DIGITAL TOWER OPERATION
Course aim The course is designed for operational or student controllers who have completed their ADI or AFIS training and will operate at a remote tower. The aim of the course is to provide a theoretical base to enable controllers to understand the unique aspects of working at a remote tower facility, and prepare them for unit training.
Course objectives After completion of the course, the student has:
- The skills to perform their controller or information functions safely in a remote tower environment
- An understanding of both the limitations and benefits of operating in a remote tower environment
- The course comprises five days of theory lessons
- The course can be delivered at any location with suitable classroom or conference facilities
- The course can be equipment-specific depending on the customer’s requirements
- RTO simulation can be added to a course
Prerequisites Approved results from an ADI or AFIS course taken at Entry Point North or another EU-recognised training facility.
Compliance with regulations The course is compliant with Eurocontrol NPA 2017-21.
Content in brief
- Remote tower operations overview
- Licensing and regulations
- Special rules and exceptions
- Equipment limitations
- Equipment unserviceabilities
- Human factors: differences between traditional tower control and remote operations, operating multiple towers simultaneously, prioritisation and scheduling of work