Advanced Management of Technical-operational ANS Services Expert

Advanced Management of Technical-operational ANS Services Expert

Partner-ICAO Course


The course provides trainees with the competencies required to manage the technical and operational component of air navigation services in accordance with ANS SARPs, associated guidance material and making use of best practices applied worldwide.

Learning Objectives

to familiarize with ICAO’s Performance Based Navigation (PBN) concept

To familiarize with airspace structures and the basics of the design of instrument flight procedures (IFPD)

To familiarize with the concept of capacity for airport, factors behind and ways for its calculation, including limiting capacity and ATFCM measures

To understand the A CDM concept and how its integration helps the achievement of desired capacity levels

To familiarize with the integration of drones into the airspace and the concept of U space

To familiarize with Air Navigation Technical Services from the perspective of technology, architecture and functionalities for communication systems (mobile and ground based), surveillance systems and ATM systems

To provide a general awareness about the ICAO AIS to AIM transition roadmap.

To reinforce the importance of the Quality of the Aeronautical Data and Aeronautical Information and Spanish AISP Quality Management System Procedures on support of Annex 15

To familiarize safety in Air Navigation Services from the perspective of planning, regulation and provision

To promote a safety culture within air navigation service provider

To understand methods for safety assessment of functional changes

To familiarize with occurrence reporting and safety investigation techniques in accordance with international best practices

To understand the influence of human performance in the provision of air navigation services as well as in organizational and procedural issues

To understand the psychological and physiological limitations of the individual and the impact of these limitations on the commission of errors

To provide an overview of Environmental issues from the perspective of Air Navigation Services

To understand the effects of aviation on the environment, with special attention to noise, emissions and climate change

To address actions to reduce environmental affections from the perspective of a multi-stakeholder overview of the environmental impact of the aviation sector whilst securing its future sustainable development

To familiarize with security in Air Navigation Services from the perspective of planning, regulation and provision

To familiarize with Cybersecurity at national and international level, main regulatory frameworks, internal organization of an ANSP and an approach to general technical concepts and good practices.


  • Module 0: Introduction
  • Module 1: Operations and airspace management
  • Module 2: ANS technical management
  • Module 3: AIM
  • Module 4: ANS Safety
  • Module 5: Human Factors
  • Module 6: ANS Security
  • Module 7: ANS environment

Primary Target Population

Primarily aimed at ANS professionals such as ANSP management staff, engineers, air traffic controllers, economists, lawyers and other employees of an air navigation service provider

Entry Requirements

Aviation professional or university student

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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person)
Duration: 120 Days / 120 Hours
Level: Management