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Performance Based Navigation

PBN aims to establish a global standard for the specifications of RNAV and RNP, while also reducing the proliferation of various navigation specifications worldwide.


It introduces a fresh approach by utilizing Area Navigation (RNAV) systems. Instead of solely focusing on required performance accuracy, PBN transitions towards a comprehensive framework defined by the ICAO PBN Manual (Doc 9613):

PBN is an area navigation method that sets performance requirements for aircraft operating along an ATS route, during an instrument approach procedure, or within a designated airspace.


These performance requirements are expressed through navigation specifications, which encompass accuracy, integrity, continuity, and functionality necessary for the intended operation within a specific airspace concept.


The choice of navigation infrastructure, such as the availability of GNSS Signal-In-Space or other relevant systems, is considered to enable the navigation application.


To describe PBN effectively, it relies on the utilization of RNAV and RNP applications, each associated with their respective RNAV and RNP operations.

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PBN and RAKL Avi

RAKL Avi is a leading provider of air traffic management solutions and services. We specialize in helping organizations manage their air traffic, reduce delays, and increase safety. Our team of experienced professionals is knowledgeable in the area of Performance Based Navigation operations, and can help your organization integrate the latest technologies into their flight operations.

Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each customer, and our team of experts will work with you to ensure that you are receiving the most effective solutions and services available. With RAKL Avi, you can be sure that your organization is receiving the best possible air traffic management solutions.

PBN Benefits

Performance-based navigation (PBN) offers several benefits in aviation. Here are some of the key advantages:

Enhanced Safety

PBN enables more precise and accurate navigation, reducing the risk of accidents and enhancing overall flight safety. It provides pilots with better situational awareness, improved obstacle clearance, and enhanced separation between aircraft.

Increased Accessibility

PBN allows for the establishment of instrument flight procedures in areas that were previously unsuitable or challenging for conventional navigation methods. It opens up new routes and provides more flexibility, particularly in mountainous terrain, remote regions, and congested airspace.

Improved Efficiency

PBN facilitates optimized flight paths, leading to reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions, and cost savings for airlines. By employing direct routing and optimized descent and approach procedures, it minimizes flight distances and unnecessary diversions, resulting in shorter flight times and increased capacity in congested airspace.

Enhanced Airspace Capacity

PBN enables more precise control over aircraft positions, which allows for increased utilization of airspace. It facilitates the implementation of more efficient arrival and departure procedures, reducing delays and congestion at busy airports.

Noise Abatement

PBN offers the capability to design flight paths that minimize aircraft noise impact on communities near airports. By employing more accurate navigation, flight paths can be designed to avoid noise-sensitive areas, resulting in reduced noise pollution.

Global Standardization

PBN is based on globally standardized navigation specifications, such as Area Navigation (RNAV) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP). This standardization promotes harmonization and interoperability among aircraft and air navigation service providers worldwide.

Future Technology Integration

PBN serves as a foundation for integrating emerging technologies in aviation, such as satellite-based navigation systems (e.g., Global Navigation Satellite Systems, like GPS) and performance monitoring. It allows for easier implementation of future advancements and enables more efficient use of airspace.

Overall, performance-based navigation improves safety, efficiency, and capacity in aviation while reducing environmental impact. It supports the evolution of air transportation by leveraging advanced navigation capabilities and global standardization.

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