EASA and FAA approve Jeppesen data for P-RNAV

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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.

The company states that it is the first navigation data provider to receive such clearance from both regulators.

“We 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.

It follows EASA approval earlier this month of similar data-gathering processes by Lufthansa Systems and European Aeronautical Group.

Carriers 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.