EUROCONTROL Guidelines for Area Proximity Warning (APW) - Part I to III

18 January 2017
Edition 1.0

These Guidelines specify the minimum requirements and provide comprehensive guidance for the definition, implementation, optimisation and operation of Area Proximity Warning (APW).

  • Part I - describes the APW concept of operations and specific requirements on APW
  • Part II - contains overall guidance for the complete lifecycle of APW
  • Part III - specifies a generic example of an APW implementation and provides detailed guidance for optimisation and testing of APW

Together with similar Guidelines for Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA), Approach Path Monitor (APM) and Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW), these documents provide Level 3 documentation for evolutionary improvement of ground-based safety nets.