ICAO Reports on New Declaration on Performance-based Navigation for Greener Flights

© ICAO1 April 2009: During the fourth annual Aviation and Environment Summit, which was organized by the Air Transport Action Group and held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 March-1 April 2009, a group of stakeholders of the world aviation community signed a Declaration calling for the rapid implementation of Performance-based Navigation (PBN).

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) explained that PBN is a new air navigation concept that will contribute to further improving the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the global air transport system. Speaking on behalf of the group, Roberto Kobeh González, President of the Council of the ICAO, emphasized that PBN will, inter alia, “help reduce airport and airspace congestion, conserve fuel and protect the environment.” [Summit website] [ICAO press release]