FAA this week released the second version of its road map for performance-based navigation as the agency accelerates the rollout of RNAV and RNP procedures designed to streamline aircraft routing and save fuel. Two of the main types of performance-based navigation are area navigation (RNAV) and required navigation performance (RNP). RNAV allows all types of aircraft to fly a more direct route than in the past, when they had to fly from one ground-based navaid to the next. RNP is ...

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