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What is the purpose of the Final Approach segment?
  • A
    To transition from the en-route phase to the approach phase.
  • B
    For speed adjustment and to configure the aircraft for landing.
  • C
    For aircraft alignment and descent for landing.
  • D
    To join the airways system with the ILS procedure.

ICAO Doc 8168
Chapter 4 - INTERMEDIATE APPROACH SEGMENT

4.1.1 Purpose

This is the segment during which the aircraft speed and configuration should be adjusted to prepare the aircraft for final approach. For this reason, the descent gradient is kept as shallow as possible.

Chapter 5 - FINAL APPROACH SEGMENT
5.1.1 Purpose

This is the segment in which alignment and descent for landing are made. Final approach may be made to a runway for a straight-in landing, or to an aerodrome for a visual manoeuvre.


Note:
• Intermediate Approach Segment => Speed and configuration should be adjusted.
• Final Approach Segment => Alignment and descent for landing are made.

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