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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

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> Mind you that was in a Jetstream, I'm not sure if they do the same with proper airliners.

Yes, it's the same for everyone, that's why the whole airspace above (IIRC) FL90 is RNAV. This is part of the performance-based approach adopted by ICAO this century, and has the three main advantages of 1. saving fuel, 2. increasing capacity, 3. being more environmentally friendly.

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