Estudio TCAS y GPWS de Vueling en 2016
Document typeBachelor thesis
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This report explains the study carried out to analyze all events TCAS (Traffic Colision Avoidance System) and GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System) happened in Vueling company throughout 2016. First of all, it is put into the situation of which were the reasons that makes the systems implemented as well as the logic of them in order to understand their behavior during flight and have an explanation of why they have took place in. The objectives of this study is to have a register of all the events which have been occurred in 2016 and find a cause to a possible repetitively of them and then, analyze through the department to consider possible actions to mitigate it in case it is necessary. There is a feeling which part of TCAS events of the whole year were caused by the excessive rate of the Vueling aircraft speed. However, in terms of GPWS events there is an evidence of repetition in some airports and it is expected that these events do not come out of already known conditions. Related to the study carried out with all the events TCAS, all data obtained has been analyzed with the company analysis program, Flightscape. After that, a cross-check study has been done with Flightradar, website which shows the information of air traffic in real time and allows you to search for replays of aircrafts during a period of times of six months. It has to be mentioned that this cannot be achieved without the account of the department which has the corresponding permissions to take a look at all the database, identifying the aircraft intruder and analyzing the event. On the other hand, with GPWS events, this part of the whole study was done only with Flightscape program and then analyzing relevant information of the event. With the results obtained and without finding a repetitively which takes the department part in to mitigate this issue, Safety Note will be published to inform all the pilots of company about the facts which have been occurred in 2016.