Eurocontrol Training Zone

The Eurocontrol Training Zone (TZ) is a digital learning environment that supports classroom and e-learning training.

The Training Zone is used by thousands of individual users to consult available courses, receive pre-course information and training material and to study online.

The TZ provides information about the full range of training products and services available from Eurocontrol.  Eurocontrol's training courses are delivered either in a traditional classroom setting or as e-learning.  Classroom courses are generally held at the Institute of Air Navigation Services (IANS) which is Eurocontrol's training centre, located in Luxembourg.  E-learning courses are provided through the Training Zone.

Eurocontrol provides a dedicated 4 day PBN classroom course and a PBN Awareness e-learning package.

Follow the link below to access the TZ, and then select the CNS area to see information on this PBN training available.  If you are interested then you can register for the particular training in the TZ.

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) for ECAC (Course code: NAV-PBN)

Objectives:

The course provides an introduction to the PBN concept and a high level understanding of the differing navigation infrastructure and aircraft functionalities supporting to the different navigation specifications.

After completing the course, participants will:

  • Understand the meaning and principles associated with area navigation (RNAV) and the PBN concept; and
  • Explain the difference between RNAV and RNP specifications; and
  • State which navigation applications support the different phases of flight; and
  • Describe PBN implementation processes; and
  • List the different stages of the PBN implementation processes.

Audience:

This classroom course is primarily designed for anyone involved in the airspace or navigation domains.  However, the course is suitable for anyone who wishes to obtain a good understanding of PBN and the implementation processes that must be followed to enable a State, or region, to introduce a specific navigation application supporting a defined airspace concept.


Global Navigation Satellite System for Aviation (Course Code: NAV-GNSS)

Objectives:

After completing the course, participants will have an in-depth understanding of GNSS, its principles and benefits for civil aviation.  Specifically related to PBN, there is a module entitled 'PBN and Approach Classifications'.  Furthermore, the course looks at how the required integrity of 10-7 is achieved though the use of aircraft-based augmentation systems (ABAS), which includes Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM), and satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) and specifically the European implementation EGNOS.  In addition, the course also discusses GNSS reversion and back-up infrastructures.

Audience:

This course is designed for anyone who wishes to obtain a broad understanding of GNSS, its principles and its limitations.


Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Awareness Package (Course code: NAV-PBN-AWR)

This e-learning package was originally designed to support ICAO.  It has been significantly revised to ensure that Eurocontrol PBN training remains current and in date.  This training includes all the latest updates to the PBN Manual (ICAO Doc 9613 Edition 4).  The PBN electronic training consists of 3 main modules reflecting the three components of PBN.

The package also reflects the European mandated airspace changes as reflected in the Piliot Common Project Implementing Regulation (PCP IR) and the PBN IR, the latter published mid 2018.

The PCP calls for the application of RNP 1 for SIDs/STARs and Transitions together with RF while the PBN IR, which affects all other European Instrument Runway Ends (IRE), requires RNAV 1.  All IREs are to have a RNP APCH published with all three lines of minima (LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and LPV) by 25 January 2024 at the very latest. 

The e-leaning package aims to ensure that the user will fully understand these terms and have a basic idea of what is needed to implement such applications.

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