has engaged Cyrrus Limited to design and document fully PANS OPS compliant designs for a number of new instrument flight procedures to Runways 05 and 23. This work, including the conduct of a hazard identification event, will produce LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and ILS/DME/NDB(L) design documentation packages and aeronautical charting, ready for submission to the UK CAA. As an accredited design house, Cyrrus is progressing a large number of instrument flight procedure designs at this time through their trained procedure designers.
London Luton Airport – Replacement Main Communications System Project
Cyrrus has been engaged by London Luton Airport Operations Limited to oversee the delivery of their replacement Main Communications System. Having previously completed the high-level design, requirements generation, compilation of tender pack and evaluation of potential suppliers, Cyrrus will oversee delivery of the new equipment, by the Airport’s chosen supplier, through to operational handover. The project provides a new Voice Communications and Control System, new Very High and Ultra High Frequency radios, voice simulator, status monitoring system and improved communications infrastructure.
Kerry Airport – Review of Instrument Flight Procedures
It is an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirement that Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) are reviewed every 5 years. Following our Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) IFP Design accreditation, Cyrrus were contracted to complete a full review of Kerry Airport’s published IFPs. This included all Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) and Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) associated with Runway 08/26. As part of the review process, Cyrrus incorporated the presence of a proposed Wind Farm into the ‘obstacle field’ which was assessed as part of the procedure design review.
As a result of the Wind Turbine locations and elevations, Cyrrus were required to redesign the Runway 26 approaches. The descent gradient was changed from a 3° to a 3.5° descent gradient to mitigate the presence of the Wind Farm and to maintain low procedure minimas.
Following acceptance of the reviews/redesigns by the IAA, the procedures were Flight Checked and are now published in the Irish Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP).
Norwich International Airport Replacement Non-Directional Beacon
Cyrrus recently completed the specification of a new Non-Directional Beacon on behalf of Norwich Airport Limited, and provided oversight to delivery of the equipment into operational service. Working with local staff, Cyrrus defined the operational requirement and generated technical and process requirements to ensure the procurement of fit-for-purpose equipment. To allow entry into service, Cyrrus completed the safety assurance process with Airport staff, producing an approved four-part safety case in-line with the Airport Safety Management System. This project continues a relationship between Norwich Airport Limited and Cyrrus that stretches over a number of years and has seen the introduction of major Communications, Navigation and Surveillance infrastructure.
New Emergency VCS for Luton Airport
Cyrrus has assisted London Luton Airport Operations Limited to successfully transition their new Emergency Voice Communications System into operation. The system includes a new MEP TCS990 switch, along with Park Air Systems T6 transceivers. Cyrrus was engaged to define the technical and process requirements and evaluate potential supplier responses. Following the selection NATS Services Limited, Cyrrus undertook the management of the supplier and provided oversight for the Airport through to operational handover. The system successfully entered operational service in June 2016.