The FINANCIAL — Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has become the first airline in India, to have obtained regulatory approval for the use of RNAV1 (Area Navigation) across its entire jet aircraft fleet. This is subsequent to the recently introduced Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures in India.
Additionally, Jet Airways has also become the first airline in India to have obtained regulatory approval for the conduct of RNP 0.3 approaches at applicable airfields.
With this advanced technology, a very high level of navigational accuracy is achieved, thus enabling better airspace utilisation through stringent accuracy requirements. This method allows aircraft to operate on any station referenced navigation aids or self contained aids or both, thus enabling optimization of airspace, reducing dependency on routes based on ground navigation aids and permitting reduced separation between two airborne aircrafts, without compromising safety standards.
Accordingly, Jet Airways has trained its jet fleet pilots to operate these procedures.
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways commented, “The continuing growth of aviation calls for efficient utilisation of available airspace to enhance operational efficiency. At Jet Airways we are proud that we have become the first airline in India to be approved by Regulatory authorities to use RNAV 1 Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and conduct RNP 0.3 approaches wherever appropriate. This is proof of our greater commitment to safety of operations “