• Scope

    The new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Regulations require that:

    • Pilots must have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their Instrument Rating (IR), in order to fly in accordance with PBN routes and procedures with effect from 25 August 2018.
    • All pilots with an IR or En-route Instrument Rating (EIR) will require PBN privileges with effect from 25 August 2020. 

    Upon ramp inspection, you may be required to show your licence, endorsed with a valid PBN qualification.

    For more information, please refer to Information Notices  IN-2017/034 and IN-2017/026.

  • The UK CAA does not wish to re-issue licenses solely for the addition of the PBN endorsement as per IN-2017/026 which allows Examiners to undertake this administrative task for initial issue and revalidation of PBN privileges on a current type rating.

    Re-Issuing Licenses for Addition of a New Type Rating

    When applying for a new type or a renewal of a type that has been previously moved to the back of the licence, the applicant must ensure that the following additional PBN paperwork is included in their application if PBN training/checking has been included in the Training Course:

    Either:

    PBN Course Completion Certificate from a EASA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) - please ensure that your ATO is approved to conduct PBN training. Pilots who have completed PBN training with a non-UK EASA approved ATO must also provide confirmation that the non-UK EASA ATO is approved by the ATO's NAA to conduct PBN training

    Or

    Self-declaration Form - refer IN-2017/034 AND Examiners report form, showing a successful check of an RNP approach, by a PBN-qualified Part-FCL examiner.

    Flight Crew Licencing aim to assess all applications within 10 working days from receipt. Please ensure that your application is submitted prior to the deadline to allow for processing time. We cannot guarantee applications received within the published 10 working day period will be processed by the deadline.

    Additional requirement for Pilots who have been PBN assessed by a non-UK EASA examiner

    As well as the Examiner Report form annotated by the examiner to say that PBN has been assessed, the applicant should include documentation to show that the non-UK examiner's NAA has authorised their examiner to conduct PBN checks.

    This document could be their licence, examiners authorisation or a separate authorisation depending how their particular NAA has implemented EU Regulation 2016/539. The non-UK examiner will need to follow the required procedure stated in the EASA Examiners Differences Document as amended. The test notification emails will be amended to mention PBN.

    Please note, failure to include all the above documentation will result in your application being rejected and your license application subsequently delayed.

     

    Application for new ratings should continue to be sent to:

    EmailFCLWEB@caa.co.uk

    Post: Shared Service Centre,
    Civil Aviation Authority
    Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
    West Sussex
    RH6 0YR

    Flight Crew Licencing aim to assess all applications within 10 working days from receipt. Please ensure that your application is submitted prior to the deadline to allow for processing time. We cannot guarantee applications received within the published 10 working day period will be processed by the deadline.