Editor's Note

Horizon Air Receives RNP 0.3 Approval

By Staff Writer | November 23, 2011
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Horizon Air has received approval from the FAA for Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.3 with Universal Avionics’ WAAS/SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS). This is the first authorization acquired for an operator of a turboprop aircraft for RNP with Authorization Required (AR) and the first RNP AR based on a SBAS platform.

The benefits of RNP AR include safety, operations efficiency and environment, and are a direct result from procedure design flexibility, reduced obstacle clearance areas and curved flight paths.

“RNP 0.3 is a very significant Ops Approval in that it proves that the Universal platform is very suitable for this kind of operation,” said Steve Bush, flight operations manager, Horizon Air.

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