Atlantic Gains RNP Approval

Faroe Islands carrier Atlantic Airways has been granted full authorisation from Danish regulatory authorities for its RNP-AR 0.1 (Required Navigation Performance, Authorisation Required) approach and departure satellite-based navigation system. The approval allows the airline to operate its A319s in and out of its Vágar base using very significantly reduced minima – the “decision heights” for either runway direction, at which flight crew make a decision whether the runway is visible and a landing is possible. Atlantic has been using RNP procedures since March 2012. The RNP-AR procedures use sophisticated positioning equipment to enable flight crews to fly an approach or take-off path that replicates the route that would be flown in visual meteorological conditions. Atlantic worked with Airbus subsidiary Quovadis to design the RNP-AR 0.1 application.

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