Introduction to PBN for Continuing Airworthiness Staff – 1/2 Day


ICAO performance-based navigation (PBN) specifies that aircraft required navigation performance (RNP) and area navigation (RNAV) systems performance requirements be defined in terms of accuracy, integrity, availability, continuity, and functionality required for the proposed operations in the context of a particular airspace, when supported by the appropriate navigation infrastructure.

Historically, aircraft navigation specifications have been specified directly in terms of sensors (navigation beacons and/or waypoints). A navigation specification that includes an additional requirement for on-board navigation performance monitoring and alerting is referred to as a required navigation performance (RNP) specification. One not having such requirements is referred to as an area navigation (RNAV) specification.

Performance requirements are identified in navigation specifications, which also identify the choice of navigation sensors and equipment that may be used to meet the performance requirements. The navigation specifications provide specific implementation guidance in order to facilitate global harmonisation.

This course focuses on the needs of the Part M Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation (CAMO) Maintenance Staff and Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) Part 145. It is also appropriate for Operations Technical Staff and quality Assurance Auditors

Who is this course for?

Regulatory Authority Members, Flight Safety Department Managers and Inspectors with operational oversight responsibilities.​Operations Accountable Managers and proposed Nominated Persons (NP) Flight OPS, Maintenance Planning (CAMO) and Maintenance OPS (145) , Crew Training and Ground Ops, Compliance Monitoring Managers (Quality Managers) and Auditors, Safety Managers, Flight Safety Officers, Flight Operations Officers and Cabin Crew Management.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) ​Understand the background to PBN technology

b) Be able to Implement Quality Control Process and Procedures related to PBN OPS

c) Understand the requirements related to Quality & Safety organisational obligations including Quality Assurance (QA) & Quality Control (QC)

d) Communicate PBN requirements and explain the required organisational processes to ensure effective compliance

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

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What Makes SAS Introduction to PBN for Continuing Airworthiness Staff Training Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction to Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

– Abbreviations & Terms

– Evolution of ICAO Navigation Specifications

– ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan and Timeline

– EASA Regulatory Drivers For PBN

– FAA Regulatory Drivers For PBN

– Future Air Navigation System FANS

– Airline Operations & Maintenance Responsibilities related to FANS

– Considering CNS/ATM, Communications, navigation, and surveillance systems (CNS) and Air Traffic Management System (ATM)

– Review of RNAV/RNP-equipped Flight Management Systems (FMS)


A background or understanding of Operations within European aviation will be an advantage

Learning Objectives

To familiarize current AOC holders and other Operational and Concerned Personnel Maintenance Management & Operations with a detailed understanding of EASA Part OPS Structure and Environment related to PBN.

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1/2 day – Start at 09.00 and finish at 13.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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