Type: concepts

Countries: France, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal

Domains: Departure


Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, notably Required Navigation Performance (RNP) standards, are about freeing airplanes’ reliance on ground-based navigational aids and allowing more flexible and optimum routing using satellite navigation. While these procedures have existed for some time, implementation in Europe has been slow due to a number of operational factors. The RISE project aims to validate several PBN/RNP procedures by conducting over 160 flight trials between ten European small and medium-sized airports. The project will work closely with all actors, and in particular with airlines and air service navigation providers to ensure uptake of the procedures more widely.

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Coordinated by:

Airbus Prosky


Department of Civil Aviation of Cyprus (DCAC)

Nova Airlines AB

Transportes Aéreos Portugueses (TAP Portugal)

Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA)

Navegação Aérea de Portugal

Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority

Air France