"Keeping an eye on the competition"
A reader sent me this link to a short Westjet video on their new RNP (Required Navigation Performance) system. You are probably asking yourself, why is an Air Canada pilot promoting Westjet? I know about 40 Westjet pilots and we all have a job to do. Gee, I must be drinking some of that Westjet kool-aid. :)
I sure wish I had this system up and running when I flew into Cozumel, Mexico last night. We did an archaic 10 DME ARC VOR offset approach. This technology dates back to the fifties and sixties.
We at Air Canada are getting on board with the GPS approaches. Safety is number one, so GPS and RNP all help elevate the safety bar. Plus it translates into fuel savings.
There....how's that for some Air Canada kool-aid? :)
Thanks "Anon" for sending the link!