This Handbook is published as supporting material to the ICAO PBN Airspace Workshops being rolled out in various world regions. Intended as a prompt, the Handbook provides generic guidance on how to develop the airspace elements of an Airspace Concept in the context of PBN.
Distance Measuring Equipment Tracer (DEMETER) is a software tool that supports the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and navigation infrastructure planning (rationalization and evolution).
This information note explains ICAO’s Performance Based Navigation concept and introduces the Advanced RNP specification as the successor in Europe to B-RNAV and P-RNAV. Prepared by EUROCONTROL, this non-technical brief is intended primarily for airspace planners with a view to demonstrating the link that exists between airspace design and navigation capability.
The PBN concept represents a shift from sensor-based to performance-based navigation. It specifies aircraft RNAV system performance requirements in terms of accuracy, integrity, availability, continuity and functionality needed for the proposed operations in the context of a particular Airspace Concept.
5 December 2012
A leap towards achieving interoperability and a key enabler for extra airspace capacity