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The online wind farm Aviation Risk Assessment is launched

The online wind farm Aviation Risk Assessment is launched
April 11, 2014 Amy Sudbury

Online Wind Aviation AssessmentWith increased capabilities for delivering more in depth aviation risk analysis on a wind development, it is no surprise we were excited about the online release of the new Aviation Risk Assessment on Tuesday 8th April 2014.

The Aviation Risk Assessment is the evolution of our previous online Aviation Risk Report.

We have built upon its foundations by keeping existing features besides including some brand new ones that we hope you will appreciate:

Any questions?

If you have any specific queries about the new Risk Assessment, please just get in touch and we will be happy to help. You can email us using online@pagerpower.com or call +44 (0) 1787 319001.

Remaining Risk Report Features

It was our aim to give you more, not less. So the features of the old Aviation Risk Report still stand:

  • Still the same price of £295 (exc VAT).
  • Up to 3 line of sight charts per report – you will get a line of sight chart for each radar or AGA that is a “most significant risk” to your site.
  • Expert Commentary accompaniment available – for custom advice on how to progress.

New Features Explained:

Risk levels for all identified aviation risks – High, Medium or Low classification

Know where to channel your resources to overcome all the most important risks first. The Aviation Risk Assessment will give each identified aviation risk a level of HIGH, MEDIUM and LOW.

Extra clarity is given by sorting out the aviation risks into 3 types. We understand that there are multiple factors that can be classed as an aviation risk, so there are now icons to help distinguish between them:

  • Radar risk – a radar is likely to be affected by a turbine.
  • Obstruction risk – a turbine is tall enough to obstruct low flying aircraft.
  • Other risk – anything that is not a Radar or Obstruction risk.

Multiple turbine functionality – Assess additional turbines for a small extra fee

Find out the aviation risk of a wind farm development, whether it is 5 or 50 turbines, onshore or offshore, small or large; this assessment will work.

By paying £40 per extra turbine location added you can discover the risk level for each machine, in addition to the overall site risk.

A summary chart for quick visual interpretation of identified risks – ordered by stakeholder

The chart is perfect for understanding your wind development’s potential aviation risks at a glance. It plots each aviation risk in order of highest to lowest, and also groups them by relevant stakeholder.

For multiple turbine sites, the chart will show you the aviation risks for your whole project. There will only be one chart, however the plotted order will represent the total development.

For example, imagine that you run the assessment for 3 turbines, with references T1, T2 and T3.  After the analysis had been completed it was determined T2 had a HIGH radar risk from Claxby PSR, but T1 & T3 had only MEDIUM risk. You would see that on the Aviation Risk Chart Claxby PSR plotted as HIGH on the chart.

Inclusion of military low flying as well as NATS Air Ground Air (AGA) communication stations

These two risks have now been added to our comprehensive database, and will be included in the analysis. The total list of what is included in the UK assessment is stated below:

  • NATS En-Route Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR)
  • NATS En-Route Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)
  • Aeronautical Radio Navigation Beacons
  • Civil Airports
  • Heliports
  • Gliding Clubs
  • Microlight Airfields
  • Minor Airfields
  • Airstrips
  • Met (Weather) Radar
  • MOD Air Traffic Control Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR)
  • MOD Air Traffic Control Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)
  • MOD Air Defence Radar (PSR, ASACS)
  • MOD Precision Approach Radar (PAR)
  • MOD Threat Radar Sites
  • MOD Contractor Radar Installations
  • MOD Airbases
  • MOD Training Airfields
  • Military Low Fly Zones
  • MOD Range Radar

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