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


In this 5-day course for participants from Air Navigation Service Providers on Performance-based Navigation (PBN) implementation, you will learn how to put into practice instrument procedures based on PBN navigation specifications and how to manage related airspace changes as a project. This course concentrates on basic Terminal Manoeuvring Area (TMA) airspace design.

Due to PBN implementation being slower than agreed under Assembly Resolution A37-11, implementation of RNAV and RNP air traffic services routes and approach procedures are currently a top priority of ICAO. Participants from airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities are recommended to take the related course in PBN Operational Approvals for CAAs and Airlines.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TCVT-21

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Participants should have prior knowledge of ICAO PBN documents or have completed IATA’s Performance-based Navigation I course
  • Recommended level is 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

Next class

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

Belgium, Brussels (IATA)
23 - 27 November, 2020
Register before 25 Aug, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 02 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110569 English
Dev. Nations
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
USD 3,100

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Build on your knowledge of PBN and its applications that you have learned in PBN I
  • Assess the navigation infrastructure of your State’s airspace
  • Plan the implementation of simplified, harmonized, flexible airspace which takes advantage of Instrument Approach Procedures, Standard Instrument Departures and Arrivals (SIDs, STARs)
  • Build on your knowledge of ICAO airspace planning and design in order to determine requirements and identify the relevant Navigation Specification for Enroute and the Terminal Area (TMA)
  • Draft safety assessment reports
  • Be familiar with the responsibilities of flight validation and flight inspection
  • Understand the PBN approval process

    Course content

    • PBN navigation specifications as defined in the ICAO Doc 9613 AN/937 Performance-based Navigation Manual
    • Area navigation turns and path-terminators, and PBN recognized area navigation systems
    • Implementation guidance for States and ANSPs
    • Project Management relating to airspace changes due to PBN Implementation
    • TMA Airspace design with practical exercises
    • PBN obligations for regulators
    • Publication and promulgation of information for Air Operators relating to PBN implementation.

    Download the Outline


    • Practical exercises

    Who should attend

    This course is recommended for:

    • ANS Provider managers responsible for the implementation and approval of PBN navigation specification procedures
    • Airspace planners tasked with changing TMA airspace from conventional or regional area navigation to PBN area navigation
    • Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO)

    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.

    Need Help?

    We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies for advertising purposes. Please see our privacy policy and cookies help page for complete information.