Flight Crew Training for RNP1 Operations


Apr. '18CompletedDec. '23

Implementing Partners

Lufthansa Group
Leader: Lufthansa Group


The main objective of this Implementing Project (IP) is to prepare, conduct and monitor pilot's simulator training to assure practical skills regarding operation on RNP1 (Required Navigation Performance) procedures for Lufthansa Group.

Specific objectives:
This IP specifically aims to deliver a training for 9 Airlines and 9162 pilots. The RNP1 training will consist of 7 min briefing time and 35 minutes full flight simulator time, being part of a broader PBN (Performance Based Navigation) training programme:
. Handling of flight management system regarding Required Navigation Performance (5 min)
. Demonstrate effects on x-track error and specialities of RNP1 and Radius to Fix (RF) (10 min)
. Failure sequence on RNP1 procedure: Loss of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), loss of AP (Autopilot) and FD (Flight Director), map shift. Realise effects on navigation performance (10 min)
. Engine Failure followed by go around on RF Leg on turn to final of an RNP1 to ILS Approach (or RNP1 to xLS Approach) (10min).

Expected Results:
The following numbers of pilots will be trained at the end of the Action:

  • 4076 pilots for Deutsche Lufthansa

  • 640 pilots for Lufthansa Cityline

  • 445 pilots for Lufthansa Cargo

  • 1301 pilots for Swiss

  • 1205 pilots for Austrian Airlines

  • 400 pilots for Eurowings GmbH

  • 400 pilots for Eurowings Europe

  • 118 pilots for Air Dolomiti

  • 577 pilots for Germanwings

Performance Benefits:
The PBN Training regarding RNP1 and RF capabilities for Lufthansa Group Airlines has an enabling character. The benefits result from using respective new RNP1 procedures in daily operation published by Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSPs) at PCP airports. The benefits on the quality of the RNP1 (and RF) procedures developed by European ANSPs."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Airline
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF1 - Extended Arrival Management and Performance Based Navigation in high density Terminal Manoeuvring Area
  • Sub AF: S-AF 1.2 - Enhanced Terminal Airspace using RNP-Based Operations
  • Progress Percentage: 100%