Safeguarding the airspace

Airspace safeguarding is a procedure to guarantee that any changes or activities taking place in the immediate area of the aerodrome do not have an unfavorable effect on the proper operation of the aircraft arriving or leaving from the aerodrome. Following the completion of this evaluation process, you will be able to guarantee that the necessary safeguards are put in place to ensure the continuing safe movement of aircraft. Read on to learn three ways to safeguard the airspace today.




While on-airport operations of drones need integration from the perspectives of airport traffic, it is inevitable that any drone flying on, or above, airports will make use of the related airspace. Potential future use-cases, such as the transportation of replacement parts and the delivery of high-priority products will soon exacerbate the difficulty of transitioning between the airport and the rest of the world.


Naturally, the viewpoints and priorities of each player in the airspace will differ. In order for everyone to grasp the feasibility and advantages of such flexible incorporation of drones into airspace, it is critical to follow the stringent processes required to provide a safe operating environment.




The ARTAS teams are also active in SESAR, the Single European Sky Implementation Program, which is a part of the Single European Sky Initiative. This major European initiative is channelling and coordinating efforts undertaken by the aviation sector. This will need the modification of CNS technology, as well as the introduction of ADS-B and Multilateration technologies. If you compare them to traditional radar, they provide better performance in terms of coverage and price.


SESAR’s Surveillance Data Processing System (ARTAS), which is located in the heart of the ground infrastructure, is a critical component of the system. In addition to facilitating interoperability and flawless operation, it makes a significant contribution to defragmentation by being able to cope with the increased amount of airspace brought with them.


Obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)


These flight safety surfaces are protected within a 60-kilometre radius of the airfields, and the height of a proposed building is assessed to ensure that it does not physically fly on what are known as Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS). Created to protect the airspace in and around the airport from obstructions that might jeopardize flight safety, the OLS is a complex system of 3-D surfaces that stretch in an upwards and outwards direction.


In-flight procedures (IFPs) are a series of pre-determined routes followed inside the surrounding airspace of an airport from takeoff to landing. Each IFP has its own set of obstacle protection zones that are distinct from the others. These zones may be quite vast and span several nautical miles beyond the ‘nominal track’ of the method that was originally established.


Contact Bayanat Engineering


Make sure to contact our expert team at Bayanat Engineering Qatar for more information and support on safeguarding the airspace today. With a specialist in air traffic management and airside systems, we’re confident that our professional team is more than happy to provide a wide range of solutions to meet the needs of airport authorities.