EASA publishes FAQs on PBN Airspace Usage Requirements


The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published FAQs on PBN Airspace Usage Requirements.

The single European sky is transitioning to a performance-based navigation (PBN) environment thanks to common airspace usage requirements. These requirements stipulate the implementation of ATS routes and approach procedures based on a set of ICAO PBN navigation specifications. The implementation will contribute to obtaining significant safety, capacity, flight efficiency and environmental gains.

As part of its implementation support activities, EASA has decided to provide answers to questions frequently asked by those individuals  and organisations interested in the implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1048 of 18 July 2018, which lays down airspace usage requirements and operating procedures concerning performance-based navigation (the ‘PBN IR’). These FAQs supplement EASA guidance material (GM) published in Annex II to ED Decision 2018/013/R, which can be found in AMG & GM to AUR - Issue 2.

This initiative was presented at the EASA ATM/ANS TeB and EASA ATM/ANS TEC meetings in December 2021. EASA will further develop these FAQs as  additional aspects of interest to stakeholders are identified.