landing approach


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landing approach

The continuously changing position of an aircraft in space directed toward effecting a landing on a predetermined area.
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Noun1.landing approach - the approach to a landing field by an airplane
landing - the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
coming, approach, approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"
go-around, overshoot, wave-off - an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
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This solution provides aircrews with Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS based Lateral Navigation & Localizer Performance (LNAV) with Vertical Guidance (LPV) landing approach capability utilizing Commercial Off the Shelf equipment.
Being low on fuel, he descended down slowly and came for the landing approach.
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Authorities said the Lear jet exploded on impact with a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard and plunged into a junkyard below as it was making its landing approach for Grand Bahama about 5:10pm (2210GMT), roughly an hour after takeoff from Nassau.
The twin engine aircraft crash-landed on the runway after its undercarriage failed to lock down on the landing approach on July 28 last year.
As the aircraft waited for takeoff clearance, an airborne student flying solo commenced his landing approach turn to the same runway.
3, a Pacific Coastal Airlines Saab-Fairchild SF 340A was on landing approach descending through 850 metres when it hit "severe turbulence" resulting in a "nose up deflection and 45 to 60 degree roll to right," but no injuries or aircraft damage.
The crew had failed to make a proper landing approach on their first attempt and had begun a second run.
United Airlines will operate the flights with a Boeing (NYSE: BA) 737 aircraft equipped with global navigation satellite system landing system technology to receive the GBAS landing approach data.
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Some 60 firefighters doused the flaming aircraft, which lost a wing on its landing approach.