Southwest Airlines last month commenced Required Navigation Performance procedures for approaches at 11 airports, asserting that "these new efficient flight procedures and enhanced avionics" will save the LCC $16 million annually. It added that full implementation of RNP at all airports SWA serves would lead to more than $60 million in reduced costs annually. SWA in 2008 announced at ATW's Eco-Aviation conference that it would invest $175 million to implement RNP fleetwide ...

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