Re: FMS Approach?

Date:         30 Apr 97 03:19:09 
From:         Dave English <english@skygod.com>
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A Flight Management System (FMS) approach is much like any
other instrument approach, except that it uses the full
navigation capabilities of the FMS computer rather than
regular VOR, ILS etc.  Advantages include better fuel
economy, less autopilot programming by the crew in the busy
terminal area, and less ATC instructions.

Since you need high-end FMS equipment -- plus the airlines
often commission these semi-private approaches -- the
plates are not in regular NOS books, but are supplied by
Jeppesen to participating airlines.

Hope this helps,

 -- Dave.

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