ATSEP QUALIFICATION, SMC COMBINED
Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel
Course aim The course is designed to impart domain related knowledge and skills appropriate to all the Systems, Monitoring and Control (SMC) qualification streams (SMC-COM, SMC-NAV, SMC-SUR, SMC-DAT) in accordance with the EASA ANNEX XIII - Part-PERS requirements for service providers concerning personnel training and competence assessment Subpart A - Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel.
Course objectives After completion of the course, participants have:
- Knowledge and understanding of the subjects described below in accordance with the EASA ANNEX XIII - Part-PERS requirements for service providers concerning personnel training and competence assessment Subpart A - Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel.
- Knowledge and understanding of the importance of teamwork.
Course overview The duration of the course is eight days. The competency-based training consists of theoretical lessons delivered by professional international instructors. The theory consists of individual topics covering various aspects of operating system and monitoring systems.
Entry Point North offers the ATSEP qualification SMC Combined course, i.e. a course covering all ATSEP qualification SMC streams, as well as courses comprising the individual streams (SMC-COM, SMC-NAV, SMC-SUR, SMC-DAT).
Prerequisites To become a qualified ATSEP, you need to complete the ATSEP Basic course, the ATSEP Shared course, and at least one ATSEP Qualification course. This Initial Training can be completed in two different orders:
ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Shared > ATSEP Qualification, or
ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Qualification > ATSEP Shared
This means that the only prerequisite for starting this Qualification course is to have completed the ATSEP Basic course. However, to become a qualified ATSEP you will need to either complete an ATSEP Shared course before taking the Qualification course, or complete an ATSEP Shared course after you completed the Qualification course.
Compliance with regulations The course is compliant with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII, subpart A.
Content in brief
ANS Structure (SMC-ANS) ANSP ORGANISATION AND OPERATION
Describe and explain air navigation service provider organisation and operation.
ANSP MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Describe the needs and the usage of maintenance policy and how this affects the SMC function.
Describe ATM context.
ANSP ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES
Describe the administration related to support the SMC function.
SMC System/Equipment (SMC-ASE) OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Describe degradation or loss of system/equipment services.
USER POSITION FUNCTIONALITY AND OPERATION
Appreciate user working position, SMC working position.
SMC Tools, Processes and Procedures (SMC-TPP) REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
Describe and explain SMS, QMS, SMS application in the working environment.
MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS WITH OUTSIDE AGENCIES
Describe principles of agreements.
SMC GENERAL PROCESSES
Describe roles and responsibilities.
MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Describe and explain reporting.
Technology (SMC-TEC) TECHNOLOGIES AND PRINCIPLES
Describe and appreciate general, communication, navigation, surveillance, data processing, facilities.
From qualification COM-Voice AIR/GROUND
Describe controller working position.
Describe the different types of interfaces, switch, controller working position.
From qualification COM-Data EUROPEAN NETWORKS
Explain, describe, define and analyse network technologies.
Explain, describe, define and analyse networks and standards, description, global architecture, air/ground sub-network, ground/ground sub-networks, air/ground applications.
From qualification COM - Legal Recorders LEGAL RECORDERS
Explain international and national regulations and principles.
From qualification NAV - Performance Based Navigation NAV CONCEPTS
Explain the concept of performance-based navigation.
From qualification NAV - Ground Based Systems NDB NDB/LOCATOR
Explain and describe the use of NDB/Locator in a SMC context.
From qualification NAV - Ground Based Systems DF DF
Explain and describe the use of DF in a SMC context.
From qualification NAV - Ground Based Systems VOR VOR
Explain and describe the use of VOR in a SMC context.
From qualification NAV - Ground Based Systems DME DME
Explain and describe the use of DME in a SMC context.
From qualification SUR - Primary ATC SURVEILLANCE
Explain and describe the use of PSR for ATS in a SMC context.
From qualification SUR - Secondary SSR AND MSSR
Explain and describe the use of SSR for ATS in a SMC context.
Explain and describe the use of Mode-S for ATS in a SMC context.
Explain and describe the principles of MLAT in a SMC context.
From qualification SUR - HMI HMI
Explain, describe, define and analyse ATCO HMI, ATSEP HMI, system displays.
From qualification SUR - Surveillance Data SURVEILLANCE DATA
Explain, describe and identify SUR technologies and protocols used by the SMC function.
From qualification DAT-DP - Data Processing Systems USER REQUIREMENTS
Explain, describe and state controller requirements, trajectories, prediction and calculation, ground safety nets, decision support.
From Qualification DAT-DP - Process HARDWARE PLATFORM
Explain, describe and identify equipment upgrade, COTS, interdependence.
From Qualification DAT-DP - Data DATA ESSENTIAL FEATURES
Explain and state data significance, data configuration control, data standards.