RNP AR Upgrades Atlantic Airways’ Operations

By Cathy Buyck
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 26, 2013

Atlantic Airways is one of Europe's smallest flag carriers, yet its tiny size did not stop it from being the first commercial operator to introduce required navigation performance with authorization required 0.1 (RNP AR 0.1) tailored procedures with its Airbus A319 in Europe.

The design, validation and implementation of the satellite-based approach-and-takeoff system to the most accurate level of 0.1 of a nautical mile represented a major investment for Atlantic Airways, which carried just 208,000 passengers on scheduled flights to and from the Faroe Islands in 2012.

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