Area Navigation (RNAV) is a method of navigation which permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of these.
The objectives of this training module are as follows:
• To describe RNAV and outline its current and future use in TMAs
• To define the aircraft capabilities required for RNAV operations in TMAs
• To describe the different types of RNAV SID/STAR and outline their advantages
• To describe the different types of Waypoint, describing how they affect aircraft turns
• To outline some ATC best practice with regard to specific instructions, i.e. ‘DIRECT TO’
• To describe how ATC uses aircraft capability indicators to assign appropriate SIDs/STARs
• To state any RTF phraseology specific to RNAV operations.
Qualified and student air traffic controllers