The United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), will implement the world’s first airspace structure to be completely based on Performance Based Navigation (PBN) with a navigation specification of RNAV-1 (GNSS). PBN is navigation that uses Global Navigation Satellite Systems and computerized onboard systems. This offers considerable advantages over traditional ATC systems based largely on fixed, ground-based beacons guiding aircraft ...

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