FAA’s Nav Lean Initiative Gears Up for NextGen

The FAA website's top story reflects the agency's commitment to speeding the transformation to NextGen. It explains that Performance Based Navigation Instrument Flight Procedures (IFPs) are the key to the benefits of switching from ground-based radar to satellite-based GPS. And based on recommendations from a task force assembled by RTCA, the FAA has launched what it calls "a Nav Lean program" to streamline all the components of requesting, prioritizing, developing and implementing IFPs. For more information, go to www.faa.gov.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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