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Area Navigation in European Terminal Control Areas (TMAs) [NAV-PRNAV-RNAV1] (Direct Access)

Web-based training English (GB) 20.09.2016 14:53
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Area Navigation (RNAV) is a method of navigation which permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of station-referenced navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of these. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this training module are as follows: • To describe RNAV and outline its current and future use in TMAs • To define the aircraft capabilities required for RNAV operations in TMAs • To describe the different types of RNAV SID/STAR and outline their advantages • To describe the different types of Waypoint, describing how they affect aircraft turns • To outline some ATC best practice with regard to specific instructions, i.e. ‘DIRECT TO’ • To describe how ATC uses aircraft capability indicators to assign appropriate SIDs/STARs • To state any RTF phraseology specific to RNAV operations. AUDIENCE Qualified and student air traffic controllers