Atlantic Airways (Vagar, Faroe Islands) has added its first Airbus A319. The pictured 144-seat A319-115 OY-RCG (msn 5079, ex D-AVYN) was added to the fleet on March 22. It was placed into revenue service on the Vagar-Copenhagen route on March 28 per Airline Route.
Atlantic Airways is also the first European airline to use required navigation performance (RNP) procedures on a revenue flight with this A319 according to the ERA.
According to the ATC Network, “the RNP-AR 0.1 navigation system was developed by Airbus subsidiary Quovadis, working with Atlantic Airways as part of a bespoke Airbus A319 package. It uses sophisticated positioning equipment to enable flight crews to operate approach and take-offs in challenging weather conditions that are typical in the Faroe Islands. It also guides pilots along the non-linear approach path to Vágar Airport, necessitated by the high terrain at either end of the runway.”
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Copyright Photo: Jákup Persson. OY-RCG arrives at the remote and challenging Vagar Airport in the Faroe Islands in the new 2012 livery.