Introduction to Safety Nets [ATC-I-SAFNETS]

e-Learning Course
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12 Months
max. study period
1.5 Hours
Duration
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This course explains the purpose of safety nets, the difference between ground and airborne safety nets. It provides an explanation of how STCA, MSAW, APW, APM and TAWS (E/GPWS) work and what they are designed to do. For those safety nets that require a response from ATC, an explanation of that response is provided.

The content is aligned with the ATC Initial training requirements specified in: :
  • 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 explains the purpose of safety nets, the difference between ground and airborne safety nets and an explanation of how TAWS, EGPWS, STCA, MSAW, APW and APM work and what they are designed to do. For those safety nets that require a response from ATC, an explanation of that response is provided.
Important Note
Please note that there is a separate e-learning course dedicated entirely to TCAS for Initial Training students – Introduction to TCAS [ATC-I-TCAS]
Objectives
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the main characteristics of airborne safety nets and their relevance to ATC operations.
  • Explain the main characteristics of ground-based safety nets and their relevance to ATC operations.
  • Describe the controller responsibility during and following safety net warnings.
Audience
Ab-initio air traffic controllers who are completing their ATC Initial training or anyone who would like to have a basic understanding of ground and airborne safety nets.
Price
This course is free of charge.
Terms and Conditions
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Certificate awarded
Candidates who finish the course will receive a certificate of completion.
Stanislaw DROZDOWSKI
Course Manager