Airspace MGT

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) European Concept (PBN001)


Description
PBN is one of several enablers of an Airspace Concept. The others are Communications, ATS Surveillance and ATM. The PBN Concept is comprised of three components: The Navigation Specification, the Navaid Infrastructure and the Navigation Application.

The Navigation Specification prescribes the performance requirements in terms of accuracy, integrity, continuity for proposed operations in a particular Airspace. The Navigation Specification also describes how these performance requirements are to be achieved i.e., which navigation functionalities are required to achieve the prescribed performance. Associated with the navigation specification are requirements related to pilot knowledge and training and operational approval. A Navigation Specification is either an RNP specification or an RNAV specification. An RNP specification includes a requirement for on-board self-contained performance monitoring and alerting while an RNAV specification does not.

The Navaid Infrastructure relates to ground- or space-based navigation aids that are called up in each Navigation Specification. The availability of the navaid infrastructure has to be considered in order to enable the navigation application.

The Navigation Application refers to the application of the Navigation Specification and Navaid Infrastructure in the context of an airspace concept to ATS routes and instrument flight procedures.

The Navigation Capability graphic depicts the overall Navigation Capability and the relationship between the navigation specifications defined within the ICAO PBN Concept:

Content
  • PBN02 PBN INTRODUCTION
  • PBN03 AIRSPACE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
  • PBN04 PLANNING -Activities 1-3
  • PBN05 PLANNING - Activities 4-6
  • PBN06 AIRSPACE DESIGN - Activity 7
  • PBN07 AIRSPACE DESIGN - Activities 8-10
  • PBN08 AIRSPACE CONCEPT VALIDATION - Activity 11
  • PBN09 VALIDATION - Activities 12-13
  • PBN10 IMPLEMENTATION - Activities 14-17
  • PBN11 LESSONS LEARNT
  • PBN12 FLIGHT CREW AND AIR TRAFFIC OPERATIONS
  • PBN13 PBN SAMPLES
  • PBN14 LINKING NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE_ FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND ROUTES
  • PBN15 STRATEGIC DE-CONFLICTION OF RNAV OR RNP ROUTES IN A RADAR ENVIRONMENT
  • PBN16 STRATEGIC DE-CONFLICTION OF RNAV OR RNP ROUTES IN A RADAR ENVIRONMENT - Europe
  • PBN17 NAVIGATION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT FOR AIRSPACE PLANNING _ MIXED MODE OPERATIONS
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever