Did you know that in the past 5 years, 95 participants from 22 countries have taken this course with IATA?
5-day (40 hours) classroom 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.
Course code: TCVT-20
- 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
To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.
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)
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
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
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.