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IATA Enhances Navigation in The Americas
The International Air Transport Association is working closely with airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and national civil aviation regulators in Central and South America to incorporate area navigation and required navigation performance techniques that will allow airliners to fly more direct routes and thereby save fuel and lower exhaust emissions. Using satellite based navigation system, it is hoped that by eliminating the many doglegs flown along conventional routes, the airlines will be able to fly directly between airports and save up to $45 million in fuel costs alone.