Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) I (classroom)

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About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

Performance-based Navigation (PBN) is the most practical solution for the regulation of new navigation systems technology. PBN is based on Area Navigation, or RNAV, a method of navigation that permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of these. The PBN Manual (ICAO Doc. 9613) defines and standardizes this navigation capability. It contains a menu of navigation specifications and implementation guidance for States, aircraft operators, and air navigation service providers. Due to implementation being slower than agreed under Assembly Resolution A37-11, PBN implementation of RNAV and RNP air traffic services routes and approach procedures is currently a top priority of ICAO. Be brought up to date on the PBN concept, GNSS theory, RNAV, RNP and airspace planning and design with this foundation course. PBN II is a follow-on course on PBN implementation.

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Course code: TCVT-20

Course format

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of ICAO Doc 9750 Global Air Navigation Plan, ICAO Doc 9613 Performance-based Navigation Manual.
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

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Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) I (classroom)

United Kingdom, London (IATA)
22 - 26 July, 2024
Register before Apr 22, 2024 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 08 Jul
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Class no: 200824
English
USD 1,872
USD 2,408
Regular
USD 2,676

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Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) I (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
18 - 22 November, 2024
Register before May 18, 2024 to take advantage of the 25% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 28 Oct
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Class no: 201412
English
USD 1,755
USD 2,258
Regular
USD 2,509

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What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain what ICAO PBN is about
  • Understand the role of PBN in Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) and Continuous Descent and Continuous Climb Operations
  • Distinguish between different types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems
  • Explain the fundamentals of GNSS theory and GNSS separation standards and benefits
  • Know the basics of RNAV and RNP procedures design
  • Better understand Instrument Approach Procedures, Standard Instrument Departures and Arrivals (SIDs, STARs)

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Evolution of ICAO Navigation Specifications
    • ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan and timeline
    • FANS, CNS/ATM, RNP, RNP/RNAV
  • Types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems
    • RNAV systems and individual navigation system technologies: DME/DME, IRU, INS, GNSS, GPS, SBAS, GBAS, Galileo
  • GNSS theory, separation standards, benefits
    • GNSS constellations and augmentations systems
    • Space-based and ground-based augmentations
    • GPS receivers, RAIM, interference and NOTAMs
    • GNSS approvals, GNSS (RNAV) approaches
    • Lateral and longitudinal GNSS (RNAV) separation
    • How to validate RNAV and RNP procedures
  • RNAV and RNP procedure design
    • Enroute and TMA RNAV procedures
    • Enroute Area Navigation, route spacing and TLS
    • Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) Area Nav
    • Types of RNP and RNAV, regional variants
  • Instrument Approach Procedures
    • RNAV procedures and airspace design
    • Procedure protection area, airspace structure
  • Controlling aircraft using Standard Instrument Departures and Arrivals (SIDs, STARs)
    • Modular TMA area navigation implementation

Activities

  • Practical exercises

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Traffic Controllers, ANSP managers and supervisors
  • Beginner ATC procedures and airspace designers
  • Aircraft operators especially flight operations and planning managers and personnel
  • National and civil aviation authorities

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.

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