Carrier Aims To Improve Efficiency
Under a recently signed Letter of
Intent, Jeppesen and Continental Airlines have begun working
together to define a multi-year Required Navigation Performance
Continental is actively adopting the latest technology for its
flight operations, including Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services
from Jeppesen. The RNP program is another indicator of how the
airline is using technology to maximize efficiency, and reduce its
"This technology allows us to use a more efficient path through
the sky, which benefits our customers and the environment," said
Fred Abbott, vice president, Flight Operations at Continental
Airlines. "Jeppesen has provided navigation services for
Continental for many years and we look forward to working with them
on implementation of this technology."
Jeppesen has extensive experience designing and developing RNP
procedures for clients around the world and is uniquely positioned
to offer a wide array of RNP services, such as RNP procedure
maintenance, validation/comparison services on RNP procedure
navigation data, charting and database coding for RNP procedures,
FAA-qualified RNP consulting, and more.
"Continental Airlines has been a long time key partner for
Jeppesen, and we are actively working together to enable their
transition from paper- to electronic-based services," said Thomas
Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation.
"We are very pleased to now be exploring how we can offer a wide
range of RNP services to further help Continental take advantage of
the latest navigation technology."
RNP is a crucial element in the transformation of airspace
toward what will eventually become a nationwide and worldwide
performance-based Air Traffic Management structure. Full RNP and
Performance Based Navigation benefits will be realized once this
structure is complete; however, vast cost reductions, efficiency
improvements, and regulatory cooperation are already available to