Gol Transportes Aereos (Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.) (Sao Paulo), the self-proclaimed largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, is also the first Brazilian airline to use RNP-AR-Approach (Required Navigation Performance), which reduces noise, cuts flight times, saves fuel and, consequently, diminishes the atmospheric emission of polluting gases. Last Saturday (May 5, 2012), the airline conducted the operational validation flight and obtained authorization from ANAC (Brazil’s civil aviation authority) to utilize the RNP-AR-Approach procedures designed by DECEA (Airspace Control Department) at Santos Dumont Airport, in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, Gol is training the crew for this operation, expected to be fully implemented by July 2012.
Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati. Boeing 737-75B PR-GOE is pictured at the downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.
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