Performance Based Navigation

There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the concept of Performance Based Navigation, with terms such as: RNAV, RNP, GNSS, GLONASS, SBAS, GBAS, only adding to the dilemma.

Our One day intensive course will clearly explain these concepts and the terminology used to describe them, enabling our trainees to apply their acquired knowledge to the practical aspect of enroute, terminal and approach RNP operations. Our final exam is intensive and is designed ultimately to test that knowledge has indeed been gained before the applicable skill can be learned through practical application.

Among the concepts covered in detail are:

  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems and their design
  • Conventional Navigation Systems and reason for their use and/or demise
  • GNSS augmentation methods
  • Types of on-board GNSS systems and their capabilities
  • Navigation Performance specifications
  • The three pillars of the airspace concept and how PBN applies
  • Desired/defined path and associated errors
  • WGS84
  • Database coding
  • Human Factors

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“Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but — you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939

Did you know?

Performance Based Navigation allows for more efficient use of airspace.

Highways in the sky

Performance Based Navigation Theory Course Information

Duration: 6 hours