Performance-based Navigation (PBN) has taken a major step forward following ICAO’s recently-completed PBN Symposium.
The four-day symposium and workshops (16 October -19 October) brought together over 400 participants from 67 countries and 13 international organizations.  Representation included aircraft manufacturers, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines, regulators, ATC system manufacturers, avionics designers, air traffic controllers, pilots, the military, aeronautical information companies and instrument procedure designers.   
The theme was “Expediting Implementation Together”, which indicated the collaborative team approach required for successful PBN implementation.   Throughout the workshops and sessions, more than 50 speakers and moderators covered a multitude of topics that focused on why PBN is the global aviation communities highest air navigation priority.
ICAO also produced a special PBN implementation kit or iKit for all the Symposium participants, with essential explanatory information, practical documentation and guidance material on implementing PBN. 
Feedback from the participants indicated that the PBN Symposium and Workshops was an absolute success.
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​An updated version of the draft Agenda ist available under "Symposium Documentation - Programme".


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*Please note that confirmed Speakers are listed alphabetically, first by State, then by international organizations/Industry 
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Carlos Pellegrino Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) - Brasil
Honghai Yang
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)  - China
Benoit Roturier Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC) - France
Doug Marek
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Lynn Ray Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
 Mark Steinbecker Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Gary Newman


South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)


Geoff Burtenshaw UK  Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA)

 Angela Gittens


Airports Council International (ACI) 


John Sullivan CAE

 Lars Lindberg



David Maynard


Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO)


Akos van der Plaat


Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO)   


Pierre Marchi




Alan Stealey


Emirates Airlines


Franca Pavlicevic EUROCONTROL

Bo Redeborn




Bill Voss


Flight Safety Foundation


Steve Fulton


GE Aviation


Randy Walter


GE Aviation


Carlos Cirilo


International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Rob Eagles 


International Air Transport Association (IATA) 


Guenther Matschnigg


International Air Transport Association (IATA)


Boubacar Djibo International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Nancy Graham


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


Christian Schleifer


President of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), Alternate Representative from Belgium to ICAO


Dave Nakamura


International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA)


Pedro Rivas International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA)
Dennis Kelly International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA)
Nobumichi Akagi Japan Airlines

Jeff MacDonald


JDMAC Aviation


Michael Lewis




Jeff Cochrane 

Alan Storm


North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


Paul Frank Bijou




Michael Standar 


Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (JU) 


Johnny Woods


South African Airways (SAA)


Jeff Williams






The Symposium Programme includes sessions on the following topics:

plain bullet.pngOverview of PBN
plain bullet.pngICAO documentation to support implementation
PBN and the Global Air Navigation Plan
plain bullet.pngIdentified benefits of PBN
Business Case

Regulatory Requirements 

Recent Implementation Initiatives 
Implementation Challenges 
Views from aircraft operators and manufacturers
Views from Air Traffic Control and System Providers 
Aircraft qualifications and operations approval process 
Environmental Impact
Airspace and Procedural Design 
Aeronautical Information management and Charting 
Action Plan development