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Pilots Encouraged to Review Updated Training Module on Precision Runway Monitor Approaches

Nov. 2, 2017

The FAA recently updated its training module for precision runway monitor (PRM) approaches.

“Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) Pilot Procedures” replaces training videos with streamlined training material, and provides the most up-to-date information on how to conduct PRM approaches, which allow simultaneous, independent approaches in closely spaced, parallel runways.

According to the FAA, pilots operating transport category aircraft must be familiar with PRM and simultaneous offset instrument approaches (SOIA) operations as contained in the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). Pilots not operating transport category aircraft must be familiar with PRM and SOIA operations, as detailed in the AIM.

Pilots conducting Part 121, 129 and 135 operations must continue to comply with their FAA-approved company training. However, NBAA recommends that those responsible for developing and implementing company training review their FAA-approved training programs to ensure consistency with current guidance.

The AIM will soon be updated to reflect current PRM and other simultaneous approach guidance.

The FAA will also implement a new attention all users page (AAUP) format, intended to reduce cockpit workload by providing shorter-length content and delivering updated materials. The AAUP will be available on Dec. 7.

View the FAA’s “Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) Pilot Procedures” training module.