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National and International Aviation Systems (Classroom, 5 days)

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Understand the collaborative approach to aviation system modernization described in the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc. 9750) and relate it to your national aviation system

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Be knowledgeable about the collaborative approach to Aviation System modernization agreed in the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc. 9750)
  • Describe the advantages of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) methodology: elements; advantages; risk mitigation.
  • Have a comprehensive view of the ICAO Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept (Doc. 9854) and its benefits
  • Be able to understand how your National Aviation System fits into the regional and international picture as States work to harmonize Air Traffic Management

Course content

  • Charting the future - the background to the development of Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU)
  • ICAO Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept (Doc. 9854)
  • ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (Doc. 9750) and Global Plan Initiatives
  • Issues to be addressed in the global harmonization of Air Navigation Services
  • Introduction to ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades and stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • ASBU Block 0, 1, 2 and 3 PIAs and Modules
  • Overview of the components of the ICAO Performance-based Navigation (PBN) concept
  • Conventional and Area Navigation: ATS route component; ARINC leg types; Area navigation turns; Fly-by and Fly-over; TO-TO navigation; Waypoint sequencing; and TO-FROM navigation.
  • History of APV approaches; new precision approaches that provide vertical guidance
  • Guidance for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), States, vendors and funding organizations on international airline infrastructure requirements for air traffic services between now and the 2020 timeframe
  • The role of CNS/ATM elements in the transition to a performance-based Air Navigation System
  • Increasing dependence on communication and surveillance capabilities and performances: why RCP and RSP are important; meeting SMS obligations for safety of air traffic management operations dependent on communication and surveillance capabilities
  • For Civil-Military co-operation, an overview of ICAO Circular 330 Civil Military Cooperation in Air Traffic Management
  • Understanding Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) procedures and profiles
  • Guidance on Continuous Climb Operations (CCO) to harmonize their development and implementation
  • Status of global aviation environmental issues and activities
  • Emerging technologies and ATM
  • Overview of the PPlane Project: the Joint EU – US Workshop on Small Aircraft and Personal Planes Systems

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Pilots
  • Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCO) and management working for Air Navigation Service providers
  • Personnel from Civil Aviation Authorities and Regulators

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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