Tetra Tech supported the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) on their recent publication, “Performance-Based Navigation for ANSPs: Concept 2030.” The document discusses possibilities for operational improvements for performance based navigation (PBN) implementation, helping CANSO members with their future planning and investments.

Performance based navigation (PBN) has been influential for the global airspace, helping improve the efficiency and safety of flights. PBN reduces dependence on conventional ground-based navigation aid systems and transitions structured route navigation to more flexible point-to-point area navigation.

CANSO developed this document to help multiple industry organizations meet PBN targets set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Our team helped CANSO shape this guide for the year 2030. By setting goals for the future of PBN, this document intends to prepare CANSO members for PBN implementation. This text also identifies current and future PBN-related services and technologies and progress rates that will impact air navigation service providers.

Tetra Tech’s Jeff Williams, co-chair of the CANSO PBN Working Group, was one of the principle authors in developing the document along with two other co-chairs. He drafted several sections of the document, drawing upon his domestic and international expertise to provide valuable insight into the past, present, and future direction of PBN capabilities, as well as potential benefits and challenges.

This publication discusses potential obstacles providers might encounter and provides different resources they can use, offering tools to address PBN-related issues before they occur. In addition, this information is intended to help air navigation service providers gain insight into options they can secure for stakeholders.

Tetra Tech is proud to help CANSO further progress PBN and help shape the future of air traffic management.

Learn more and read the entire publication on CANSO.org.