The FAA’s (Federal Aviation Association’s) modernization effort encompasses many innovative technologies. Some future technologies of the FAA NextGen effort include the rapidly approaching ADS-B mandate, Data Comm, enhanced ATC automation, and Performance Based Navigation (PBN).
PBN is an advanced, satellite-enabled form of air navigation. It uses an upgraded FMS* and the WAAS-enabled GPS to fly procedures and routes that require a prescribed level of navigational accuracy. Most PBN systems can navigate within 0.2nm accuracy 99.99% of the time.
There are many operational benefits, including enhanced safety, increased efficiency, reduced carbon footprint, and reduced costs. Aircraft can fly shorter, more-efficient routes to their destinations and burn less fuel.
There are several PBN procedures and routes already available. They include:
PBN enables operational benefits in the areas of safety, flight efficiency as well as improved cost-efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
|Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
|Air Traffic Control
|Flight Management System
|Global Positioning Systems
|Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance
|Required Navigation Performance
|Standard Instrument Departure
|Standard Terminal Arrivals
|Wide Area Augmentation System
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