Introduction to TCAS [ATC-I-TCAS]

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12 Months
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This course is aimed at Ab-initio air traffic controllers who are completing their ATC Initial training. Its content is aligned with the requirements specified within:
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 of 20 February 2015 and its AMC/GM
  • EASA Executive Director Decision 2019/023/R of 12 November 2019 amending AMC/GM Regulation (EU) 2015/340
The course includes what ACAS is and how TCAS works, the types of alerts and resolution advisories that TCAS generates and the way pilots and controllers react to TCAS events.
It also includes a number of interviews with pilots who share their experiences of TCAS operations, simulations of real operational examples and simulations of pilot responses to TCAS events.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. State the European Union requirement for the carriage of ACAS
  2. Explain the main characteristics of ACAS and their relevance to ATC operations
  3. Explain the function of Traffic Advisories and Resolution Advisories
  4. List the actions of pilots during a TCAS event
  5. List the limitations of TCAS
  6. Describe the controller responsibility during and following an RA.
  7. Differentiate between TCAS event thresholds and ATC separation standards
Ab-initio air traffic controllers who are completing their ATC Initial training, and anyone who would like to have a basic understanding of TCAS operations.
This course is free of charge.
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Certificate awarded
Candidates who finish the course will receive a certificate of completion.
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