July 10, 2013
Universal Avionics’ Equipment assists Horizon Air in gaining approval for RNP 0.1 AR approach operations
Universal Avionics’ long-time customer, Horizon Air, has once again hit a new milestone. On June 25th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Horizon Air for Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.1 Authorization Required (AR) approach operations, supported with dual Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew WAAS/SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS). This is certainly a significant achievement as only one other airframe in aviation history has been approved for RNP 0.1 AR by the FAA. RNP AR approach operations require the highest level of navigation performance and are unlike any approaches familiar to most operators. The benefits, such as improved safety, efficiency and capacity, are a direct result from procedure design flexibility, reduced obstacle clearance areas and curved flight paths.