AREA CONTROL – NON RADAR, ICAO 055
Course aim The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills to student air traffic controllers in order to enable them to receive a student certificate of competency for the ICAO Area Control rating.
Course objectives After completion of the course, the student has the basic knowledge, skills and understanding to manage traffic safely and according to the rules and regulations of Document 4444, in an area procedural environment.
Course overview The course focuses on specific tasks, separation standards and methods used in a procedural environment. This will be taught by theoretical sessions and practical exercises in a procedural simulator. The training is conducted in a generic airspace suitable for this type of air traffic control.
- English language proficiency (minimum ICAO level 4).
- Approved results from Air Traffic Control Assistant/Basic Induction course (ICAO 051) at Entry Point North or another training facility.
- Meeting the authority’s requirement for an ATC license
Compliance with regulations
- The course is compliant with ICAO standards and recommended practices.
- Entry Point North training academy is certified by the Swedish CAA.
Content in brief
Course introduction and examination procedures
- Course evaluation
- Progress reports
Area control unit responsibility
- Airspace structure
- Area of responsibility – area control service
- Planning and control actions
- ATC clearances
- Co-ordinations between APP, TWR and ACC
- Traffic information
Horn airspace and local operating instructions
- Strip marking and ATC clearances
- Local airspace and regulations
Vertical and horizontal separation (RNAV excerpt)
- Standard and increased vertical separation
- Longitudinal and lateral separation
Horizontal separation, RNAV and Holding
- Introduction to the use of RNAV separations
- Separation to holding airspace
Unusual events Assist in emergency situations
Mastery test Review of mastery test
Simulator exercises The simulator exercises include briefing/debriefing