The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to offer new certification specifications for airport design, in a bid to make operations for large aircraft simpler at existing airports.
The new proposals are centred around the improvements and technological advancements in modern aircraft guidance systems.
EASA aims to increase airport capacity across the region without compromising safety and security aspects, with a particular focus on currently congested airports and aerodromes, and in a bid to reduce operational and infrastructure costs.
EASA also hopes that the proposed amendments to CS will deliver environmental benefits via an increased efficiency of land use and fewer construction materials being used.
The Notice of Proposed Amendment will be open to the public for comment until the end of May 2017.