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Friday, March 8, 2013

South African Airways Approved for RNP AR Procedures

South African Airways (SAA) has received approval from the South African Civil Aviaiton Authority (SACAA) to launch Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures at Cape Town International Airport.

Airbus ProSky subsidiary Quovadis, in collaboration with local air traffic control officials, assisted SAA in designing the new RNP AR procedures using visual tracks in and out of Cape Town that were already in-use.

The SACAA approval allows SAA to launch the first RNP AR procedures in Africa.

“Now, South Africa is ready for a wider PBN deployment in line with ICAO recommendations. We have had great support from Quovadis and achieved all our objectives. We look forward to future implementations and procedure design,” said Johnny Woods, director of flight operations at SAA. 

Related: Air Traffic Management News

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