ENGLEWOOD, COLO., August 22, 2007 — Through a recently signed agreement, Jeppesen has been invited by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in a pilot program that will allow third party vendors to develop, quality assure, flight inspect/test, and maintain Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight procedures within the United States. Once Jeppesen reaches qualified status, the company will be able to complete all phases of designing and implementing new public RNP procedures within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).
"Jeppesen has developed numerous RNP and other types of procedures around the world, including recent work with Boeing at Linzhi airport in the mountainous region of Tibet," said Andy McDowell, senior manager, Airspace Services. "RNP represents a key part of the future air traffic management system, and Jeppesen is pleased to begin the process to become an FAA qualified vendor."
Jeppesen delivers complete end-to-end custom approach procedure design services, including technologically advanced RNAV and standard procedures around the globe, including countries that operate under PAN-OPS rules. Jeppesen can also design and deliver RNP procedures that offer near ILS precision and minimums, without the cost and maintenance associated with ground-based systems.
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