P.O. Box 243
New regulations regarding performance-based navigation (PBN) instrument rating privileges
From the 25th of August 2018, pilots will be required to have PBN privileges in order to operate an aircraft within the airspace where such PBN-privileges are required.
From the 25th of August 2020, pilots with instrument rating (IR) will be required to have PBN privileges in order to retain their IR.
Issuance of new IR with PBN privileges
Pilots will have to undergo theoretical and practical training with an approved training organisation (ATO) in order to obtain PBN privileges. Pilots must pass a skill test upon completion of the training course.
Extension of IR to include PBN-privileges
Pilots who already have an IR, but wish to extend their IR to include PBN-privileges, can do so by undergoing additional theoretical and practical training with an approved training organisation (ATO) or with an approved instructor. The instructor must have valid approval from the Norwegian civil aviation authority (Luftfartstilsynet) to carry out such training course.
Pilots without PBN-privileges employed by an airline operator, may undergo additional training with that operator provided that they operate with PBN procedures. Pilots must pass a proficiency check upon completion of the additional training course.
Pilots with an IR who can demonstrate that they have obtained theoretical knowledge and practical skills in PBN operations through an airline company (holders of an Air operator certificate) which operates with PBN procedures, are not required to undergo additional training before a proficiency check is done.
A record of successful completion of a proficiency check or skill test, shall be entered into form NF-1130 PBN declaration. The form is available on the website of the Norwegian civil aviation authority. The examiner and candidate shall fill out the form. The competency level/requirements required in order to obtain PBN privileges are stated in the form.
A record of the successful demonstration of competency in PBN shall be entered into the pilot’s logbook or equivalent document and signed by the examiner who conducted the skill test or proficiency check. The form NF-1130 is considered to be an equivalent document in this context – documentation of PBN privileges.
Revalidation and renewal of PBN-privileges
To maintain PBN privileges, evaluation of PBN competency has to be checked during revalidation and renewal of the IR.
PBN privileges shall not be entered in the licence. The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA-N) will record received documentation on PBN privileges the first time the pilot has received these privileges and check that this is evaluated on subsequent IR proficiency checks.