PBN Flight Procedure Design Workshop for ATC

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This course consists of:

  1. Basics of PBN instrument flight procedure (IFP) design;
  2. Operational factors to consider in the PBN IFP design;



After this training, the participants are able to:

  • Clear about PBN instrument flight procedure (IFP) concepts;
  • Obtain the operational and new flight technique concepts such as CCO/CDO etc.
  • Ability to do basic calculation as required by PBN IFP design
  • Learn about latest criteria about charting and coding for PBN procedure

Participants concerned

This course is mainly for the new/potential procedure designers and air traffic controllers.

The course is also available to other relevant personnel such as regulators of CAA, pilots, AIS and airports personnel.


Attendees feel comfortable to communicate in English.


Tuition fees

  • Free for Active and User Member States;
  • $200 per person per day for Non-Member States;



APAC FPP found statistically that most of member states are willing to select suitable staff working as flight procedure designers, especially from their existing group of air traffic controllers. This course is intended to develop air traffic controllers' interest in IFP design and to provide knowledge for potential designers prior to the formal flight procedure design trainings.

The training is organized around courses, exercises and assessments to apply all the design criteria addressing PBN and conventional procedures. The pillars of this training include a case study published procedures.


  • Instrument flight procedure basic concepts;
  • Turn protection areas construction and merging methods;
  • Limitation elements of different segments;
  • Publication (coding & charting);
  • Operational and new flight technique concepts such as CCO/CDO etc.;
  • Airspace design concept;

Theoretical courses

2 days' courses are online.

Presentations and explanation of the rules and principles described in Doc 8168-OPS/611.


NO exercises in this course.

Course Rundown

TopicFurther Description
What is Flight Procedure DesignMain task for FPD, MOC and MOCA.
ICAO Documents for Procedure DesignDoc 8168,PBN manual, Doc 9906, Doc 9905
The IFP ProcessQuality Assurance Process of IFP
CCO/CDO concepts & real case sharingContinuous Climb Operations (CCO) and Continuous Descent Operations (CDO)
RNP ARBrief instruction to RNP AR
Unit ConversionsConversions between SI Units and non-Si units
IAS to TASConversions from IAS (used by pilot) to True Air Speed (used for FPD)
Segments on an IFPSegments in flight procedures
Fixes Tolerance and Semi-WidthTolerance Fix (intersection, over heading a facility, PBN waypoints) the semi-width/protection areas of different segments.
Turn CalculationsCalculations of Rate and radius of turn.
Turn ProtectionProtection areas of the turn based on wind effect and bounding circles. The method about 'inner side' and 'outside' that must be used in the different cases of the merging between the turn and the segments.
Aircraft CategoriesCategorization of Aircraft
STARParameters and limitations for this segment, protection areas and obstacles clearance of Arrival segment
Departures(SID)Conventional and PBN departures. PDG calculation.
PBN conceptsICAO PBN Concepts. Navigation Specifications
Navigation Sensors in PBNGNSS, DMEDME, VORDME-
ARINC 424 Path/TerminatorsARNINC 424 coding issues for PBN SID
Charting/AIPCharting requirements for publishing



Simple questions in class.


At the end of the workshop, a certificate of participants will be issued but NO individual assessment report to participants.



Contact with referent instructor is provided throughout the course.

Delivered course material

Courseware will be uploaded to APAC FPP website.

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