December 16, 2013
AirAsia receives RNP Operations Approval with GE Aviation’s Support
AirAsia received approval to fly Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight paths in Malaysia, with support from GE Aviation. The Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation Authority (DCA), the regulator and air navigation service provider, granted the nation’s first RNP operations approval November 28th following a successful RNP flight validation conducted at Penang October 18th. GE Aviation, AirAsia and the DCA have collaborated on the nation-wide flight path program since 2012 to improve operational efficiency at 15 airports in Malaysia. To date, GE Aviation’s Flight Efficiency Services has delivered flight procedures for seven airports; Penang, Kuching, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Miri, Sibu and Kota Bharu, with the remaining eight airports to follow.