Boeing, Jeppesen Technology Demonstrate RNP In China | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.15.17

Wed, May 14, 2008

Boeing, Jeppesen Technology Demonstrate RNP In China

Expands Market For China Eastern Airlines

On Tuesday, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-700 completed a flight into China's Lijiang Airport to validate the capability and benefits of an advanced navigation method known as Required Navigation Performance (RNP).

RNP uses global-positioning satellites and onboard flight-management systems to guide airplanes along precise flight paths with pinpoint accuracy. RNP flight procedures provide operators a highly effective tool to enable safe and efficient operations in challenging terrain and weather conditions, such as those at Lijiang, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains.

Advanced arrival procedures like RNP will allow airlines to significantly save on fuel and reduce flight delays by enabling airplanes to fly the most direct route to the runway.

Boeing, Jeppesen, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the US Federal Aviation Administration, and CEA have been working together to expand new air traffic routes in China using this sophisticated technology. The RNP arrival and departure procedures for Lijiang were designed by Jeppesen, a wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary.

"RNP represents a larger effort to improve the efficiency, capacity and environmental performance of the global air transportation system," said Dan Mooney, vice president of Regulatory Affairs for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

"I'm proud that Boeing and China continue to build on their long history of working together for the advancement of aviation in the region," Mooney added.

Previously, Boeing teamed with CAAC and Air China in 2004 in a successful RNP demonstration at Lhasa Gongga Airport, with three world firsts: the first 757 RNP flight, the first RNP flight at an airport with an elevation over 11,000 feet; and the first RNP flight in Asia.

Last year, Boeing in cooperation with China Eastern Airlines, CAAC and the FAA completed a 737-700 RNP flight into Linzhi Airport in Tibet.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.jeppesen.com, www.ce-air.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's l>[...]

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinsta>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chas>[...]

Darwin Airlines Faces Bankruptcy

Swiss Regional Carrier Has Been Grounded For Two Weeks Swiss regional carrier Darwin Airlines has finally thrown in the towel and admitted it is facing bankruptcy two weeks after t>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.17.17)

"Bringing ESPRESSO this far has been a great accomplishment, with contributions from an international consortium as well as many different groups within ESO: engineers, astronomers>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC