Airbus ProSky to support PBN deployment in Latin America

14 May 2013 (Last Updated May 14th, 2013 18:30)

Airbus ProSky has collaborated with Latin American airline group Avianca and TACA to deploy performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at airports in Central and South America.

 El Salvador International Airport, El Salvador

Airbus ProSky has collaborated with Latin American airline group Avianca and TACA to deploy performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at airports in Central and South America.

With the aim to develop a safer and more efficient operational network, the PBN project involves implementing several procedures, including, arrivals, approaches and departures at major airports in San Salvador, El Salvador, and Guatemala City.

Airbus ProSky chief executive officer Paul-Franck Bijou said: "Airbus ProSky will adamantly support the airlines and regional stakeholders through collaboration to deploy a vast and consistent PBN network."

Offering a framework for performance requirements in navigation specifications, PBN is also a key component for implementing air traffic routes and instrument procedures that facilitate area navigation (RNAV) and required navigation performance (RNP).

The project also involves all regional stakeholders including airports, authorities and air navigation service providers (ANSP).

Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) president Roberto Kriete said: "Avianca and TACA know that by investing in this project it will not only support their operations but it will also increase state and airport revenues, and overall, support Latin America in economic expansion."

Airbus Prosky will also assist airlines in defining and executing precise training, and to support operational approval from their respective aviation authorities.

Avianca chief operating officer Estuardo Ortiz said: "We are confident that this project will bring more efficient air navigation into the region, as well as contribute to a collaborative work environment for those involved in the operations."


Image: The PBN project allows implementing aircraft arrivals, approaches and departure procedures at El Salvador international airport.