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PBN Routes / approaches qualification

Performance Based Navigation

If you wish to renew a non-PBN IR (A) qualification, you must complete specific training for PBN routes and approaches in order to regain the privileges of your IR (A) qualification.

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Get PBN privileges to renew your IR (A)

The PBN (Performance Based Navigation) training is dedicated to pilots wishing to renew a non-PBN IR qualification, which has expired before 25 August 2020. The privileges of this training make it possible to fly in instrument flight regime on PBN routes, but also to carry out approaches by satellite guidance (LNAV, LNAV/VNAV, LPV).
Since 25 August 2020, PBN training is compulsory in all training courses for obtaining the IR (A) rating.

Admission requirements for PBN Approaches


Right to
study within EU

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


PPL (A), CPL (A) or ATPL (A)
with IR rating

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Duration of training

The training is on request according to your availability.


Your PBN training programme in detail

The theoretical training is taught in a group course by a qualified trainer.

The objective of the training is to teach you the procedures and working methods
specific to the particularities of the GPS, GPS+barometric and SBAS approaches.

2 hours and 15 minutes of applied theory

2 hours and 15 minutes in an ‘amphi-cabin’

2 hours of flight instruction on the FNPT II simulator

Your training centre

Find out about your training centre’s resources.

Paris - Toussus le Noble

The ‘amphi-cabin’ simulator part of the PBN training is carried out on G1000 avionics on board the Cessna 172S.

G1000 avionics

Astonfly has certified FNPT II flight simulators at Toussus le Noble with 250° visual immersion allowing your instructor to immerse you in an unparalleled flight experience.

Alsim AL250
FNPT II Flight Simulator

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Your online interface

Astonfly provides you with a dedicated digital platform to follow your training.


Consult the programming of your sessions (schedules, instructors, aircraft, simulators, classroom).

Progress booklet

For each flight or simulator exercise, a rating out of 5 is reported by your instructor via the Astonfly online interface in order to create a progress map of your educational journey.

Financial accounts

Track your payments and debits throughout your training and download your invoices online.

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Receive your quote immediately by email and schedule an appointment with an Astonfly consultant online.

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