Introduction to Aviation

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

This 4-day course aims to provide an in-depth overview to the air transport system. It enables the participants to better understand the regulations and the roles and perspectives of the different actors: airport operators, airlines, air traffic control, as well as regulators and organisation. This course is designed for new entrants in the industry as well as for qualified experts desiring to have a refresher on these complex topics.

After a short introduction in the aviation organisation and regulations, the functions and operations of each stakeholder are first presented in a practical and simple manner:  What are the challenges of airport landside and airside operations? How is a typical day in the cockpit? What is the role of air traffic control in traffic regulation and safety? This and many questions are answered in this training course with hands-on examples.

Then, the different – often conflicting – objectives and perspectives of the key-players are discussed, together with the basic principles that enable a fair and efficient collaboration – taking into account the scare capacity: slot coordination, collaborative decision making etc.

At the end of the course the participant should have a basic overview about international aviation including all different stakeholders and the corresponding technical solutions and operational procedures.

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 23.04.-26.04.2018
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.465,00 €
2.341,75 €
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
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)
    • Air Traffic Control roles (airport control, en-route, etc.) and workstations

Airlines

  • Organisation:
    • Airline types and business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Personnel qualification and education
    • Flight preparation (flight planning, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Interests and conflicts between stakeholders

  • Aerodrome operator’s perspective
  • Air Traffic Control’s perspective
  • Airlines’ perspective
  • Passengers – the forgotten stakeholder

Managing air transport demand and capacity

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, pre-tactical, tactical levels):
    • Basic principles and differences
    • Air traffic control slot
    • Airport slot
  • Airport slot regulations and guidelines:
    • Policies and regulations
    • Airport coordination levels and procedures
    • Slot performance monitoring
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM):
    • Basic principles: information sharing & milestones
    • Key performance indicators (slot adherence, delays, etc.)
    • Benefits

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management
  • Ground-and aircraft-bound safety nets (ACAS, TCAS)
  • Technical development of navigation
  • Remote Towers

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend has worked as a center controller for German Air Traffic Services (DFS) and gained many years of experience as a lecturer for flight navigation and air traffic control at several universities. Furthermore, he was responsible for various research projects in collaboration with EUROCONTROL, DFS and Lufthansa Flight Training in the SESAR and SESAR 2020 program. Thereby he gained experience in operating different aircraft types, such as A320, A330, A340, A380, B737, B747 and B777. Dr. Behrend works for Airsight as a consultant in various projects and is responsible for several courses (e.g. flight operations, CNS-safeguarding).

Dipl.-Kfm. Bernhard Persch

- English translation will be provided later - 

Herr Persch ist als Leiter des Bereichs Wirtschaft und Non-Aviation beim Flughafenverband ADV tätig und als Projektleiter verantwortlich für alle Entgeltthemen der Flughäfen, nationale Umsetzung der EU-RL über Flughafenentgelte, Sicherheitsentgelte, Transparenzgespräche zu Luftsicherheitsgebühren, Einführung von PRM-Entgelten (PRM, Passengers with Reduced Mobility) und die Koordination von Finanzierungs- und Steuerthemen. Darüber hinaus ist er verantwortlich für alle Non-Aviation-Themen, wirtschaftliche Schnittstelle zur DFS und zu europäischen Institutionen sowie Mitglied im Airport Economics Panel bei der ICAO.

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

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

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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: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 12.11.-15.11.2018
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.465,00 €
2.341,75 €
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
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)
    • Air Traffic Control roles (airport control, en-route, etc.) and workstations

Airlines

  • Organisation:
    • Airline types and business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Personnel qualification and education
    • Flight preparation (flight planning, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Interests and conflicts between stakeholders

  • Aerodrome operator’s perspective
  • Air Traffic Control’s perspective
  • Airlines’ perspective
  • Passengers – the forgotten stakeholder

Managing air transport demand and capacity

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, pre-tactical, tactical levels):
    • Basic principles and differences
    • Air traffic control slot
    • Airport slot
  • Airport slot regulations and guidelines:
    • Policies and regulations
    • Airport coordination levels and procedures
    • Slot performance monitoring
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM):
    • Basic principles: information sharing & milestones
    • Key performance indicators (slot adherence, delays, etc.)
    • Benefits

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management
  • Ground-and aircraft-bound safety nets (ACAS, TCAS)
  • Technical development of navigation
  • Remote Towers

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend has worked as a center controller for German Air Traffic Services (DFS) and gained many years of experience as a lecturer for flight navigation and air traffic control at several universities. Furthermore, he was responsible for various research projects in collaboration with EUROCONTROL, DFS and Lufthansa Flight Training in the SESAR and SESAR 2020 program. Thereby he gained experience in operating different aircraft types, such as A320, A330, A340, A380, B737, B747 and B777. Dr. Behrend works for Airsight as a consultant in various projects and is responsible for several courses (e.g. flight operations, CNS-safeguarding).

Dipl.-Kfm. Bernhard Persch

- English translation will be provided later - 

Herr Persch ist als Leiter des Bereichs Wirtschaft und Non-Aviation beim Flughafenverband ADV tätig und als Projektleiter verantwortlich für alle Entgeltthemen der Flughäfen, nationale Umsetzung der EU-RL über Flughafenentgelte, Sicherheitsentgelte, Transparenzgespräche zu Luftsicherheitsgebühren, Einführung von PRM-Entgelten (PRM, Passengers with Reduced Mobility) und die Koordination von Finanzierungs- und Steuerthemen. Darüber hinaus ist er verantwortlich für alle Non-Aviation-Themen, wirtschaftliche Schnittstelle zur DFS und zu europäischen Institutionen sowie Mitglied im Airport Economics Panel bei der ICAO.

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

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.

Show more

Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: German, 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
  • Operation:
    • Airside operations
    • Landside operations

Air Traffic Control / Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)

  • Organisation:
    • Air Traffic Services
    • Structure and organisation of the airspace
  • Operation:
    • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Network Operations
    • Navigational aids (NDB, VOR, DME, ILS, etc.)
    • Surveillance and Communication systems (radars etc.)
    • Air Traffic Control roles (airport control, en-route, etc.) and workstations

Airlines

  • Organisation:
    • Airline types and business models
    • Alliances
  • Flight Operations:
    • Personnel qualification and education
    • Flight preparation (flight planning, fuelling, de-icing etc.)
    • Taxi and take-off
    • Cruise
    • Approach and landing

Interests and conflicts between stakeholders

  • Aerodrome operator’s perspective
  • Air Traffic Control’s perspective
  • Airlines’ perspective
  • Passengers – the forgotten stakeholder

Managing air transport demand and capacity

  • Long and short term planning (strategic, pre-tactical, tactical levels):
    • Basic principles and differences
    • Air traffic control slot
    • Airport slot
  • Airport slot regulations and guidelines:
    • Policies and regulations
    • Airport coordination levels and procedures
    • Slot performance monitoring
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM):
    • Basic principles: information sharing & milestones
    • Key performance indicators (slot adherence, delays, etc.)
    • Benefits

Future developments in air transport

  • Harmonisation efforts ("Single European Sky", interoperability)
  • Total Aerodrome Management
  • Ground-and aircraft-bound safety nets (ACAS, TCAS)
  • Technical development of navigation
  • Remote Towers

Trainer

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend

Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Behrend has worked as a center controller for German Air Traffic Services (DFS) and gained many years of experience as a lecturer for flight navigation and air traffic control at several universities. Furthermore, he was responsible for various research projects in collaboration with EUROCONTROL, DFS and Lufthansa Flight Training in the SESAR and SESAR 2020 program. Thereby he gained experience in operating different aircraft types, such as A320, A330, A340, A380, B737, B747 and B777. Dr. Behrend works for Airsight as a consultant in various projects and is responsible for several courses (e.g. flight operations, CNS-safeguarding).

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