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NAV10 — RNP Approach Procedures to instrument RWY

Implement RNP Approach procedures with vertical guidance . The intention is to transition from conventional Non Precision Approach (NPA) procedures to RNP approach procedures with vertical guidance. RNP approach operations with vertical guidance using SBAS are flown to LPV minima, while the operations using Baro are flown to LNAV/VNAV minima. In addition, RNP approach operations using SBAS can be flown to LNAV/VNAV minima. The main incentive is to enhance safety but there are potential benefits in terms of reduced minima and better access to airports that do not have precision approach and landing capabilities.

This objective is in line with Regulation (EU) 2018/1048 on PBN. It also supports the Performance Based Navigation implementation and harmonisation strategy of the ICAO European Region. Individual ANSPs, airports and aircraft operators in ECAC area (in non-EU member states) should implement this functionality based on ICAO 37th Assembly resolution which recommends implementation of RNP approaches with vertical guidance to all instrument RWY ends.

At instrument runway ends where, due to terrain, obstacles or air traffic separation conditions, the implementation of RNP approach procedures to LNAV/VNAV and LPV minima is excessively difficult or not feasible, providers of ATM/ANS shall implement RNP Non-precision approach procedures (NPA) in accordance with the requirements of the RNP APCH specification, down to LNAV minima (See SLoA-ASP06 in this objective).

NOTE: The implementation of RNP approach procedures based on SBAS may be restricted by the coverage limitation of EGNOS satellite signal within the concerned airspace.

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each military authority to review this Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SLoAs that the military authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of “MIL” SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to military authorities.

Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Airspace Users


Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area 1:
All EU SES States except: Maastricht UAC
(EU SES states instrument RWY ends.)
Applicability Area 2:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine, United Kingdom
(Other ECAC+ instrument RWY ends, which are not listed in Applicability Area 1.)
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-06-2011 Applicability Area 1 + Applicability Area 2
Instrument RWY ends without precision approach in EU SES States. 03-12-2020 Applicability Area 1
Instrument RWY ends without precision approach at other ECAC+ instrument RWYs. 25-01-2024 Applicability Area 2
Instrument RWY ends served by precision approach. 25-01-2024 Applicability Area 1 + Applicability Area 2

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules


Applicable legislation
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1048 of 18 July 2018 laying down airspace usage requirements and operating procedures concerning performance-based navigation
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
Deployment Programme 2022
Operating Environments
Terminal Airspace

Expected Performance Benefits

Reduction in Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) occurrences. Improved pilot situation awareness and reduced crew workload.
Potential to enhance capacity due to lower minima than can be achieved through conventional NPA.
Operational efficiency
Improved thanks to shortened approaches, increased flexibility in the use of runways, reduced landing minima for runways with only conventional NPAs, fallback during precision approach system outages.
Cost efficiency
Emissions and noise nuisance reduced by use of optimal flight procedures and routings and the elimination of step-down approach procedures.
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
REG01 Apply EASA material to local national regulatory activities
  • 01-06-2010
  • 25-01-2024
REG02 Verify the transition plan for PBN in ANS provision
  • 03-12-2020
  • 25-01-2024
ASP01 Design and Publish RNP approach procedures to LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and LPV minima to RWYs served by precision approach
  • 01-06-2008
  • 25-01-2024
ASP02 Provide an approved SBAS Service to support APV/SBAS and declare the Service area FINALISED
ASP03 Develop National safety case for RNP approach down to LNAV/VNAV and LPV minima
  • 01-01-2009
  • 25-01-2024
ASP04 Publish in AIPs all coordinates data in WGS-84 in accordance with ICAO Annex 15 requirements and Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 73/2010
  • 01-01-2009
  • 25-01-2024
ASP05 Design and Publish RNP approach procedures to LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and LPV minima to RWYs without precision approach
  • 07-08-2018
  • 03-12-2020
  • 25-01-2024
ASP06 Design and Publish RNP non-precision (NPA) approach procedures to LNAV minima
  • 07-08-2018
  • 03-12-2020
  • 25-01-2024
ASP07 Establish the transition plan for PBN in ANS provision
  • 03-12-2020
  • 25-01-2024
ASP08 At PCP airport, Design and Publish RNP approach procedures to LNAV, LNAV/VNAV and LPV minima to RWYs without precision approach DELETED
ASP09 At PCP airport, Design and Publish RNP non-precision (NPA) approach procedures to LNAV minima DELETED
USE01 Equip aircraft with systems approved for RNP approach down to LNAV/VNAV and/or LPV minima operations
  • 01-04-2006
  • 25-01-2024
USE02 Get airworthiness certification and operational approval
  • 01-04-2006
  • 25-01-2024
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EASA - AMC 20-27 - Airworthiness Approval and Operational Criteria for RNP APPROACH (RNP APCH) Operations Including APV BARO- NAV Operations - ED Decision 2009/019/R / 12/2009

REG01, USE01, USE02

EASA - AMC 20-28 - Airworthiness Approval and Operational Criteria related to Area Navigation for Global Navigation Satellite System approach operation to Localiser Performance with Vertical guidance minima using Satellite Based Augmentation System ED Decision 2009/014/R 09/2012 II - AMC 20-28.pdf

REG01, USE01, USE02

EASA - EASA Decision 2018/013/R - AMC & GM to Regulation (EU) 2018/1048 (PBN IR) – Annex II to EASA Decision 2018/013/R 11/2018

ASP01, ASP05, ASP06, ASP07, REG01, REG02

EC - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/373 - (OJ L 62, 8.03.2017, p. 1) - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 03/2017


EC - REGULATION (EU) 2020/469 of 14 February 2020 - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/469 of 14 February 2020 amending Regulation (EU) No 923/2012, Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 and Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as regards requirements for air traffic management/air navigation services, design of airspace structures and data quality, runway safety and repealing Regulation (EC) No 73/2010. 01/2010


EUROCONTROL - Air Navigation Systems Safety Assessment Methodology (SAM) - Version 2.1 / 11/2006


EUROCONTROL - Airspace Concept Handbook for the Implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) - Edition 4.0 / 04/2021

ASP07, REG02

EUROCONTROL - EAM 4 - ESARR 4 - Risk Assessment and Mitigation in ATM - Edition 1.0 / 04/2001


FAA - AC 20-138C - Airworthiness Approval of Positioning and Navigation Systems 05/2012


FAA - AC 90-105 - Approval Guidance for RNP Operations and Barometric Vertical Navigation in the U.S. National Airspace System 01/2009


ICAO - Doc 7030 - Regional supplementary Procedures - Edition 5 / 07/2011

ASP07, REG02

ICAO - Doc 8168-Volume II - Aircraft Operations - Volume II - Construction of Visual and Instrument Flight Procedures - Edition 5 / 11/2011

ASP01, ASP05, ASP06, ASP07, REG02, USE02

ICAO - Doc 9613 - Performance-based Navigation (PBN) Manual - Edition 4 / 03/2013

ASP07, REG02, USE02

ICAO - Doc 9674 - World Geodetic System - 1984 (WGS-84) Manual - Edition 2 / 12/2002


ICAO - Doc 9992 - Manual on the Use of Performance-based Navigation (PBN) in Airspace Design - First Edition / 01/2013

ASP07, REG02

ICAO - EUR-Doc 025 - EUR RNP APCH Guidance Material - Second Edition / 01/2021

ASP01, ASP05, ASP06

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
NSG - Navigation Steering Group
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in