CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 509

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 2/10/17

 

Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 5, OpSpec/MSpec/LOA C073, Vertical Navigation (VNAV) Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) Using Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) as a Decision Altitude (DA)/Decision Height (DH).

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change incorporates new guidance into Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 5, Part C Operations Specifications—Airplane Terminal Instrument Procedures and Airport Authorizations and Limitations. It revises operations specification (OpSpec)/management specification (MSpec)/letter of authorization (LOA) C073 to delete a section that requires operators to have the Flight Path Angle (FPA) displayed in the cockpit. This change will now allow all operators with approved vertical navigation (VNAV) and databases to be authorized OpSpec/MSpec/LOA C073.