Green Skies Ahead: GANS Leading the Way in Sustainable Aviation Solutions

Johan Smit

At Global Air Navigation Services (GANS), we strive to provide innovative and systematic solutions for sustainable aviation. Our primary focus is to assist stakeholders, including airlines and airports, in achieving their sustainable aviation goals and advancement toward Net Zero targets.

GANS is dedicated to reducing emissions and noise, both on the ground and in the air. We offer cutting-edge technologies and procedures that effectively mitigate the environmental impact of aviation operations.

One of our notable achievements is the development and implementation of state-of-the-art Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP-AR) approaches for international airports in the Middle East. Working closely with airline stakeholders, we designed and tested these advanced Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, utilizing satellite navigation technology on equipped aircraft. The RNP-AR approaches enable participating aircraft to fly curved paths during their final approach, reducing track miles and promoting a Continuous Descent Approach (CDA). This results in significant fuel savings, leading to reduced CO2 and Nitrous Oxide emissions. On average, each RNP-AR approach can save approximately 200kg of fuel, leading to a reduction of 620kg of CO2 emissions per approach.

Moreover, the implementation of PBN offers improved design flexibility, allowing us to avoid Noise Sensitive Areas, when necessary, thereby contributing to noise reduction and community well-being.

GANS remains committed to consulting and collaborating with airline stakeholders, exemplified by our recent work at Abu Dhabi International. When the UAE Military implemented military airspace, the Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) from the 31-direction runways required additional fuel uplift, resulting in higher operational costs for airlines. Recognizing the importance of efficiency, GANS redesigned these SIDs, leading to significant fuel savings for airlines and saving them an estimated USD $1 million annually.

With a focus on sustainability and operational efficiency, GANS continues to pioneer proactive solutions that make a meaningful impact on the aviation industry and the environment. By partnering with us, our stakeholders can achieve their sustainable aviation goals, contributing to a greener and more eco-friendly future for the aviation sector.

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Johan Smit