Risk Assessment on Vertical Collision of Paired-Approach to Closely Spaced Parallel Runways

  • Fei LuEmail author
  • Jing Zhang
  • Jun Wu
  • Zhaoyue Zhang
  • Yan Kang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 279)


In this paper, analysis is conducted on the risk assessment regarding the vertical collision of CSPR (Closely Spaced Parallel Runways) paired-approach, to ensure flight safety. A vertical kinematics equation is established with analysis of CSPR paired approach and starting from the preconditions that the proceeding aircraft altitude is lower than that of the following aircraft during paired approach: the time consuming of passing initial safety separation by the proceeding aircraft decelerated less or greater than that of the proceeding aircraft with uniform speed. Based on the two conditions, its corresponding risk-evaluation model is established, proceeding from the aircraft ADS-B data and the analysis on the relation between aircraft position error and altitude maintain ability, relevant model parameters specified. Conclusion has been achieved on risk assessment that implementing vertical collision risk of paired approach has little to do with aircraft type and initial longitudinal separation, but has more correlation with initial vertical interval and aircraft altitude maintain ability; rules of at least 180-m vertical interval and altitude error not exceeding 40.77 m (within 95% flight time) must be obeyed when paired approach applied.


CSPR paired-approach Risk of collision Safety assessment Positioning error 



The authors were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.71701202).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Lu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jing Zhang
    • 1
  • Jun Wu
    • 1
  • Zhaoyue Zhang
    • 1
  • Yan Kang
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil Aviation University of ChinaTianjinChina
  2. 2.China Cargo AirlinesShanghaiChina

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