[Avionics Today 07-23-2015] Low-cost airline Volaris has selected Airbus ProSky to assist in deploying Performance Based Navigation (PBN) airspaces at Tijuana and Guadalajara International Airports. The deployment of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) will be executed through a holistic approach — the design of the procedures along with specific tailored training are part of a national initiative.
The project also encompasses a tailored training for the region’s Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in order to increase confidence and knowledge about mixing conventional and PBN traffic.
"International airports like Tijuana and Guadalajara are facing major traffic growth, which requires the implementation of new airspaces based on the PBN concept in order to cope with the growth. In addition, fuel efficient procedures mean less CO2 emissions, resulting in environmental benefits,” said Volaris Chief Executive Officer Enrique Beltranena.