Online Training

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Operations Approval Course (PBNOP-TRG)


Course Description

The PBN implementation process represents a shift from sensor-based to performance-based navigation. PBN routes and procedures are designed to meet a required navigation performance (RNP) which is defined in terms of accuracy, integrity, availability, continuity and functionality for the proposed operations in the context of a particular airspace. Commercial air transport operators need to have an operational approval to fly PBN routes and procedures.

The goal of this course is to help understand the concept, implementation and operations approval process for PBN.


The following four online modules cover:

1.  Operations Approval. PBN Concept. PBN Operations Approval. States and Regulatory Agencies. State Decisions Influential Factors. Operational Approval Scope. Documentation. Operational Approval Formula.
2.  Operational approval content. Undocumented Certification Options. Certification actions scenarios. Operating Procedures. Flight Planning. Prior to Commencing PBN Operations. During PBN Operations. Non-normal Operations.
3.  Pilot, Dispatch, and Maintenance. Area Navigation principles. Navigation system principles. Equipment, Operations and Functionality. Flight Planning. SID and STARs. Approaches - RNP APCH. Navigation Data Chain. Navigation Database Requirements.
4.  Documentation. Operational Approval Application Documentation. Operational Approval Oversight.


Learning Objectives:

•  Characterize the PBN Concept;
•  Define a PBN Approval;
•  Characterize the documentation required for submission;
•  Define the process the regulator will follow.


Target Population: 

•  Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA);
•  Airline Personnel

More Information
Course duration 5 hours
Target population Air Traffic Control Officer
Training area Flight Safety and Safety Management
Training type Online