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5th Dec 2009, 12:18
What is PANS-OPS 5 when referred to on a aerodrome approach chart?

What are the changes from PANS-OPS 4?

e.g. EFRO RVN Rovaniemi RWY03

7th Dec 2009, 16:21
PANS OPS (Procedures for Air Navigation Services) document 8168/611 was revised to the Fifth Edition on 3 October 2006.

The document has two volumes:
Volume I - Flight Operations, for flight crew and operating personnel.
Volume II - Construction of Visual and Flight operations, for procedures specialists.

Fifth Edition amendments Volume I & II:
(Eleventh meeting of the Obstacle Clearance Panel)
Editorial amendment to provide a more logical layout and improve the consistence and clarity of the document in order to:
a)facilitate correct implementation; and
b)provide a better framework for future development

Fifth Edition amendments Volume II:
(Fourteenth meeting of the Obstacle Clearance Panel)
a) new provisions for units of measurement;
b) new approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV)
for satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) operations;
c) vertical navigation (VNAV) operations;
d) new provisions for quality assurance in the procedure design process;
e) new provisions for basic global navigation satellite system (GNSS);
f) consolidation of turn protection criteria; and
g) enhancement of existing procedures related to the visual segment surface.

(First working group of the whole meeting of the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel)
a) alignment of the procedure design criteria for area navigation (RNAV) applications with the performance- based navigation (PBN) concept;
b) expansion of the guidance on coding requirements for satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) and ground- based augmentation system (GBAS) final approach segment (FAS) data block and extension of the existing
precision approach criteria for simultaneous approaches to parallel or near parallel runways and for procedures with glide paths above 3.5 to approach with vertical guidance (APV) SBAS procedures;
c) modification of the procedure design criteria to allow SBAS certified aircraft to fly Baro-VNAV procedures without having to change the chart;
d) new criteria to help to prevent Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) during helicopter operations in visual flight rules (VFR) conditions;
e) explanation of the validity of the target level of safety for the Collision Risk Model (CRM) to amplify the differences between the CRM and the obstacle assessment surface (OAS) method, also restricting it to the final approach segment;
f) validation of the instrument flight procedures which is a critical element of the flight procedure design process;
g) addition of a reference to the new Quality Assurance Manual for Flight Procedure Design (Doc 9906) and additional training requirements to ensure that the quality assurance in the procedure design process and its output
meets the requirements of Annex 15;
h) addition of a reference to the new Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) Procedure Design Manual (Doc 9905); and
i) addition of a note on how to handle precision approaches with regard to new larger aircraft from a procedure design perspective; includes additional information on waypoints on straight segments to increase the efficiency of air
traffic; adds criteria for procedure designers and pilots on manual RNAV holding; deletes the requirement of increased minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) for final approaches longer than 11 km (6 NM); and relaxes the
requirement to apply the terminal arrival altitude concept instead of the minimum sector altitude (MSA).

A chart produced by a thrid party supplier (e.g. Jeppesen) may display the criteria used by the original procedure designer. A chart displaying PANS OPS 5 indicates the procedure has been designed to criteria written in PANS OPS Document 8168/611 Volume II Fifth Edition.

Prior to Fifth Edition PANS OPS 8168, procedure criteria was Forth Edition. Many Jeppesen charts display PANS OPS 4. Amendment four included the deletion of the acceleration segment. PANS OPS 3 highlights holding speeds to be used in accordance with amendment three. PANS OPS indicates the procedure has been designed in accrodance with PANS OPS volume II amendment 1 and 2.
PANS OPS 8168 Volume II design criteria amendments include previous amendments. i.e. a chart displaying PANS OPS 5 includes PANS OPS 3 and PANS OPS 4.

Some Jeppesen charts display TERPS in place of PANS OPS. This indicates the proceedure has been designed in accordance with United States Standards for Terminal Procedures (TERPS). The major difference being a much smaller circling domain.