Flight Operations

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Jenny Bradley
Jenny BradleyHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

The daily flight operation is characterized by a complex interaction of cockpit crew, operational flight planning and airport operators as well as national and supranational Air Traffic Service Providers. For the conduction of a single flight numerous requirements have to be considered during flight preparations and performance on the one hand; on the other hand the aircraft has to be flown as safely and efficient as possible under rapidly changing external conditions.

The training provides an intensive overview of the various aspects of a flight from the on-board perspective (such as Pre-Flight-Operations, Crew Ressource Management, ATC). All phases of the instrument flight will be presented including the crew actions and used technologies. The participants get basic information of working processes of a cockpit crew using practical examples. The training will be supported by using a variety of tools and original software such as Electronical Flight Bag and Performance Calculation Tool as well as simulations of different aircrafts and interactive exercises (e.g. aircraft radio communication).

At the end of the training, all learned operations and flight phases will be explained using a simulation environment. An entire instrument flight will be conducted on a PC-based simulation using standard operational procedures.

The 3-day training is dedicated to different stakeholders in aviation (e.g. airlines, airport operators, MRO organizations, and authorities), who want a deeper insight in flight operations and their individual aspects.

Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: German or English
Duration: 3 days

Course Content

Instrument flight phases

  • Flight rules
  • Legal basics (for example EC 965/2012)
  • Categorisation of flight events

Crew resource management

  • Multi crew concept
  • Standard operational procedures

Pre-Flight operations

  • Cockpit layouts, displays
  • Operational flight planning & Aviation weather
  • Cockpit preparation & Briefing


  • Take-off distances
  • Performance Calculation
  • Electronic Flight Bag

Air Traffic Control

  • Air space structure
  • Air traffic services
  • Radio communication


  • Conventional navigation & Area navigation
  • SID, STAR, ATS routes
  • Flight Management System

Auto flight

  • Basic tasks
  • Control levels
  • Different manufacturer philosophies
  • 4-D trajectories


  • Approach systems
  • Approach minima
  • All weather operations

Turn-around process

  • Stakeholder
  • Processes
  • A-CDM


  • Checklists
  • Radio communication
  • Cockpit preparation
  • Performance calculation
  • Conventional and area navigation
  • Auto flight
  • IFR-flight


Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Ferdinand in an international aviation expert and trainer. He works as consultant for several federal ministries and companies in the field of aviation. He is specialized for flight operations, air traffic management, airport operations and safety analysis. Ferdinand finished his PhD thesis in 2016 about final approach operation and navigation. He gained exceptional experience and interdisciplinary competence being responsible for several international research projects (SESAR, SESAR 2020) within his position as assistance professor at the department of flight guidance and air transport at the Technical University of Berlin. Furthermore, he was responsible for several courses about flight operations and air traffic control.

He is undertaking projects including safety analysis for air traffic control, developing concept of operations and assessing airport and aircraft operations. Ferdinand works as scientific flight instructor for the Lufthansa Aviation Training for all Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer aircrafts. Additionally, he is advisor for the ICAO visual aids working group. Prior his work at the university he was an air traffic control operator for the Deutsche Flugsicherung within area- and approach control.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome safety experts
  • Aerodrome operations managers
  • Aerodrome engineers and planners
  • Air traffic control staff
  • Aviation safety experts
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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