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Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) – One Year Later

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) – One Year Later

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) codes were introduced with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2012 change that took effect on November 15, 2012. With that change came confusion and lots of questions. Let’s look at what PBN is, resources to use in order to determine which PBN codes to display in the Flight Plan (FPL), some […]

December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Happy International Civil Aviation Day

Happy International Civil Aviation Day

Today is International Civil Aviation Day, which reminds everyone of the important role the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays with regard to international civil aviation. For more information, please visit the ICAO website. Have questions, something to add, or just want to tell us you liked this article? Let us know in the comments […]

December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Customizing Flight Planning Formats for ETP and FIR Boundary Information

Customizing Flight Planning Formats for ETP and FIR Boundary Information

Equal time points (ETPs) and flight information region (FIR) boundary information are significant elements on your flight plan and warrant your attention when reviewing a flight plan format. The flight plan format should contain specific information and relevant calculations for ETPs, which are used when entering into regions […]






December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
ICAO 2012 – Examples of Flight Plan Changes Coming Soon!

ICAO 2012 – Examples of Flight Plan Changes Coming Soon!

This business aviation blog post continues from our previous article entitled: FAQs on Flight Plan Format Changes for ICAO 2012. New format ICAO 2012 flight plans are just around the corner and involve several important data and format changes that must be understood and adhered to. While many resources are available to business aircraft operators, […]

November 6, 2012 | 7 Comments More
Customizing Flight Plans – What Your Flight Department Needs to Know

Customizing Flight Plans – What Your Flight Department Needs to Know

For business aviation flight departments – particularly those with large groups of pilots with various skills, techniques and knowledge – standard or generic flight plan formats help maximize consistency and safety. There are many options for customizing flight plans to meet an operation’s requirements in a way that can prove to be effective in keeping […]

October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments More
FAQs on Flight Plan Format Changes for ICAO 2012

FAQs on Flight Plan Format Changes for ICAO 2012

In 2012, the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) Model Flight Plan Form and filed ICAO flight-plan messages will incorporate some modifications to the PRESENT format. The PRESENT ICAO flight-plan format will not be supported after November 15, 2012 at 0001z. ICAO 2012 will have a major impact on all Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), aircraft […]

July 30, 2012 | 2 Comments More