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ATS Paper explains PBN

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) is now The Paper indicates that, despite the The definitions, names, and criteria for
being used in many states worldwide. new PBN approaches making some airports procedures and design are still evolving. For
IFALPA welcomes this development of the more accessible (and replacing hazardous, charting and information display, one chart
next-generation navigation application, rec- slow, steep turn departures with a may contain different types of approaches.
ognizing that PBN is necessary to resolve defined vertical performance rate with Pilots need to understand the conse-
the current effects on flight operations of minimal turns and therefore increased quences, recognize the minima they need to
increased air traffic, demands on airspace climb performance), there will need to fly and how the minima are flown, and they
capacity, an increased concentration on effi- be quality training of aircrews and a com- need to be educated about the technology.
ciency, and environmental requirements. mon level of proficiency established by The Paper also recognizes that aircrews
As PBN is implemented, several issues the users. operate globally, and they need a globally
have arisen that must be addressed, har- It emphasizes that training by “bulletin” harmonized procedure. IFALPA calls upon
monized, and standardized from individual is not an option and distance learning is not the International Civil Aviation Organization
user, aircraft, procedural/regulatory, and an option for acceptable proficiency demon- (ICAO) to promote harmonized state imple-
air traffic system management levels. stration. There needs to be specific simula- mentation of PBN.
The IFALPA Air Traffic Services (ATS) tor training, and the requirements for that In conclusion, the Paper states that
Committee, in conjunction with the Aircraft training are listed, including a call for a proper implementation by the states and
Design & Operation (ADO) Committee, greater understanding of abnormal proce- operators will avoid the risk of endangering
recently issued a PBN Position Paper. dures for situational awareness. the safe aviation system, and ensure the
The new Paper outlines the PBN concept Aircraft systems need to have common safety and efficiency benefits to be gained
and lists the advantages of the technology, “look and feel” characteristics – with com- by PBN.
which include an increase in capacity, mon procedures between applications and The complete Position Paper, Performance-
reduced environmental impact, expanded aircraft – and be intuitive for the pilot to Based Navigation, is available on the
surveillance capability, and improved air- readily interpret the information displayed Federation’s website in the Publications/
port access. and perform the proper procedures. IFALPA Statements section.


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