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RVR for non-precision approach

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RVR for non-precision approach

Required RVR. The lowest minima to be used by an operator for non-precision approaches are:

Table 4a
RVR for non-precision approach — full facilities

Non-precision approach minima Full facilities (Notes 1, 5, 6 and 7)
MDH versus RVR/Aeroplane Category

MDH A B C D
250-299 ft 800m 800m 800m 1200m
300-449 ft 900m 1000m 1000m 1400m
450-649 ft 1000m 1200m 1200m 1600m
650 ft and above 1200m 1400m 1400m 1800m

Table 4b
RVR for non-precision approach — intermediate facilities

Non-precision approach minima Intermediate facilities (Notes 2, 5, 6 and 7)
MDH versus RVR/Aeroplane Category

MDH A B C D
250-299 ft 1000m 1100m 1200m 1400m
300-449 ft 1200m 1300m 1400m 1600m
450-649 ft 1400m 1500m 1600m 1800m
650 ft and above 1500m 1500m 1800m 2000m

Table 4c
RVR for non-precision approach — basic facilities

Non-precision approach minima Basic facilities (Notes 3, 5, 6 and 7)
MDH versus RVR/Aeroplane Category

MDH A B C D
250-299 ft 1200m 1300m 1400m 1600m
300-449 ft 1300m 1400m 1600m 1800m
450-649 ft 1500m 1500m 1800m 2000m
650 ft and above 1500m 1500m 2000m 2000m

Table 4d
RVR for non-precision approach — Nil approach light facilities

Non-precision approach minima Nil approach light facilities (Notes 4, 5, 6 and 7)
MDH versus RVR/Aeroplane Category

MDH A B C D
250-299 ft 1500m 1500m 1600m 1800m
300-449 ft 1500m 1500m 1800m 2000m
450-649 ft 1500m 1500m 2000m 2000m
650 ft and above 1500m 1500m 2000m 2000m

Note 1: Full facilities comprise runway markings, 720 m or more of HI/MI approach lights, runway edge lights, threshold lights and runway end lights. Lights must be on.
Note 2: Intermediate facilities comprise runway markings, 420-719 m of HI/MI approach lights, runway edge lights, threshold lights and runway end lights. Lights must be on.
Note 3: Basic facilities comprise runway markings, Note 4: Nil approach light facilities comprise runway markings, runway edge lights, threshold lights, runway end lights or no lights at all.
Note 5: The tables are only applicable to conventional approaches with a nominal descent slope of not greater than 4°. Greater descent slopes will usually require that visual glide slope guidance (e.g. PAPI) is also visible at the minimum descent height.
Note 6: The above figures are either reported RVR or meteorological visibility converted to RVR as in subparagraph (h) below.
Note 7: The MDH mentioned in Table 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d refers to the initial calculation of MDH. When selecting the associated RVR, there is no need to take account of a rounding up to the nearest ten feet, which may be done for operational pur- poses, e.g. conversion to MDA.

Source: EU-OPS

See also:
Non-precision approach
RVR for non-precision approach
System minima for non-precision approach aids

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