Naverus said that Air China, with support from CAAC, successfully completed an RNP validation flight to Tibet's Linzhi Airport on Sept. 2 using an A319. Naverus called the 95-mi. RNP approach into the Himalayan airport at 9,760 ft. elevation "one of the longest and most challenging commercial jetliner landing paths." Without RNP, the airport "is accessible by air only 100 days a year, in daylight only, due to weather and terrain challenges."

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