Direction de l'aviation civile
This section gives information on the implementation of European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 539/2016 on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) that amends European Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (the Aircrew Regulation).
A new article 4a was added to the Aircrew Regulation:
1. Pilots may only fly in accordance with performance-based navigation (“PBN”) procedures after they have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their instrument rating (“IR”).
2. A pilot shall be granted PBN privileges where he or she fulfils all of the following requirements:
3. The requirements of paragraph 2(a) and (b) shall be deemed to have been fulfilled where the competent authority considers that the competence acquired, either through training or from familiarity with PBN operations, is equivalent to the competence acquired through the courses referred to in paragraph 2(a) and (b) and the pilot demonstrates such competence to the satisfaction of the examiner at the proficiency check or skill test referred to in paragraph 2(c).
4. A record of the successful demonstration of competency in PBN shall, upon completion of the skill test or the proficiency check referred to in paragraph 2(c), be entered in the pilot's logbook or equivalent record and signed by the examiner who conducted the test or check.
The new PBN regulations will require: