Safe airport operations demand a permanent monitoring of obstacles in the close proximity of airports. The construction of new infrastructure or changes to airport operations require systematic obstacle evaluations and assessments to maintain an acceptable level of safety.
International regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as described in Annex 14 Vol. I specify airspace around aerodromes to be maintained free from obstacles. For that purpose, Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS) are described.
Nevertheless, history shows that the OLS become penetrated by new obstacles world-wide, and it becomes more difficult to protect the surfaces against new obstructions. The reasons are manifold and include unclear objectives of the OLS, inconsistencies between ICAO Annex 14, Annex 6, and PANS OPS requirements as well as unclear adequacy between the obstacle requirements of the surfaces and the complex impact of obstacles on the operations.
To address the deficiencies of the current OLS, the ICAO intends to revise the OLS. Over the last years, the ICAO Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Task Force (OLSTF) developed a new twofold concept of Obstacle Free Surfaces (OFS) and Obstacle Evaluation Surfaces (OES). Furthermore, a new code systematic, the aeroplane design groups (ADG), for the design of the OFS and OES is foreseen.
The objective of this training course is to provide a comprehensive overview of both, the current Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS) as described in ICAO Annex 14 Vol. 1 as well as of the foreseen new surfaces. The new concept, ADG as well as the OFS and OES are presented.
Attendees will learn how to establish the relevant Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS, OFS, OES) and how to determine surface infringements.
This three-day course is designed for all persons involved in this complex subject, including aerodrome, Civil Aviation Authority personnel, or project developers.
Please note: This course aims to present the principles and characteristics of the relevant Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS, OFS, OES). To learn more about how to assess relevant Obstacle Limitation Surfaces, to evaluate the significance of penetrating obstacles and to develop appropriate safety measures where necessary, airsight offers another training course.
The course hours are scheduled as follows:
09:00 am - 5:00 pm (SGT)
At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on ICAO/EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.
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