Alaska Airlines said it became the first airline approved by US FAA to conduct its own Required Navigation Performance flight validation, which could lead to faster RNP procedure approvals. Director-Aerospace & Technology Sarah Dalton told ATWOnline that the carrier is not sure how much time it will save but added, "We could probably eliminate six months out of the process." She explained that in the past, "we submit the documentation to FAA for the procedure and they review it and ...

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