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Aviation Glossary :: LNAV/VNAV  Aviation Glossary :: LNAV/VNAV FAA Written Test Preparation
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Lateral navigation/vertical navigation minimums provided for RNAV systems that include both lateral and vertical navigation (e.g., WAAS avionics approved for LNAV/VNAV, certified barometric VNAV with IFR approach certified GPS). Procedure minimums altitude is published as DA (decision altitude).
source: FAA Advanced Avionics Handbook (FAA-H-8083-6)
Identifies APV minimums developed to accommodate an RNAV IAP with vertical guidance, usually provided by approach certified Baro-VNAV, but with lateral and vertical integrity limits larger than a precision approach or LPV. LNAV stands for Lateral Navigation; VNAV stands for Vertical Navigation. These minimums can be flown by aircraft with a statement in the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) that the installed equipment supports GPS approaches and has an approach-approved barometric VNAV, or if the aircraft has been demonstrated to support LNAV/VNAV approaches. This includes Class 2, 3 and 4 TSO-C146 WAAS equipment. Aircraft using LNAV/VNAV minimums will descend to landing via an internally generated descent path based on satellite or other approach approved VNAV systems. WAAS equipment may revert to this mode of operation when the signal does not support “precision” or LPV integrity. Since electronic vertical guidance is provided, the approach minimum altitude will be published as a decision altitude (DA).
source: ICAO Aviation Chart Glossary

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