Obstacle Assessment

This 4-day course enables participants to understand technical safeguarding principles and assess obstructions against ICAO/EASA Obstacle Limitation Surfaces.

Contact Training Department

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

Safe airport operations demand a permanent monitoring of obstacles in the close proximity of airports as well as of the respective ICAO Obstacle Limitation Surfaces. The construction of new infrastructure or changes to airport operations require systematic obstacle evaluations and assessments to maintain an acceptable level of safety.

The objective of this 4-day training course is to provide a comprehensive overview of aerodrome safeguarding and the assessment of obstacles in the vicinity of aerodromes. It is designed for all persons dealing with obstacles at or in the vicinity of aerodromes.

All relevant Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as well as of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are illustrated and discussed. In addition, further related aspects such as protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities and visual flight procedures (VFR) are catered for. Also an introduction of instrument flight procedures (IFR) and their obstacle protection areas is provided (according to ICAO Document 8168 "PANS-OPS"), incl. departure and approach procedures as well as specifics of the ILS precision approach and the visual segment surface (VSS).

Attendees will learn, also by means of exercises, how to assess relevant Obstacle Limitation Surfaces, to judge the significance of penetrating obstacles and to develop appropriate safety measures where necessary.

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 09.10.-12.10.2017
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.295,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

Course Content

Regulations and fundamentals

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Categories of aircraft, aerodromes, runways and approach procedures
  • Declared distances (TORA, TODA, ASDA, LDA)

ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)

  • Approach surface
  • Transitional surface
  • Take-off climb surface
  • Obstacle free zone (OFZ)

 Aerodrome Infrastructure

  • Runway strip
  • Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  • Clearway

Further obstacle protection requirements

  • Shielding principles
  • Visual slope indicator systems
  • Instrument approaches on non-instrument runways
  • Flights according to visual flight rules (VFR)

Introduction to instrument flight procedure design (ICAO Document 8168 „PANS-OPS“)

  • Departure procedures, incl. obstacle identification surface (OIS), minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) and procedure design gradient (PDG)
  • Approach procedures incl. non-precision approaches (NPA), approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV) and precision approaches (PA)
  • ILS obstacle assessment surfaces (OAS) and collision risk model (CRM)
  • Visual segment surface (VSS)

Protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities

  • ICAO EUR Document 015 (European Guidance Material on Managing Building Restricted Areas)
  • ILS critical and sensitive areas

Aeronautical studies / safety assessments

  • Consequences and handling in case of infringements of obstacle protection / limitation surfaces

Trainer

Dipl.-Ing. Malte Karger

Mr Karger is responsible for flight procedure design and obstacle assessments of airsight’s consulting division. He is also a renowned and appreciated trainer, sharing his knowledge and practical experience with other industry experts in airsight’s scheduled as well as customised in-house training courses in countries such as Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey.

As an advisor of ICAO’s Instrument Flight Procedure Panel (IFPP) in the capacity of a field expert, Mr Karger participates in the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Task Force (OLSTF).

Mr Karger acquired extensive experience on international projects dealing with obstacle assessments and aeronautical studies for clients such as Berlin, Dubai, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Malta, Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Warsaw Airports as well as for several smaller airfields. Furthermore, he conducted numerous flight procedure design projects (conventional and RNAV/PBN) for clients such as Berlin, Cluj, Lošinj, Kaunas, Sibiu and Vilnius Airports as well as for Air Austral and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA).

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

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

Course Location

NH Hotel Berlin Friedrichstraße
Telefon: +49 30 20 62 660

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.

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Course Details

Location: Auckland
Language: English
Date: 14.11.-17.11.2017
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.850,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

Course Content

Regulations and fundamentals

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Categories of aircraft, aerodromes, runways and approach procedures
  • Declared distances (TORA, TODA, ASDA, LDA)

ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)

  • Approach surface
  • Transitional surface
  • Take-off climb surface
  • Obstacle free zone (OFZ)

 Aerodrome Infrastructure

  • Runway strip
  • Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  • Clearway

Further obstacle protection requirements

  • Shielding principles
  • Visual slope indicator systems
  • Instrument approaches on non-instrument runways
  • Flights according to visual flight rules (VFR)

Introduction to instrument flight procedure design (ICAO Document 8168 „PANS-OPS“)

  • Departure procedures, incl. obstacle identification surface (OIS), minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) and procedure design gradient (PDG)
  • Approach procedures incl. non-precision approaches (NPA), approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV) and precision approaches (PA)
  • ILS obstacle assessment surfaces (OAS) and collision risk model (CRM)
  • Visual segment surface (VSS)

Protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities

  • ICAO EUR Document 015 (European Guidance Material on Managing Building Restricted Areas)
  • ILS critical and sensitive areas

Aeronautical studies / safety assessments

  • Consequences and handling in case of infringements of obstacle protection / limitation surfaces

Trainer

Dipl.-Ing. Malte Karger

Mr Karger is responsible for flight procedure design and obstacle assessments of airsight’s consulting division. He is also a renowned and appreciated trainer, sharing his knowledge and practical experience with other industry experts in airsight’s scheduled as well as customised in-house training courses in countries such as Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey.

As an advisor of ICAO’s Instrument Flight Procedure Panel (IFPP) in the capacity of a field expert, Mr Karger participates in the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Task Force (OLSTF).

Mr Karger acquired extensive experience on international projects dealing with obstacle assessments and aeronautical studies for clients such as Berlin, Dubai, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Malta, Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Warsaw Airports as well as for several smaller airfields. Furthermore, he conducted numerous flight procedure design projects (conventional and RNAV/PBN) for clients such as Berlin, Cluj, Lošinj, Kaunas, Sibiu and Vilnius Airports as well as for Air Austral and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA).

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Schulz

Holger Schulz is the co-founder and managing director of airsight. He holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering. His doctorate on the subject of satellite-based precision approach procedures (GBAS) gained him international recognition by organisations such as the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). Since 2014 Mr. Schulz is an honorary professor in the field of "Airport Planning" at the Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Transport Systems of the Technical University of Berlin for which he has held a teaching role for many years, specialising in "Airport Planning" and "Flight Procedure Design".


Mr. Schulz is highly regarded amongst his peers on a national and international basis. His extensive experience ranges from comprehensive project and consulting experience to advising roles in various international bodies such as the Aerodromes Panel and the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (IFPP, former OCP) of the ICAO, the Technical and Operational Safety Committee (TOSC), the Single European Sky (SES) Steering Group of Airport Council International (ACI), the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).


Mr. Schulz also holds a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) and is a certified aviation auditor.

Target Group

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

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.

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: Berlin
Language: German
Date: 27.11.-30.11.2017
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.465,00 €
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

Regulations and fundamentals

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Categories of aircraft, aerodromes, runways and approach procedures
  • Declared distances (TORA, TODA, ASDA, LDA)

ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)

  • Approach surface
  • Transitional surface
  • Take-off climb surface
  • Obstacle free zone (OFZ)

 Aerodrome Infrastructure

  • Runway strip
  • Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  • Clearway

Further obstacle protection requirements

  • Shielding principles
  • Visual slope indicator systems
  • Instrument approaches on non-instrument runways
  • Flights according to visual flight rules (VFR)

Introduction to instrument flight procedure design (ICAO Document 8168 „PANS-OPS“)

  • Departure procedures, incl. obstacle identification surface (OIS), minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) and procedure design gradient (PDG)
  • Approach procedures incl. non-precision approaches (NPA), approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV) and precision approaches (PA)
  • ILS obstacle assessment surfaces (OAS) and collision risk model (CRM)
  • Visual segment surface (VSS)

Protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities

  • ICAO EUR Document 015 (European Guidance Material on Managing Building Restricted Areas)
  • ILS critical and sensitive areas

Aeronautical studies / safety assessments

  • Consequences and handling in case of infringements of obstacle protection / limitation surfaces

Trainer

Dipl.-Ing. Malte Karger

Mr Karger is responsible for flight procedure design and obstacle assessments of airsight’s consulting division. He is also a renowned and appreciated trainer, sharing his knowledge and practical experience with other industry experts in airsight’s scheduled as well as customised in-house training courses in countries such as Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey.

As an advisor of ICAO’s Instrument Flight Procedure Panel (IFPP) in the capacity of a field expert, Mr Karger participates in the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Task Force (OLSTF).

Mr Karger acquired extensive experience on international projects dealing with obstacle assessments and aeronautical studies for clients such as Berlin, Dubai, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Malta, Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Warsaw Airports as well as for several smaller airfields. Furthermore, he conducted numerous flight procedure design projects (conventional and RNAV/PBN) for clients such as Berlin, Cluj, Lošinj, Kaunas, Sibiu and Vilnius Airports as well as for Air Austral and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA).

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

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

Course Location

InterCityHotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Telefon: +49 30 288755-0

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

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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: Dubai
Language: English
Date: 04.12.-07.12.2017
Duration: 4 days

Course Fee

2.595,00 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

Course Content

Regulations and fundamentals

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Categories of aircraft, aerodromes, runways and approach procedures
  • Declared distances (TORA, TODA, ASDA, LDA)

ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)

  • Approach surface
  • Transitional surface
  • Take-off climb surface
  • Obstacle free zone (OFZ)

 Aerodrome Infrastructure

  • Runway strip
  • Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  • Clearway

Further obstacle protection requirements

  • Shielding principles
  • Visual slope indicator systems
  • Instrument approaches on non-instrument runways
  • Flights according to visual flight rules (VFR)

Introduction to instrument flight procedure design (ICAO Document 8168 „PANS-OPS“)

  • Departure procedures, incl. obstacle identification surface (OIS), minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) and procedure design gradient (PDG)
  • Approach procedures incl. non-precision approaches (NPA), approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV) and precision approaches (PA)
  • ILS obstacle assessment surfaces (OAS) and collision risk model (CRM)
  • Visual segment surface (VSS)

Protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities

  • ICAO EUR Document 015 (European Guidance Material on Managing Building Restricted Areas)
  • ILS critical and sensitive areas

Aeronautical studies / safety assessments

  • Consequences and handling in case of infringements of obstacle protection / limitation surfaces

Trainer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Schulz

Holger Schulz is the co-founder and managing director of airsight. He holds a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering. His doctorate on the subject of satellite-based precision approach procedures (GBAS) gained him international recognition by organisations such as the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). Since 2014 Mr. Schulz is an honorary professor in the field of "Airport Planning" at the Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Transport Systems of the Technical University of Berlin for which he has held a teaching role for many years, specialising in "Airport Planning" and "Flight Procedure Design".


Mr. Schulz is highly regarded amongst his peers on a national and international basis. His extensive experience ranges from comprehensive project and consulting experience to advising roles in various international bodies such as the Aerodromes Panel and the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel (IFPP, former OCP) of the ICAO, the Technical and Operational Safety Committee (TOSC), the Single European Sky (SES) Steering Group of Airport Council International (ACI), the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).


Mr. Schulz also holds a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) and is a certified aviation auditor.

Target Group

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

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.

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, English
Duration: 4 days

Course Content

Regulations and fundamentals

  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • Categories of aircraft, aerodromes, runways and approach procedures
  • Declared distances (TORA, TODA, ASDA, LDA)

ICAO obstacle limitation surfaces (OLS)

  • Approach surface
  • Transitional surface
  • Take-off climb surface
  • Obstacle free zone (OFZ)

 Aerodrome Infrastructure

  • Runway strip
  • Runway End Safety Area (RESA)
  • Clearway

Further obstacle protection requirements

  • Shielding principles
  • Visual slope indicator systems
  • Instrument approaches on non-instrument runways
  • Flights according to visual flight rules (VFR)

Introduction to instrument flight procedure design (ICAO Document 8168 „PANS-OPS“)

  • Departure procedures, incl. obstacle identification surface (OIS), minimum obstacle clearance (MOC) and procedure design gradient (PDG)
  • Approach procedures incl. non-precision approaches (NPA), approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV) and precision approaches (PA)
  • ILS obstacle assessment surfaces (OAS) and collision risk model (CRM)
  • Visual segment surface (VSS)

Protection of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) facilities

  • ICAO EUR Document 015 (European Guidance Material on Managing Building Restricted Areas)
  • ILS critical and sensitive areas

Aeronautical studies / safety assessments

  • Consequences and handling in case of infringements of obstacle protection / limitation surfaces

Trainer

Dipl.-Ing. Malte Karger

Mr Karger is responsible for flight procedure design and obstacle assessments of airsight’s consulting division. He is also a renowned and appreciated trainer, sharing his knowledge and practical experience with other industry experts in airsight’s scheduled as well as customised in-house training courses in countries such as Germany, Greece, Switzerland and Turkey.

As an advisor of ICAO’s Instrument Flight Procedure Panel (IFPP) in the capacity of a field expert, Mr Karger participates in the Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Task Force (OLSTF).

Mr Karger acquired extensive experience on international projects dealing with obstacle assessments and aeronautical studies for clients such as Berlin, Dubai, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Malta, Nuremburg, Stuttgart and Warsaw Airports as well as for several smaller airfields. Furthermore, he conducted numerous flight procedure design projects (conventional and RNAV/PBN) for clients such as Berlin, Cluj, Lošinj, Kaunas, Sibiu and Vilnius Airports as well as for Air Austral and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA).

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

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

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