US and European aviation regulators
have approved the integrity of navigation data provided by Boeing aeronautical
charting subsidiary Jeppesen,
enabling carriers to use the information for precision area navigation procedures.
Jeppesen has received letters of
acceptance from the US FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) following
audits of its data capture, management and verification processes.
company states that it is the first navigation data provider to receive such
clearance from both regulators.
feel this is a significant accomplishment and one that further validates our
position as the leader in worldwide navigation data,” says Jeppesen vice-president for quality Sandy Stedman.
follows EASA approval earlier this month of similar data-gathering processes by
Lufthansa Systems and European Aeronautical Group.
using the navigation data will be able to implement new precision area
navigation (P-RNAV) procedures which require aircraft to be able to maintain a
track with lateral accuracy of 1nm (1.85km) for 95% of the time.