This page covers the basic requirements of flight crew and aircraft to qualify for PBN operations in European airspace
Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/539 applies since 25 August 2018 and the applicant needs to fulfil the relevant training and checking requirements.
Since this date, an IR course including PBN privileges will be approved if the course complies with the requirements specified in this Regulation (EU) 2016/539 and the associated AMCs.
For pilots, PBN needs to be added to the privileges of the instrument rating (IR):
The completion of all requirements shall be entered in the pilot’s logbook or equivalent record.
For aircraft (or FSTDs) used for IR training, shall be equipped for PBN, which means adding new operating rules, in particular requiring that:
There is a specific approval required for RNP AR APCH and RNP 0.3 (helicopter) operations.
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