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ICAO is aware that numerous aeronautical charts exist which are not compliant with the ICAO provisions, and therefore are causing concerns among users. Lack of standardization has the potential to result in pilot`s confusion and misreading of requirements; this is hazardous and makes the information very difficult to discover.  Additionally quality issues have been noticed on aeronautical charts published by the States; this has the potential to result in a significant impact on flight safety.


PBN remains one of the global aviation communities highest air navigation priorities and erroneous information concerning PBN procedures can significantly affect their implementation. In light of this, ICAO has decided to develop a "PBN Charting implementation strategy" to tackle issues and inconsistencies currently existing with aeronautical charts. The main objectives are:

      1. to strive for standardization in aeronautical charting products. Adherence to standards is an essential step to foster the development of a safe aviation system; and
      2. to increase quality in aeronautical charting products. Providing users with information they can trust is crucial to support their decision-making process and ensure a better deliver of service


A New PBN Charting Website

In support of this work, ICAO is undertaking the following strategies:

      1.  Regional Transition Plans
      2. The creation of a centralized point for reporting charting issues; and
      3. Monitoring of the transition to RNP Approach chart identification


1.  Regional Transition Plans


1. APAC: Regional Transition Plan for RNP Chart Identification               


2. EUR/NAT: Regional Transition Plan for RNP Chart Identification

2.  A Centralized Reporting Platform (***COMING SOON***)

In order to enable aviation professionals to submit accurate feedback simply and efficiently, ICAO has created a platform that provides:

      1. A standard reporting template, to adequately collect issues with PBN charting requirements implementation;
      2. A centralized database, to store those issues;
      3. Feedback forms to account for user`s satisfaction of the service provided by ICAO.

3. Monitoring the Transitioning to RNP Approach

In order to track the status of implementation of PBN charting requirements, the following table indicates those States that have begun the transition to the new PBN chart labeling, and the extent to which they have completed the transition:


Last updated 10 June 2017



​Total PBN APTs

​PBN APTs using new name


% of Total PBN APTs

​Total PBN


                                                               COMPLETED​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​Costa Rica​1​1​​100.00%​3​2
​Saint Helena​1​1​​100.00%​2​2
​Sri Lanka​2​2​​100.00%​4​4
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​                                                         In PROGRESS
​United Arab Emirates​8​1​12.50%​24​2


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