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Performance Based Navigation

PBN (2:06)

At a Glance

  • The U.S. network of 3-D Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight paths will help air traffic managers conduct Trajectory Based Operations.
  • The FAA has already published more than 9,300 PBN procedures and routes.
  • PBN procedures and routes save time and fuel while reducing emissions.
  • PBN services are laying the foundation for the National Airspace System of the future by enabling many NextGen operational improvements, capabilities, and initiatives.

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Facts and Figures

The FAA has already published more than 9,300 PBN procedures and routes

PBN saves flying time, fuel consumption, and emissions

PBN enables

many NextGen capabilities including time-based management

PBN enhances safety

in congested airspace and near high terrain

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