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Friday, January 11, 2013

New RNAV Routes Go Live in Gulf of Mexico

Two newly approved area navigation routes went live this week in the Gulf of Mexico, allowing the application of 50 n.m. lateral separations for qualified aircraft that are authorized for RNP.

(The new Gulf of Mexico RNAV routes)

IATA, along with several airlines and other users had input into the final design of the new “Lima” and “Mike” RNAV routes.

“The effort was led by the FAA's Houston Center, with contributions from our offices in Washington, SENEAM, Merida ACC, Monterrey ACC and ICAO,” a spokeswoman for FAA told AviationToday.

FAA launched the implementation of the new routes in October 2011. More 

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