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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

What's the significance of "/R" aircraft? Thanks.

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User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

/R means that the aircraft is capable of operating in Required Navagational Performance (RNP) airspace and routes. In other words, it has RNAV capability.

In addition, the aircraft has a Mode C transponder.

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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3471 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

/R = aircraft is equiped with functional transponder, altitude reporting and RNAV (Area) navigation equipment. RNP is just one of many methods of meeting the RNAV equipment requirement. There is also GPS, FMS, VORTAC computers, etc.


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User currently offlineNight_Flight From United States of America, joined May 1999, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

This is taken from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAR/AIM
AIM Section 5-1-7. Flight Plan – IFR Flights

NO DME
/X No Transponder
/T Transponder with no Mode C
/U Transponder with Mode C

DME
/D No Transponder
/B Transponder with no Mode C
/A Transponder with Mode C

TACAN ONLY
/M No Transponder
/N Transponder with no Mode C
/P Transponder with Mode C

AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV)
/Y LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS with no transponder
/C LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS, transponder with no Mode C
/I LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS, transponder with Mode C

ADVANCED RNAV WITH TRANSPONDER AND MODE C
/E Flight Management System (FMS) with en route, terminal, and approach capability (See FAR/AIM for requirements)
/F A single FMS with en route, terminal, and approach capability (See FAR/AIM for requirements)
/G Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipped aircraft with en route and terminal capability
/R Required Navigational Performance (Denotes capability to operate in RNP designated airspace and routes)
/W Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
/Q Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)



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User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3471 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1108 times:

Thanks for the reference Night_Flight. I queried AA management and FOT replied. I'm told the FAA made the "recent change" to AIM and AA had it "scheduled" for the September manual revision, but it "somehow didn't make it." I'm also told AA's computer was already displaying the change with notes on all flight plans except 737s (only RNP aircraft in AA's fleet = remained /R before & after the change). Finally, I'm told this change is "scheduled for the next revision."  Yeah sure Knowing management personnel, one can imagine the fast paperwork that might have been going on earlier today. Thanks again.  Big thumbs up



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