NAV03 — RNAV 1

RNAV (Area Navigation) allows aircraft to operate on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of these. An RNAV 1 designation refers to an RNAV specification which includes a requirement for 1 NM (lateral) navigation accuracy among many other requirements.

This is an interim objective aimed towards establishing a global RNP (Required Navigation Performance)-RNAV environment, which requires on-board performance monitoring and alerting. Individual States, airports and aircraft operators will need to evaluate the business need for RNAV 1 procedures according to local circumstances.

NOTE 1: The objective is without prejudice to the obligation to implement RNP1 at the airports listed in section 1.2.1 of the Annex of the PCP Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2014.
NOTE 2: The continuation of this ESSIP objective will be re-assessed on publication of the EASA PBN Implementing Rule targeting RNP implementation. This IR is currently under development.
NOTE 3: Aircraft operators who wish to equip their aircraft to derive benefit from the RNAV 1 procedures are encouraged to consider the business case for fitting RNP equipment that will enable them to eventually proceed to the RNP environment.

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this ESSIP Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SloAs that the Military Authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to MIL Authorities.

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Air Navigation Service Provider / Airspace Users
Type
PCP
Scope
ECAC
Status
Active

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All ECAC States except: Luxembourg, Maastricht UAC, Slovak Republic
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-01-2001 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-12-2023 Applicability Area

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

References

Applicable legislation
Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 on the establishment of the Pilot Common Project
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
None
Deployment Programme 2016
Family 1.2.3 - RNP 1 Operations in high density TMAs (ground capabilities)
Family 1.2.4 - RNP 1 Operations in high density TMAs (aircraft capabilities)
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Increased situational awareness and indirect benefit to both ATC and pilot through reduction of workload during RNAV operations.
Capacity
-
Operational efficiency
Reduction in fuel burn through optimised routes and TMA procedures.
Cost efficiency
-
Environment
Emissions and noise nuisance reduced by use of optimal flight procedures and routings.
Security
-
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Ensure suppliers of navigation databases are accredited DELETED
 
REG02 Ensure quality of published Navigation Data DELETED
 
ASP01 Develop and implement RNAV arrival and departure procedures for RNAV 1 approved aircraft
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP02 Provide appropriate terrestrial navigation infrastructure to support RNAV operations
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP03 Train air traffic controllers in RNAV procedures
  • 01-01-2003
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP04 Train procedure designers in RNAV capabilities FINALISED
 
ASP05 Implement RNAV 1 routes where identified as providing benefit
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP06 Publish in AIPs all co-ordinate data in WGS-84 meeting the quality requirements set out in ICAO Annex 15 FINALISED
 
ASP07 Define all RNAV procedures to be for RNAV 1 approved aircraft and designed in accordance with the EUROCONTROL guidelines and ICAO PANS OPS DELETED
 
ASP08 Adapt ATS automated systems to ensure the availability of information regarding aircraft RNAV equipage for systematic display to relevant control positions FINALISED
 
ASP09 Implement adaptations to ATS systems to permit the display on flight strips (and extended track labels) radar labels and/or radar position symbols, of aircraft RNAV equipage DELETED
 
ASP10 Recommend to adapt ATS radar display systems to permit the display, on radar labels and/or radar position symbols, of aircraft RNAV equipage. Such display should be automatic. Manual updates should be possible DELETED
 
ASP11 Develop a Local RNAV 1 Safety Case
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
USE01 Install appropriate RNAV equipment
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
USE02 Train flight crews in RNAV TMA procedures
  • 01-01-2001
  • 31-12-2023
 
USE03 Ensure correctness of data before use DELETED
 
IND01 Ensure that data meets specification of ED77 and is managed according to ED76 DELETED
 
IND02 Ensure that the navigation database is not corrupted when installed DELETED
 
AGY01 Identify applicability of P-RNAV routes to en-route applications DELETED
 
AGY02 Investigate the requirements for additional R/T phraseology and flight planning methodology for RNAV operations in terminal airspace and develop as necessary DELETED
 
AGY03 Produce and maintain guidelines for the application and design of P-RNAV procedures DELETED
 
AGY04 Adapt OLDI Standard to ensure the automatic transfer of the FPL Item 10 Letters "S", "R", and "P" DELETED
 
AGY05 Develop Outline for TMA RNAV training material for ATC DELETED
Code Dates
 
1999 99
2000 00
2001 01
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2003 03
2004 04
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2006 06
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2008 08
2009 09
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2011 11
2012 12
2013 13
2014 14
2015 15
2016 16
2017 17
2018 18
2019 19
2020 20
2021 21
2022 22
2023 23
2024 24
2025 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NAV03
 
20010101_20231231
REG01 (DELETED)
20040101_20050131
REG02 (DELETED)
20010101_20050131
ASP01
 
20010101_20231231
ASP02
 
20010101_20231231
ASP03
 
20030101_20231231
ASP04 (FINALISED)
20010101_20030131
ASP05
 
20010101_20231231
ASP06 (FINALISED)
20010101_20050131
ASP07 (DELETED)
20010101_20030331
ASP08 (FINALISED)
20020701_20050331
ASP09 (DELETED)
20020701_20051031
ASP10 (DELETED)
20020701_20050331
ASP11
 
20010101_20231231
USE01
 
20010101_20231231
USE02
 
20010101_20231231
USE03 (DELETED)
20010101_20050131
IND01 (DELETED)
20010101_20050131
IND02 (DELETED)
20010101_20050131
AGY01 (DELETED)
20010101_20030131
AGY02 (DELETED)
20010101_20020131
AGY03 (DELETED)
AGY04 (DELETED)
20020701_20050331
AGY05 (DELETED)
20020701_20030331

Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EUROCONTROL - Air Navigation Systems Safety Assessment Methodology (SAM) - Version 2.1 / 11/2006

http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/safety-assessment-methodology-sam

ASP11

EUROCONTROL - Airspace Concept Handbook for the Implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) - Edition 2.0

http://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/content/documents/navigation/european-ac-handbook-pbn-implement-2013-web.pdf

ASP01, ASP05

EUROCONTROL - Distance Measuring Equipment Tracer (DEMETER) Tool - Version 1.0.4 / 01/2012

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/demeter-distance-measuring-equipment-tracer

ASP02

EUROCONTROL - EAM 4 - ESARR 4 - Risk Assessment and Mitigation in ATM - Edition 1.0 / 04/2001

http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/esarr-4-risk-assessment-and-mitigation-atm

ASP11

EUROCONTROL - GUID-0114 - Guidelines for P-RNAV Infrastructure Assessment - Edition V1.2 / 04/2008

http://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/content/documents/navigation/eg0114-p-rnav-infrastructure-assessment-vweb.pdf

ASP02

EUROCONTROL - Safety Argument for Precision RNAV in Terminal Airspace - Edition 3.2

http://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/990.pdf

ASP11

ICAO - Doc 4444 - Air Traffic Management - Edition 15 / 11/2010

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

ASP03

ICAO - Doc 7030 - Regional supplementary Procedures - Edition 5 / 07/2011

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

ASP01, ASP03

ICAO - Doc 8168-Volume II - Aircraft Operations - Volume II - Construction of Visual and Instrument Flight Procedures - Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS) Software - Edition 5 / 04/2012

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

ASP01, ASP03, USE01

ICAO - Doc 9613 - Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Manual - Edition 4 / 03/2013

http://www.icao.int/publications/Pages/catalogue.aspx

ASP01, ASP02, ASP05, USE01, USE02

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
NETOPS
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
05/2016
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
07/2001
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in
07/2014