Credit to 'mitrecorp' youtube channel for this video.
Published on Aug 9, 2013.
This video is one of a number showing how Performance Based Navigation works.
Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) is a term used to describe the broad range of technologies that are moving aviation away from a ground-based navigation system toward a system that relies more on the performance and capabilities of equipment on board the aircraft.
It involves a major shift from conventional ground-based navigation aids and procedures to satellite-based navigation aids and area navigation procedures, which are more accurate and allow for shorter, more direct routes between two given points as well as more efficient takeoffs and landings.
This reduces fuel burn, airport and airspace congestion, and aircraft emissions.
In 2007 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) passed a General Assembly resolution that calls on States to complete an implementation plan for PBN by 2009.
New Zealand is proactively implementing PBN at most of its international airports and already has some of the most efficient air navigation procedures in the world. These procedures have delivered significant fuel burn and emission reductions for scheduled passenger operators.