Trial landings have commenced at the new Mopa airport at
Goa setting the stage for commissioning of the airport soon.
The Mopa airport has completed the required navigation
performance procedure from both the approaches of the newly constructed
runways. An Airbus A 320 aircraft belonging to Indigo airlines equipped with
RNPrequipment was tested and validated for the accuracy and flyability
RNP is a family
of navigation specifications under Performance Based Navigation (PBN), which permit the operation of aircraft along a precise
flight path with a high level of accuracy and the ability to determine aircraft
position with both precision and integrity," the airport release stated..
An official of the airport said we have successfully
completed the Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedure at the upcoming
New Goa International Airport. RNP procedure ensures integrity and accuracy and
helps an aircraft follow specific paths using board equipment.
"This procedure not only offers safety benefits by
means of its precision and accuracy, but it also enhances operational
efficiency by minimizing multiple step-downs, inaccurate circling approaches..
New Goa International
Airport will soon become the airport of choice for airlines, passengers, and
all stakeholders by unlocking the true potential of Goa.