On which learning objectives will my theoretical knowledge training and exam for the instrument rating be based?
Until the 25 August 2018 all training courses follow the published learning objectives without PBN requirements. After this date Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/539 applies and the IR training courses shall contain also the PBN elements.
When can I apply to my competent authority for a PBN extension to my instrument rating?
After the 25 August 2018, when the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/539 applies and the applicant fulfils the relevant training and checking requirements.
When does my approved training organisation have to comply at the latest with the PBN requirements?
The aircraft and FSTDs used for training have to comply with the requirements at the latest on 25 August 2018 if the training contains the required PBN elements. Approved training organisations providing training that started before 25 August 2018 may continue to train towards an IR until 25 August 2020. Such an IR cannot contain PBN privileges.
When can an ATO apply for an approval of a new course and on which learning objectives will the course be based?
The PBN related amendment to the Aircrew Regulation was published with Regulation (EU) 2016/539 and entered into force on 7 April 2016. Since this date an IR course including PBN privileges can be approved to an ATO provided that the course complies with the requirements specified in Regulation (EU) 2016/539 and the associated AMCs. But the course can only start after the entry into force of the PBN related elements of the Regulation (25 August 2018).
When does my instrument rating have to include PBN privileges to be allowed to fly in IFR conditions ?
IR holders who want to fly PBN procedures have to hold PBN privileges from 25 August 2018.
Pilots who fly on routes and approaches that do not require PBN privileges may continue to fly on an IR without PBN privileges until 25 August 2020.
All IRs shall contain PBN privileges from 25 August 2020.
How should the Pilot’s PBN privileges be documented?
The completion of all requirements shall be entered in the pilot’s logbook or equivalent record. An equivalent record for pilots who do not record their flight time in an individual logbook but rely on the operator’s records for this purpose may use an extract of this record. (Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/539, Article 4a, (4)).