Although a move to satellite-based navigation is a fundamental tenet of NextGen, the FAA says it will keep at least one legacy ground-based instrument approach procedure (IAP) at each U.S. airport that already has such a procedure. The new policy, finalized June 27, is designed to reduce the number of ground-based VOR and non-directional beacon (NDB) instrument approaches at U.S. airports, while maintaining the ability for operators with legacy avionics to access an airport. The FAA says the ...

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