A guidance system designed to help pilots fly complex low-noise approaches has been flight tested at Zurich Airport by German aerospace center DLR using its Airbus A320 advanced technology research aircraft (ATRA). The DLR-developed Low Noise Augmentation System (LNAS) uses an electronic flight-bag display in the cockpit to show the pilot the optimum times for deploying the flaps and lowering the landing gear as late as possible, to minimize approach noise. “Constantly ...

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