Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) II (classroom)



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About the course

5-day (40 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

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.

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Course code: TCVT-21

Course format


  • 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

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.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

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

    The key topics that are covered during this course include:

    • 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.


    • 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.

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