RNAV (GNSS) - LPV Approach Operations

Application and guidance information associated with Localiser Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) Approach Operations

LPV operations are GNSS-based, flown using chart procedures titled RNAV(GNSS) and cover minima labelled LPV. This type of approach operation requires aircraft fitted with WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GNSS systems which use the GNSS signal to provide the vertical guidance

Any EASA AOC operator wishing to carry out such approach operations must hold an approval issued by the state of aircraft registry. Private operators do not currently require a formal approval.

Applying for LPV Approach Approval - AOC Holders

Applicants wishing LPV Approach Approval are requested to contact the Flight Operations Policy Department. At present, no charge is made for LPV Approach Approval for AOC Holders. Applicants should also inform their assigned Flight Operations Inspector.

Applying for LPV Approach Approval - Non-AOC Holders

No approval required.

Further Information

FODCOM 04/2008 - "Area Navigation (RNAV) CAA Guidance Material"

EASA AMC 20-28 (not yet published, for further information contact the Flight Operations Policy Department)