In a live release webinar, Transoft Solutions unveiled the new features available in version 2.2 of its obstacle clearance and limitation tool, SkySAFE.
Primarily used for safeguarding the operational areas in and around airports, SkySAFE is an advanced CAD-based software that assists airport planners with obstacle limitation analysis and clearance compliance. Being able to analyze the impact of permanent and temporary obstacles both at the airport and within its extended operational environment is a vital safety task that every airport must perform.
SkySAFE allows accurate and efficient analysis of fixed and temporary obstacles, to avoid penetrating or threatening the obstacle limitation surfaces defined in regulatory guidelines. The software can be used to assess compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations, as well as several other national regulatory frameworks. This latest version includes support for FAA AC 150/5300-13B and EASA CS-ADR-DSN Issue 6 regulations.
SkySAFE 2.2 offers several new and improved functions, with the most significant being an all-new command to perform ICAO, EASA and PSA (France) PAPI/APAPI surface analyses. The tool can be used to define the PAPI/APAPI parameters for each runaway end in terms of the glidepath slope, the pilot’s eye height in relation to the instrument landing system (ILS) antenna (if applicable), the main gear height above the runway as it crosses the threshold, and the wingbar displacement from the runway end. This is to ensure the proper light color visibility for the pilot upon approach. SkySAFE 2.2 also includes compatibility with the latest 2023 editions of Autodesk’s AutoCAD® and Civil 3D® products.