Qatar Airways Launches Advanced Navigation Systems in Nepal
February 24, 2014
Qatar Airways, the national carrier for Qatar, has become the first airline in the world to operate an aircraft with a new navigational approach into Nepal utilising the latest aircraft technology.
The airline has implemented a Required Navigation Performance – Authorisation Required (RNP AR) approach into the Nepalese capital’s Tribhuvan International Airport, that allows for a smooth descent and fully stabilised approach, leading to significant safety improvements while landing in this difficult Himalayan country.
Working closely with key industry associates, Qatar Airways has partnered with the French procedures designer QUOVADIS, an Airbus owned company, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to design and implement the Kathmandu RNP AR procedure.