Introduction to Aviation

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Silke Corleisen
Silke CorleisenHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

The international air transport system is characterised by a complex interaction of various actors involved (e.g. airport, airline, air traffic control) and their specific technologies and operating procedures. Every aspect of aviation is defined and controlled by a comprehensive set of rules. Especially for someone new to the topic, understanding these complex procedures and rules can be very challenging.

This 4-day course aims to provide an introduction to aviation and an in-depth overview of correlations between air operations and technical matters in selected areas of responsibility of the various stakeholders.

During the course, the participants will be introduced to the national and international legal framework which are of great importance for all participating actors. Then, the functions and tasks of the different key-players (airport, airline, air traffic control) and their interaction with each other are discussed in detail. In addition, the basic procedures of flight operations are presented and explained from the point of view of all organisations involved.

The course focuses on the structure of the various organisations as well as their daily operations and interfaces between them. With the help of the participants’ input, the trainer and guest lecturers will develop aviation characteristics: What are the challenges of landside and airside flight operations at the airport? Who are the key-players? What does a day in the cockpit look like and how is it prepared? What are the operating procedures and technologies used in a flight? How do airlines interact with each other? How does air traffic control ensure safety at the airport and in the air? Which different systems are available?

These and many other questions will be solved and explained during the course with the help of practical examples, discussions and simulations (e.g. Airbus A320), giving the participants a comprehensive insight into all aspects of international aviation and the associated procedures.

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 07.05.-10.05.2019
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.590,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.
Fully-Booked
This course will be held in German. Send inquiry

Course Content

Role and function of world aviation organisations

  • International regulations (ICAO, IATA, FAA)
  • European requirements (EASA, EUROCONTOL)
  • National regulations (CAA)

Airports

  • Airport organisation and infrastructure:
    • Runway, taxiway, apron
    • Terminal configuration
    • Technical Infrastructure
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Center and Tower Procedures
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
  • Infrastructure:
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)

Airlines

  • Aircrafts:
    • Classification
    • Basics of flight control
  • Organisation:
    • Airline types
    • Business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Flight planning
    • Flight preparation (cockpit procedures, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Air Traffic Management Basics

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, tactical, operational levels)
  • ATC-Slot, Networkmanager
  • Airport Slot, Airport coordination
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management and Development
  • Navigation and Communication Procedures
  • ATC (Remote Towers, Satellite Surveillance etc.)
  • Drones

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend 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

  • Civil Aviation Authority personnel
  • Aerodrome inspectors
  • Aerodrome accountable managers
  • Aerodrome operations managers
  • Aerodrome maintenance managers
  • Aerodrome engineers and planners
  • Aerodrome safety managers and human factors specialists
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Aerodrome trainers
  • Aerodrome services contractors
  • Aerodrome ground-handling contractors
  • Providers of apron management services
  • Airline representatives
  • Air Navigation Service Providers

Course Location

relexa Hotel Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 26 483 0

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
mid-training days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

This course will be held in German. Send inquiry

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Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 12.-15.11.2019
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.590,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.
This course will be held in German. Registration

Course Content

Role and function of world aviation organisations

  • International regulations (ICAO, IATA, FAA)
  • European requirements (EASA, EUROCONTOL)
  • National regulations (CAA)

Airports

  • Airport organisation and infrastructure:
    • Runway, taxiway, apron
    • Terminal configuration
    • Technical Infrastructure
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Center and Tower Procedures
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
  • Infrastructure:
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)

Airlines

  • Aircrafts:
    • Classification
    • Basics of flight control
  • Organisation:
    • Airline types
    • Business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Flight planning
    • Flight preparation (cockpit procedures, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Air Traffic Management Basics

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, tactical, operational levels)
  • ATC-Slot, Networkmanager
  • Airport Slot, Airport coordination
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management and Development
  • Navigation and Communication Procedures
  • ATC (Remote Towers, Satellite Surveillance etc.)
  • Drones

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend 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

  • Civil Aviation Authority personnel
  • Aerodrome inspectors
  • Aerodrome accountable managers
  • Aerodrome operations managers
  • Aerodrome maintenance managers
  • Aerodrome engineers and planners
  • Aerodrome safety managers and human factors specialists
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Aerodrome trainers
  • Aerodrome services contractors
  • Aerodrome ground-handling contractors
  • Providers of apron management services
  • Airline representatives
  • Air Navigation Service Providers

Course Location

relexa Hotel Berlin
Telefon: +49 30 26 483 0

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
mid-training days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

This course will be held in German. Registration

About airsight Trainings

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

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Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: German or English
Duration: 4 days

Course Content

Role and function of world aviation organisations

  • International regulations (ICAO, IATA, FAA)
  • European requirements (EASA, EUROCONTOL)
  • National regulations (CAA)

Airports

  • Airport organisation and infrastructure:
    • Runway, taxiway, apron
    • Terminal configuration
    • Technical Infrastructure
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Center and Tower Procedures
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
  • Infrastructure:
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)

Airlines

  • Aircrafts:
    • Classification
    • Basics of flight control
  • Organisation:
    • Airline types
    • Business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Flight planning
    • Flight preparation (cockpit procedures, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Air Traffic Management Basics

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, tactical, operational levels)
  • ATC-Slot, Networkmanager
  • Airport Slot, Airport coordination
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management and Development
  • Navigation and Communication Procedures
  • ATC (Remote Towers, Satellite Surveillance etc.)
  • Drones

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend 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

  • Civil Aviation Authority personnel
  • Aerodrome inspectors
  • Aerodrome accountable managers
  • Aerodrome operations managers
  • Aerodrome maintenance managers
  • Aerodrome engineers and planners
  • Aerodrome safety managers and human factors specialists
  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Aerodrome trainers
  • Aerodrome services contractors
  • Aerodrome ground-handling contractors
  • Providers of apron management services
  • Airline representatives
  • Air Navigation Service Providers

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

About airsight Trainings

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more