Investigating what goes on behind the scenes to keep aeroplanes in the air, General Electric have re-imagined flight paths using new photography technology. The engine, flight path and aircraft systems wing of the multinational conglomerate corporation – GE Aviation are currently bringing in Required Navigation Performance (RNP) to airline carriers worldwide.
The diagram above visualizes typical flight navigation approach paths against the ‘new Optimized RNP path’.
Optimized RNP uses on-board navigation that allows planes to follow a more precise track than methods that rely on ground-based beacons or radar. This means a significantly reduced fuel burn, shorter flights, and lowered noise from landing aircraft.
GE’s video below captures the incredible beauty and ‘intricate choreography’ of flying over one day;