As the final element of the European PBN implementation support package (originally referred to as the ‘RNP Toolbox’), EUROCONTROL has now finalised and published Edition 2.0 of the 'Guidelines for RNAV 1 Infrastructure Assessment'; the main focus of this document is the DME infrastructure and the provision of DME/DME positioning. The Agency's Navigation Unit oversaw this update of the original Guidelines for P-RNAV Infrastructure Assessment which was published in April 2008.
The new Edition of the Guidelines describes the methods and processes that should be used to evaluate if a specific navigation infrastructure is suitable to support aircraft flying RNAV 1 procedures. Infrastructure that is suitable to support RNAV 1 is also suitable to support RNAV 5 procedures. This guide is based on infrastructure requirements and corresponding navigation specifications as defined in the Performance Based Navigation Manual, ICAO Doc 9613.
The Guidelines are available on the EUROCONTROL public website and can also be downloaded here.
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