Thursday 16th October, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am
If you are a technical or management person involved in developing new and/or advanced ATC technologies, it is vital that you understand the fundamental structures, concepts, and procedures that have evolved to become the infrastructure of the current ATC system. Without such a personal understanding, it is much more difficult to develop the successful and implementable new ideas and/or technologies that will advance the efficiency and safety of the ATC system. This topic provides the knowledge and language that is foundational and a prerequisite to discussing and understanding the functioning of airport traffic controls, radar approach controls, enroute ATC facilities, and traffic flow management; i.e., the ATC process.
If you are a pilot, it will make your experience with the ATC system more intuitive and less frustrating if you understand what the ATC system is trying to accomplish and how it works. If you are simply interested in aviation, an understanding of the basic construct of the air traffic control system is essential.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Fundamental terms, e.g., ATC vs. TFM vs. ATM
IFR vs. VFR operations
Air traffic facilities
Wake vortex factors
Fundamental control techniques and concepts
ATC enabling technologies
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16th October 2014