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PANS-OPS Advanced: Performance-Based Navigation


Duration: 10 days

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Provide training on instrument flight procedure design, applying Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) criteria, as defined in ICAO PANS OPS Volume 2 Part III. The participant will understand the benefits provided by PBN in terms of efficiency and flexibility for flight operations, and be able to apply the acquired knowledge in their daily flight procedures design activities.

Teaching methods include Classroom and virtual. This course is open to Flight procedure designers who have already received initial training in PANS-OPS (i. e. Conventional navigation). This course is administered with a  minimum of 5 participants.

Course content

  • Quality Assurance in Airspace Design
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • The PBN concept (RNAV vs RNP)
  • Airspace Design Methodology
  • General concepts of PBN procedure construction
  • Path Terminators
  • RNAV/RNP departures and arrivals
  • RNP approaches, including SBAS and Baro-VNAV
  • BAS approaches
  • Charting
  • Flight Simulations
Duration: 10 days

Additional information

Scheduled dates

Jun 17-28 2024 – Madrid, On demand


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