Traffic Collision Avoidance System
Course aim The course is designed for operational air traffic controllers. The aim of the course is to provide participants with general knowledge of TCAS - with a special emphasis on the change from TCAS II version 7.0 to version 7.1.
Course objectives After completing the course, the participants has:
- A better knowledge of TCAS
- An understanding of the impact that the change to TCAS II version 7.1 has on an air traffic controller's work
Course overview It is an e-learning internet-based course that can be conducted anywhere - the only requirement is a computer, iPad or similar device and an internet connection. The e-learning session takes 15 minutes and is followed by a test which takes 5-10 minutes.
Course completion is confirmed by a report that can be easily sent to a relevant party within the organisation, e.g. training anagers or HR. The report shows the test score as well as a record of all participants' activity, including time spent on the training material. The participant performance report is easily accessible to course supervisors.
Prerequisites To fully benefit from the content of the course the participants should be qualified air traffic controllers.
Content in brief
- The development of TCAS
- Review of the general functionality of TCAS: TCAS detection, controllers in interaction with a traffic advisory (TA) and a resolution advisory (RA)
- The new TCAS II version 7.1: a new RA “Level off, level off” functionality, reversal logic (“Climb climb” RA can be changed to a “Descent descent” RA)
- The e-learning session is followed by a test comprising 12 questions