Digital Tower Operation

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Course aim

This course is developed for operational or student controllers who have completed their ADI or AFIS training and will operate at a digital tower. It provides a theoretical background to enhance the controllers’ understanding of the unique aspects of working at a digital tower facility. Additionally, the course prepares them for unit training.

After completion of this course, the participants:

  • Have the necessary knowledge to perform their controller or information functions safely in a digital tower environment.
  • Understand both the limitations and benefits of operating in a digital tower environment.

Course structure

The standard course is 5 days in duration and consists of theory lessons. It can be delivered at any location with suitable classroom or conference facilities and can be equipment-specific depending on the customer’s requirements. Digital Tower Operation simulation can be added to a course.

Content in brief

The course covers topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Digital tower operations overview.
  • Licensing and regulations.
  • Special rules and exceptions.
  • Equipment limitations.
  • Equipment unserviceabilities.
  • Human factors: differences between traditional tower control and digital operations, operating multiple towers simultaneously, prioritisation and scheduling of work.

Prerequisites

  • A successful completion of our ADI course, AFIS course or equivalent.
  • English language skills at ICAO level 4 or higher.

Compliance with regulations

  • The course is compliant with Eurocontrol NPA 2017-21.

Digital Tower Operation

5 days
  • Prerequisites
    • ADI or AFIS
    • English language skills at ICAO level 4 or higher
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