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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FAA to Launch NextGen Procedures in Portland

FAA will introduce area navigation (RNAV) approach procedures for pilots using Portland International Airport (PDX) starting in 2013.

A collaborative effort between FAA, the Port of Portland and airlines created six RNAV approaches, which enables aircraft to fly any desired flight path within the coverage of ground or space-based navigation aids.

“These new procedures in Portland are the building blocks of NextGen,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “NextGen initiatives underway in major regions across the country are helping deliver more on-time flights for consumers, reducing fuel consumption for airlines and creating an even safer aviation system.” 

"These procedures will continue to enhance operational safety and efficiency at this important airport while improving air quality around Portland,” said Acting Administrator Michael Huerta. More

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