PBN Recognition of Compliance

In order to assist States with expediting implementation of Performance-based Navigation (PBN) procedures, ICAO has recognized instrument procedure design organizations that meet certain conditions and criteria.


The ICAO recognition of an Instrument Procedure Design Organization is simply a statement of support.  It does not constitute an authorization, an approval or a certification of an Organization nor the  procedures it designs.   The State is  solely responsible for approving and authorizing  an Instrument Approach Design Organization as well as the instrument flight procedures it designs for use within the State.


 These conditions and criteria that the organization must meet include:

  • It is authorized by a State to design instrument flight procedures;

  • It has operational procedures published in the authorizing State’s AIP;

  • It has a designated Chief Instrument Flight Procedure Designer;

  • It has qualified and competent designers who have undergone training that is approved/accepted by the authorizing State;

  • It has an effective Quality Management System (QMS), acceptable to the Authorizing State; 

  • It has an effective Safety Management System (SMS),  acceptable to the Authorizing State;

  • It agrees to ICAO’s Standing Rules for Recognition of Compliance (click here); and

  • It agrees to pay an administration fee for the ICAO review and processing of the recognition.

Airspace Management Center of ATMB
ASAP  s.r.o
Beijing Transafe Technology and Trade Co., Ltd
China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST)
Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Central-Southern Airport Design & Research Institute
Global Airspace Solutions
Hughes Aerospace
Ingegneria Dei Sistemi (IDS)
Shanghai Eastern China Civil Aviation Flight Procedure Design and Research Institute (SECAF)
The Aeropath Limited
The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
United for Aviation Technology Services (United ATS)
Interested instrument flight procedure organizations can apply to ICAO for recognition of compliance by submitting a formal request with written documentation confirming that it meets the conditions and criteria stated above to:  pbn@icao.int  
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