The ATS Message Handling System ( AMHS) has been specified by ICAO as the new message handling standard to replace the current AFTN/CIDIN (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network/Common ICAO Data Interchange Network).
This course provides an overview, suitable for technical, operational and managerial staff, of the messaging techniques and applications used in ATM. It addresses the current situation (AFTN/CIDIN), the near future (AMHS) and how to migrate to AMHS.
The course provides a summary of the planned implementation of AMHS in Europe and worldwide, and its coexistence with the AFTN/CIDIN.
The ATS Messaging Management Centre (AMC) and European Directory Services (EDS) are also presented, although a companion course (COM-AMC-EDS “ATS Messaging Management”) addresses them in much more detail.
Relevant Single European Sky Community Specification and a discussion of the position of AMHS in recent strategic plans (SESAR, etc.) are also included.
Practical experience from real AMHS operations is a highlight of this course, and a number of tutored group exercises will provide participants with the opportunity to apply - to their real life situations - the concepts explained in the course.
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