ICAO PANS-OPS Basic Training - ANI
Instrument flight procedures demand a high level of quality control. Amongst others, designers play a key role in the development of a quality flight procedure.
Training is one of the most important elements of quality assurance. ICAO document 9906 (“Quality Assurance Manual For Flight Procedure Design”) as well as States require a “competency-based approach” to ensure that flight procedure designers have acquired and maintain this competency level through training, supervised on-the-job training (OJT), recurrent and refresher training.
This ICAO PANS-OPS Basic Training is the initial training required for future flight procedure designers.
The Basic training program consists of two parts of 3 weeks each with a one-day initiation webinar about a month before the course starts. The break, which allows the students to consolidate the fundamentals, is typically around 4-8 weeks.
• Part 1: All basic concepts, non-precision approach design, departures, holdings, en-route, all according conventional ground-based navigation
• Part 2: PBN concept, PBN non-precision approaches, PBN departures and holdings, ILS (also in combination with PBN)
Due to the complexity and the quantity of the material in ICAO PANS-OPS, APV-Baro VNAV, SBAS-APV and GBAS criteria as well as RNP and RNP AR (Authorisation Required) criteria are classified „advanced“ and are NOT part of the initial training but are part of the advanced training concept.
The training requires pre-requisite Skills, Knowledge and Attitudes (SKAs) which are evaluated with a mandatory pre-requisite online test. The pre-requisite test includes topics such as mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry as well as probability and statistics), aviation or aviation-related pre-requisites (air traffic management, navigation, navigation systems and geography, aircraft operations, aircraft performance, aeronautical information services, aerodrome safeguarding as well as geodesy). In addition, an English language test is required before registering to the basic training.
Please note: This ICAO PANS-OPS Basic Training is conducted in Switzerland by the Air Navigation Institute (ANI), a partner of airsight for flight procedure design training.
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