Welcome to the official launch page for BridgeNet’s premier flight procedure modeling software, VOLANS! This page provides the platform to launch VOLANS from your internet browser. Click on the Volans button below to get started.

Why should I use this program?

VOLANS is a web-based application designed to create, evaluate and display flight operations in 3D. This software tool evaluates the acoustic and environmental impacts from new Performance Based Procedures as well as new runways and airfield configurations, providing a display of noise impacts using various acoustic parameters including A-weighted noise levels and audibility detection. VOLANS can be used for all classes of aircraft operations ranging from commercial jets on a single runway to metroplex operations.

Who is using Volans?

Volans was created to fill the void between the charted new procedures and how those procedures are actually flown. Not many of us can look at an instrument chart and figure out heads or tails. Volans replaced the chart with a 3D depiction of the procedure that can now be easily explained to any number of stakeholders. Volans has been dispatched throughout the world, including being used by government agencies and airports.

You have the option to create a shortcut on your desktop to make login to VOLANS simple and easy by clicking the ‘More’ button on the login screen!


What do I need to run VOLANS?
VOLANS requires Java SE 6 update 18 or newer. Click on the Java icon below to determine the version of Java your computer is running and download a newer version if required.

Now that I have Java, what else do I need to run VOLANS

That’s all you need! If you want to drill a little deeper the following link will run a brief diagnostic to check your system for the recommended minimum software and hardware to successfully run VOLANS on your desktop, laptop, PC, or Mac. VOLANS should be able to operate smoothly and seamlessly, showing aircraft operating in “real time”, sped up or slowed down.