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Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) I (Classroom, 5 days)


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Gain an overview of the Performance-based Navigation (PBN) concept, GNSS theory, Area Navigation (RNAV), RNP and airspace planning and design.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will:

  • Understand the history of the ICAO Performance-based Navigation (PBN) concept
  • Understand the latest on the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc 9750)
  • Be current on the types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems
  • Understand the fundamentals of GNSS theory, GNSS separation standards, and the benefits
  • Apply the basics of RNAV and RNP procedures design
  • Be more familiar with Instrument Approach Procedures, Standard Instrument Departures and Arrivals (SIDs and STARs)

Course content

Evolution of ICAO Navigation Specifications leading up to the PBN concept

  • The need for a global plan for implementation and harmonization of CNS/ATM systems around the world
  • The ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan and timeline
  • FANS, CNS/ATM, RNP, RNP/RNAV
  • Relevant ICAO Specifications, in particular for en-route, terminal area and approach
  • Regional differences and harmonization
  • PBN in relation to existing and future airspace structures

Types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems

  • RNAV systems and the following individual navigation system technologies: DME/DME, IRU, INS, GNSS, GPS, SBAS, GBAS, Galileo etc.

Fundamentals of GNSS theory and GNSS separation standards and benefits

  • The evolution of GNSS constellations and their augmentations systems (ABAS)
  • Space-based and ground-based GNSS augmentations (SBAS, GBAS)
  • GPS receiver and Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitor (RAIM)
  • GNSS interference and relevant NOTAMs
  • GNSS approvals
  • GNSS (RNAV) approaches
  • Lateral and longitudinal GNSS (RNAV) separation standards and benefits
  • Other RNAV (GNSS) procedures
  • Overview of how to validate RNAV and RNP procedures

Fundamentals of RNAV and RNP procedure design

  • En-route and Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) RNAV procedures
  • En-route Area Navigation, route spacing and the TLS
  • Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) Area Navigation
  • Planning TMA Area Navigation Design and Implementation
  • Types of RNP and RNAV, and the regional variants

Instrument Approach Procedures

  • Conventional and Area Navigation (RNAV) procedures and their influence on airspace design
  • Procedure protection areas and their effect on airspace structure

Controlling aircraft using Standard Instrument Departures and Arrivals (SIDs, STARs)

  • Modular approach to TMA area navigation implementation

Area Navigation Review

  • Discussion on PBN and in particular RNAV and RNP to summarize all topics covered

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs)
  • Managers and supervisors from Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA)
  • Personnel wishing to know the fundamentals of Air Traffic Control procedures and airspace design
  • Airline managers and operational staff
  • Aircraft Operations and Flight Planning personnel

 

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