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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/893 of 21 April 2023 amending Regulation (EU) 2015/340 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ licences and certificates

C/2023/2587

OJ L 118, 04/05/2023, p. 1–65 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2023/893/oj

4.5.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 118/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/893

of 21 April 2023

amending Regulation (EU) 2015/340 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ licences and certificates

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and amending Regulations (EC) No 2111/2005, (EC) No 1008/2008, (EU) No 996/2010, (EU) No 376/2014 and Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (1), and in particular Article 50, Article 53, Article 62(14) and (15) and Article 72(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 (2) lays down the technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ licences and certificates.

(2)

The limited flexibility and availability of air traffic controller resources in the Union restrict the capacity of the European Air Traffic Management (‘ATM’) system. Therefore, adaptations to the regulatory framework concerning the licensing and qualification of air traffic controllers are needed.

(3)

With the aviation industry rapidly evolving, Regulation (EU) 2015/340 needs to be updated to ensure that it is fit for purpose, cost-effective and in line with the globally applicable standards and practices. It is important to establish a lean system of qualifications without any overlaps. The update of the initial training syllabi should ensure an adequate alignment to the regulatory framework and operational needs.

(4)

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (‘the Agency’) considers that military air traffic controller trainings currently provided in the Member States could provide for a high level of safety and are comparable to the civil air traffic controller training requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 2015/340. Therefore, national military air traffic controller trainings should be taken into account for the issuing of Union air traffic controller licences.

(5)

Upon application for a conversion of a national military air traffic controller licence, a student air traffic controller licence can be issued provided that the military initial training experience of the applicant meets the initial training requirements set out in Regulation (EU) 2015/340 based on the national conversion report and after the completion of any additional training resulting from the gap analysis contained in that report.

(6)

For the purpose of that conversion, national certificates attesting compliance with the applicable national military requirements should be considered equivalent to national military air traffic controller licences.

(7)

Previously acquired experience under the military air traffic control provision should be taken into account when establishing the unit endorsement course for the applicant in accordance with point ATCO.D.055 (b)(7) of Annex I.

(8)

National competent authorities and the military authorities of the Member States should cooperate towards ensuring the efficient implementation of the conversion of national military air traffic controller licences into student air traffic controller licences.

(9)

The requirements applicable to authorities set out in Regulation (EU) 2015/340 should be updated in light of technical progress. In addition, consistency should be ensured between the requirements set out in Regulation (EU) 2015/340 and the requirements set out in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 (3) as well as Commission Regulations (EU) No 965/2012 (4), (EU) No 1178/2011 (5) and (EU) No 139/2014 (6) since in most cases the authority responsible for the oversight of air traffic controllers (‘ATCOs’) and training organisations is the same body for more than one aviation domain. Thus this Regulation provides for a ‘total system approach’, which should entail a logical and technologically consistent approach across aviation domains.

(10)

The alignment of Regulation (EU) 2015/340 with Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7) as regards the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation should increase legal certainty and support the implementation of effective occurrence-reporting systems as part of the safety management of organisations.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established under Article 127(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) 2015/340 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 1(1), point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

the rules and procedures for issuing, maintaining, amending, limiting, suspending or revoking air traffic controller and student air traffic controller licences and associated ratings and endorsements, including the rules and procedures for the conversion of national air traffic controller licences obtained during military service into Union air traffic controller licences, and the privileges and responsibilities of the holders of those licences, ratings and endorsements;’;

(2)

in Article 1(2), point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

student air traffic controllers and air traffic controllers exercising their functions within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139;’;

(3)

Article 3 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 3

Provision of air traffic control services

1.   Air traffic control services shall only be provided by air traffic controllers qualified and licensed in accordance with this Regulation.

2.   Member States may apply this Regulation to their military personnel providing services to the public.’

;

(4)

Article 4 is amended as follows:

(a)

point (2) is replaced by the following:

‘(2)

“acceptable means of compliance (AMC)” means non-binding standards adopted by the Agency to illustrate means by which to establish compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts;’;

(b)

point (5) is replaced by the following:

‘(5)

“alternative means of compliance” means an alternative to an existing AMC or a new means to establish compliance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts for which no associated AMC have been adopted by the Agency;’;

(c)

the following points (7a) and (7b) are inserted:

‘(7a)

“credit” means the recognition of the training undertaken by an air traffic controller during their military service for the purpose of applying for a student air traffic controller licence to be issued in accordance with this Regulation;

(7b)

“national conversion report” means a report on the basis of which prior air traffic controller training may be given credit by the competent authority to which the application for the issue of a student air traffic controller licence is submitted;’;

(d)

point (11) is replaced by the following:

‘(11)

“guidance material (GM)” means a non-binding material issued by the Agency, which helps to illustrate the meaning of delegated or implementing acts and which is used to support the application of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts;’;

(e)

the following point (14a) is inserted:

‘(14a)

“licence endorsement” means the authorisation entered on and forming part of the licence, indicating a specific qualification of the licence holder. It is a generic term used to describe the inclusion of on-the-job training instructor, synthetic training device instructor, assessor and language proficiency endorsements.’;

(f)

point (19) is replaced by the following:

‘(19)

“provisional inability” means a temporary state in which the licence holder is prevented from exercising the privileges of the licence when ratings, endorsements and his or her medical certificate are valid;’;

(g)

the following point (20a) is inserted:

‘(20a)

“rating” means the authorisation entered on or associated with a licence and forming part thereof, stating special conditions, privileges or limitations pertaining to such licence;’;

(h)

point (31) is replaced by the following:

‘(31)

“validation” means a process by which, through the successful completion of a unit endorsement course associated with a rating or a rating endorsement, the holder may start exercising the privileges of that rating or rating endorsement.’;

(5)

Article 7 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 7

Transitional provisions

1.   Licences, ratings and endorsements issued in accordance with the relevant provisions of national legislation based on Directive 2006/23/EC and licences, ratings and endorsements issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 805/2011 shall be deemed to have been issued in accordance with this Regulation.

2.   Holders of the Aerodrome Control Visual (ADV) rating, who do not hold an Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI) rating, shall continue to be authorised to provide air traffic control service to aerodrome traffic at an aerodrome that has no published instrument approach or departure procedures, provided that the validity of the unit endorsement related to the ADV rating is maintained.’

;

(6)

Article 8 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 8

Changes to rating and rating endorsements

1.   The competent authorities shall change the name of the Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI) rating issued before 4 August 2024 into Aerodrome Control (ADC) no later than 4 August 2027 in a manner established by the competent authority..

2.   The competent authorities shall not issue licences including Aerodrome Control Visual (ADV) rating after 4 August 2024 except for those air traffic controllers referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 7.

3.   The competent authorities shall not issue licences including Air Control (AIR), Ground Movement Control (GMC), Tower Control (TWR), Ground Movement Surveillance (GMS), Aerodrome Radar Control (RAD) and Terminal Control (TCL) rating endorsements after 4 August 2024.

4.   The privileges of the Air Control (AIR), Ground Movement Control (GMC) and Tower Control (TWR) rating endorsements issued before 4 August 2024 shall become part of the privileges of an Aerodrome Control (ADC) rating. If the exercise of the privileges of the holder is limited to air control or ground control only, this shall be indicated in the unit endorsement, in accordance with point ATCO.B.020(d) of Annex I, at the time of the change of name of the Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI) rating into Aerodrome Control (ADC) in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article.

5.   The privileges of the Ground Movement Surveillance (GMS) rating endorsement issued before 4 August 2024 shall become part of the privileges of the unit endorsement associated with the Aerodrome Control rating.

6.   The competent authorities shall change the name of the Aerodrome Radar Control (RAD) rating endorsement issued before 4 August 2024 into the Aerodrome Control Surveillance (SUR) rating endorsement at the time of the change of name of the Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI) rating into Aerodrome Control (ADC) in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article.

7.   The privileges of the Terminal Control (TCL) rating endorsement issued before 4 August 2024 shall become part of the privileges of the unit endorsement associated with the Approach Control Surveillance (APS) or the Area Control Surveillance (ACS) rating.’

;

(7)

the following Article (8a) is inserted:

‘Article 8a

Conversion of national military air traffic controller licences into student air traffic controller licences

1.   A holder of a national military air traffic controller licence issued by a Member State may apply for the conversion of that licence into a student air traffic controller licence referred to in point ATCO.B.001. The application for the licence conversion shall be submitted to the competent authority of the Member State in whose military forces the applicant has served.

2.   The competent authority that has received the application referred to in paragraph 1 shall give credit to the applicant for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the relevant requirements of Annex I (Part ATCO) in accordance with the national conversion report established by the competent authority of the Member State concerned.

3.   The national conversion report shall be notified by the competent authority of the Member State concerned to the Agency and shall:

(a)

describe the national requirements on the basis of which the military air traffic controller licences are issued in that Member State;

(b)

describe the scope of the privileges of the military air traffic controller licences referred to in point (a);

(c)

indicate for which requirements of Annex I (Part ATCO) credit is to be given;

(d)

indicate the additional training, including the required examinations and assessments, to be undertaken by the applicants; the required examinations and assessments shall be conducted by a training organisation that meets the requirements laid down in Annex III (Part ATCO.OR) and that is certified to provide initial training for the purpose of issuing student air traffic controller licences in accordance with this Regulation;

(e)

include a statement confirming that the compliance of the applicant with the training, examination and assessment requirements described in the national conversion report can be considered as being equivalent to the successful completion of the initial training required under this Regulation for the purpose of issuing a student air traffic controller licence;

(f)

include copies of all relevant supporting documentation, including copies of the relevant national requirements and procedures, demonstrating how the competent authority of the Member State has established the elements listed in points (a) to (e) above.’

;

(8)

Annexes I to IV are amended in accordance with Annexes I to IV to this Regulation.

Article 2

Date of entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 4 August 2024.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 21 April 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 212, 22.8.2018, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 of 20 February 2015 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers’ licences and certificates pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 and repealing Commission Regulation (EU) No 805/2011 (OJ L 63, 6.3.2015, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of 1 March 2017 laying down common requirements for providers of air traffic management/air navigation services and other air traffic management network functions and their oversight, repealing Regulation (EC) No 482/2008, Implementing Regulations (EU) No 1034/2011, (EU) No 1035/2011 and (EU) 2016/1377 and amending Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 (OJ L 62, 8.3.2017, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 296, 25.10.2012, p. 1).

(5)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 311, 25.11.2011, p. 1).

(6)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 of 12 February 2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 44, 14.2.2014, p. 1).

(7)  Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation, amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1321/2007 and (EC) No 1330/2007 (OJ L 122, 24.4.2014, p. 18).


ANNEX I

Annex I (PART ATCO) to Regulation (EU) 2015/340 is amended as follows:

1.

point ATCO.A.010 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.A.010   Application for change of competent authority

(a)

If the licence holder is to exercise the privileges of a unit endorsement in a Member State of which the competent authority is not the one that issued the licence, the licence holder shall request a change of the competent authority to the competent authority of the Member State where those privileges are to be exercised in accordance with the procedure established by that authority. For this purpose, the competent authorities involved shall share all the relevant information needed to carry out the change of competent authority and licence exchange according to the procedures referred to in point ATCO.AR.B.001(c) and point ATCO.AR.D.003.

(b)

In derogation to point (a) above, a change of the competent authority is not required when only synthetic training device instructor or assessor privileges are exercised in a synthetic training device environment or when privileges of a student air traffic controller licence are exercised.

(c)

For the purposes of exercising the privileges of the licence in a Member State other than that in which the licence was issued, the licence holder must fulfil the language proficiency requirements referred to in point ATCO.B.030 established by the Member State where the privileges are to be exercised.’;

2.

point ATCO.A.015 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.A.015   Exercise of the privileges of licences and provisional inability

(a)

The exercise of the privileges granted by a licence shall be dependent on the ratings and rating endorsements, validity of the unit and licence endorsements, and of the medical certificate, unless the medical certificate is not required in accordance with point (b).

(b)

The medical certificate is not required when exercising instructor or assessor privileges in a synthetic training device environment.

(c)

Licence holders shall not exercise the privileges of their licence when having doubts about being able to safely exercise the privileges of the licence and shall in such cases immediately notify the relevant air navigation service provider of the provisional inability to exercise the privileges of their licence.

(d)

Air navigation service providers may declare the provisional inability of the licence holder if they become aware of any doubt concerning the ability of the licence holder to safely exercise the privileges of the licence.

(e)

Air navigation service providers shall develop and implement objective, transparent and non-discriminatory procedures to enable licence holders declaring provisional inability to exercise the privileges of their licence in accordance with point (c), to declare the provisional inability of the licence holder in accordance with point (d), and to inform the competent authority as defined in that procedure.

(f)

The procedures referred to in point (e) shall be included in the unit competence scheme according to point ATCO.B.025(a)(13).’;

3.

point ATCO.B.001 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.B.001   Student air traffic controller licence

(a)

Holders of a student air traffic controller licence shall be authorised to provide air traffic control services in accordance with the rating(s) and rating endorsement(s) contained in their licence under the supervision of an on-the-job training instructor, and to undertake training for additional rating endorsement(s) and unit endorsement(s).

(b)

Applicants for a student air traffic controller licence shall:

(1)

be at least 18 years old;

(2)

within the 12 months preceding the application, have successfully completed initial training at a training organisation satisfying the requirements laid down in Annex III (Part ATCO.OR) relevant to the rating, and if applicable, to the rating endorsement, as set out in Part ATCO, Subpart D, Section 2;

(3)

hold a valid medical certificate;

(4)

have demonstrated an adequate level of language proficiency in accordance with the requirements set out in point ATCO.B.030.

(c)

The student air traffic controller licence shall contain the language proficiency endorsement(s) and at least one rating and, if applicable, one rating endorsement.

(d)

The holder of a student air traffic controller licence who has not started exercising the privileges of that licence within 1 year from the date of its issuance or has interrupted exercising those privileges for a period of more than 1 year may only start or continue on-the-job training in that rating:

(1)

if a training organisation satisfying the requirements laid down in Annex III (Part ATCO.OR) and certified to provide initial training relevant to the rating has conducted an assessment of previous competence as to whether the holder of a student air traffic controller licence continues to satisfy the requirements relevant to that rating, and

(2)

after satisfying any training requirements resulting from the assessment referred to point (d)(1) above.’;

4.

in point ATCO.B.005, point (e) is replaced by the following:

‘(e)

The holder of an air traffic controller licence who has not started exercising the privileges of a rating within 1 year from the date of its issuance may only start on-the-job training in that rating:

(1)

if a training organisation satisfying the requirements laid down in Annex III (Part ATCO.OR) and certified to provide initial training relevant to the rating has conducted an assessment of previous competence as to whether the previous competence of the holder of an air traffic controller licence continues to satisfy the requirements relevant to that rating, and

(2)

after satisfying any training requirements resulting from the assessment referred to in point (e)(1) above.’;

5.

point ATCO.B.010 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.B.010   Air traffic controller ratings

(a)

Licences shall contain one or more of the following ratings in order to indicate the type of service which the licence holder is authorised to provide:

(1)

the Aerodrome Control (ADC) rating, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide an air traffic control service to aerodrome traffic;

(2)

the Approach Control Procedural (APP) rating, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide an air traffic control service to arriving, departing or transiting aircraft without the use of surveillance equipment;

(3)

the Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide an air traffic control service to arriving, departing or transiting aircraft with the use of surveillance equipment;

(4)

the Area Control Procedural (ACP) rating, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide an air traffic control service to aircraft without the use of surveillance equipment;

(5)

the Area Control Surveillance (ACS) rating, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide an air traffic control service to aircraft with the use of surveillance equipment.

(b)

The holder of a rating who has interrupted exercising the privileges associated with that rating for a period of 4 or more immediately preceding consecutive years may only start on-the-job training in that rating:

(1)

if a training organisation satisfying the requirements laid down in Annex III (Part ATCO.OR) and certified to provide training relevant to the rating, has conducted an assessment of previous competence as to whether that the holder of a rating continues to satisfy the conditions of that rating, and;

(2)

after satisfying any training requirements resulting from the assessment referred to in point (b)(1) above.’;

6.

point ATCO.B.015 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.B.015   Rating endorsements

(a)

The Aerodrome Control (ADC) rating may bear the Aerodrome Control Surveillance (SUR) endorsement, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide aerodrome control with the help of surveillance systems.

(b)

The Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating may bear one or more of the following endorsements:

(1)

the Precision Approach Radar (PAR) endorsement, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide ground-controlled precision approaches with the use of precision approach radar equipment to aircraft on the final approach to the runway;

(2)

the Surveillance Radar Approach (SRA) endorsement, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide ground-controlled non-precision approaches with the use of surveillance equipment to aircraft on the final approach to the runway.

(c)

The Area Control Procedural (ACP) rating may bear the Oceanic Control (OCN) endorsement, indicating that the holder of the licence is competent to provide air traffic control services to aircraft operating in an Oceanic Control Area.

(d)

The Area Control Surveillance (ACS) rating may bear the OCN endorsement, indicating that the licence holder is competent to provide air traffic control services to aircraft operating in an Oceanic Control Area.’;

7.

Point ATCO.B.020 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.B.020   Unit endorsements

(a)

The unit endorsement shall authorise the licence holder to provide air traffic control services for a specific sector, group of sectors and/or working positions under the responsibility of an air traffic services unit.

(b)

Applicants for a unit endorsement shall have successfully completed a unit endorsement course in accordance with the requirements set out in Part ATCO, Subpart D, Section 3.

(c)

As an exception to point (b), the on-the-job training phase in Part ATCO, Subpart D, Section 3 may not be required when the unit endorsement is issued in connection with the issue of a temporary OJTI authorisation for the same unit.

(d)

Limitations on the exercise of the privileges of the Aerodrome Control (ADC) rating shall be indicated in the unit endorsement.

(e)

Applicants for a unit endorsement changing their competent authority as referred to in point ATCO.A.010 shall, in addition to the requirements set out in point ATCO.B.020(b), meet the requirements of point ATCO.D.060(f).

(f)

For air traffic controllers providing air traffic control services to aircraft carrying out flight tests, the competent authority may, in addition to the requirements set out in point (b), set out additional requirements to be met.

(g)

Unit endorsements shall be valid for a period defined in the unit competence scheme. This period shall not exceed 3 years.

(h)

The validity period of unit endorsements for initial issue and renewal shall start not later than 30 days from the date on which the assessment has been successfully completed.

(i)

Unit endorsements shall be revalidated if:

(1)

the applicant has been exercising the privileges of the licence for a minimum number of hours as defined in the unit competence scheme;

(2)

the applicant has undertaken refresher training within the validity period of the unit endorsement according to the unit competence scheme;

(3)

the applicant’s competence has been assessed in accordance with the unit competence scheme not earlier than 3 months prior to the expiry date of the unit endorsement.

(j)

Unit endorsements shall be revalidated provided that the requirements set out in point (i) are met within the 3-month period immediately preceding their expiry date. In such cases, the validity period shall be counted from that expiry date.

(k)

If the unit endorsement is revalidated before the period provided for in point (j), its validity period shall start not later than 30 days from the date on which the assessment has been successfully completed, provided that the requirements in point (i)(1) and (2) are also met.

(l)

If the validity of a unit endorsement expires, the licence holder shall successfully complete the unit endorsement course in accordance with the requirements set out in Part ATCO, Subpart D, Section 3 in order to renew the endorsement.’;

8.

Point ATCO.B.025 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.B.025   Unit competence scheme

(a)

Unit competence scheme(s) shall be established by the air navigation service provider and approved by the competent authority. A unit competence scheme shall include at least the following elements:

(1)

the validity of the unit endorsement(s) in accordance with point ATCO.B.020(g);

(2)

the maximum continuous period when the privileges of a unit endorsement are not exercised during its validity. This period shall not exceed 90 calendar days;

(3)

the minimum number of hours or, in the case of SRA and PAR rating endorsements, the minimum number of approaches, for exercising the privileges of the unit endorsement within a defined period of time, which shall not exceed 12 months, for the purpose of point ATCO.B.020(i)(1). For on-the-job training instructors exercising the privileges of the OJTI endorsement, the time spent instructing shall be counted for the maximum of 50 % of the hours required for revalidation of the unit endorsement;

(4)

procedures for the cases where the licence holder does not meet the requirements set out in points (a)(2) and (3);

(5)

processes for assessing competence, including assessment of the refresher training subjects according to point ATCO.D.080(b);

(6)

processes for the examination of theoretical knowledge and understanding necessary to exercise the privileges of the ratings and endorsements;

(7)

processes to identify the topics and subtopics, objectives and training methods for continuation training;

(8)

the minimum duration and frequency of the refresher training;

(9)

processes for the examination of theoretical knowledge and/or the assessment of practical skills acquired during conversion training, including pass marks for examinations;

(10)

processes in case of failure of an examination or assessment, including the appeal processes;

(11)

training personnel qualifications, roles and responsibilities;

(12)

a procedure to ensure that practical instructors have practised instructional techniques in the procedures in which instruction is provided in accordance with point ATCO.C.010(b)(3) and point ATCO.C.030(b)(3);

(13)

procedures for the declaration and the management of cases of provisional inability to exercise the privileges of a licence, as well as for informing the competent authority in accordance with point ATCO.A.015(e);

(14)

identification of records to be kept specific to continuation training and assessments, in accordance with point ATCO.OR.C.020;

(15)

a process and reasons for reviewing and amending the unit competence scheme and its submission to the competent authority. The review of the unit competence scheme shall take place at least once every 3 years.

(b)

In order to comply with the requirement set out in point (a)(3), air navigation service providers shall keep records of the hours during which each licence holder exercises the privileges of his or her unit endorsement(s) working in sectors, group of sectors and/or working positions in the ATC unit, and shall provide that data to the competent authorities and to the licence holder upon request.

(c)

When establishing the procedures referred to in points (a)(4) and (a)(13), air navigation service providers shall ensure that mechanisms are applied to guarantee fair treatment of licence holders where the validity of their endorsements cannot be extended.’;

9.

in point ATCO.B.040, point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

The demonstration of language proficiency shall be done through a method of assessment approved by any competent authority, which shall contain:

(1)

the process by which an assessment is done;

(2)

the qualification of the assessors;

(3)

the appeal procedure.’;

10.

point ATCO.C.015 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.015   Application for on-the-job training instructor endorsement

Applicants for the issue of an OJTI endorsement shall:

(a)

hold an air traffic controller licence with a valid unit endorsement;

(b)

have exercised the privileges of an air traffic controller licence for a period of at least 2 years immediately preceding the application. This period may be shortened to not less than 1 year by the competent authority when requested by the training organisation; and

(c)

within the 12 months preceding the application, have successfully completed a practical instructional techniques course during which the required knowledge and pedagogical skills are taught and have been appropriately assessed.’;

11.

point ATCO.C.020 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.020   Validity of on-the-job training instructor endorsement

(a)

The OJTI endorsement shall be valid for a period of 3 years.

(b)

The OJTI endorsement may be revalidated by successfully completing refresher training on practical instructional skills during its validity, provided that the requirement of point ATCO.C.015(a) is met.

(c)

If the OJTI endorsement has expired, provided that the requirement of point ATCO.C.015(a) is met, it may be renewed if, within the 12 months preceding the application for renewal, the OJTI endorsement holder has:

(1)

received refresher training on practical instructional skills; and

(2)

successfully passed a practical instructor competence assessment.

(d)

In the case of first issue and renewal, the period of validity of the OJTI endorsement shall start not later than 30 days from the date on which the assessment has been successfully completed.

(e)

If the requirement of point ATCO.C.015(a) is not met, the OJTI endorsement may be exchanged for an STDI endorsement, provided that compliance with the requirements of point ATCO.C.040 (b) and (c) is ensured.’;

12.

point ATCO.C.030 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.030   Synthetic training device instructor (STDI) privileges

(a)

Holders of an STDI endorsement are authorised to provide practical training on synthetic training devices:

(1)

for subjects of practical nature during initial training;

(2)

for unit training other than OJT; and

(3)

for continuation training.

Where the STDI is providing pre-OJT, he or she shall hold or have held the relevant unit endorsement.

(b)

Holders of an STDI endorsement shall only exercise the privileges of the endorsement if they have:

(1)

at least 2 years’ experience in the rating they will instruct in;

(2)

demonstrated knowledge of current operational practices;

(3)

practised instructional techniques in those procedures in which instruction is provided.

(c)

As an exception to point (b)(1),

(1)

the period of 2 years may be shortened to not less than 1 year by the competent authority when requested by the training organisation;

(2)

for the purpose of basic training, any rating held is appropriate;

(3)

for the purpose of rating training, training may be provided for specific and selected operational tasks by an STDI holding a rating that is relevant for that specific and selected operational task.’;

13.

point ATCO.C.035 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.035   Application for synthetic training device instructor endorsement

Applicants for the issue of an STDI endorsement shall:

(a)

have exercised the privileges of an air traffic controller licence in any rating for at least 2 years. This period may be shortened to not less than 1 year by the competent authority when requested by the training organisation; and

(b)

within the 12 months preceding the application, have successfully completed a practical instructional techniques course during which the required knowledge and pedagogical skills are taught using theoretical and practical methods and have been appropriately assessed.’;

14.

point ATCO.C.040 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.040   Validity of synthetic training device instructor endorsement

(a)

The STDI endorsement shall be valid for a period of 3 years.

(b)

The STDI endorsement may be revalidated by successfully completing refresher training on practical instructional skills and on current operational practices during its validity period.

(c)

If the STDI endorsement has expired, it may be renewed if, within the 12 months preceding the application for renewal, the STDI endorsement holder has:

(1)

received refresher training on practical instructional skills and on current operational practices; and

(2)

successfully passed a practical instructor competence assessment.

(d)

In the case of first issue and renewal, the period of validity of the STDI endorsement shall start not later than 30 days from the date on which the assessment has been successfully completed.’;

15.

point ATCO.C.045 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.045   Assessor privileges

(a)

A person shall only carry out assessments when he or she holds an assessor endorsement.

(b)

Holders of an assessor endorsement are authorised to carry out assessments:

(1)

during initial training for the issue of a student air traffic controller licence or for the issue of a new rating and/or rating endorsement, if applicable;

(2)

of previous competence for the purpose of points ATCO.B.001(d), ATCO.B.005(e) and ATCO.B.010(b);

(3)

of student air traffic controllers for the issue of a unit endorsement and rating endorsement(s), if applicable;

(4)

of air traffic controllers for the issue of a unit endorsement and rating endorsement(s), if applicable, as well as for revalidation and renewal of a unit endorsement;

(5)

of applicant practical instructors or applicant assessors when compliance with the applicable requirements of points (d)(2) to (4) is ensured.

(c)

Holders of an assessor endorsement shall only exercise the privileges of the endorsement if they have:

(1)

at least 2 years’ experience in the rating and rating endorsement(s) they will assess; and

(2)

demonstrated knowledge of current operational practices.

(d)

In addition to the requirements set out in point (c), holders of an assessor endorsement shall only exercise the privileges of the endorsement:

(1)

for assessments leading to the issue, revalidation and renewal of a unit endorsement if they also hold the unit endorsement associated with the assessment for an immediately preceding period of at least 1 year;

(2)

for assessing the competence of an applicant for the issue or renewal of an STDI endorsement, if they hold an STDI or OJTI endorsement and have exercised the privileges of that endorsement for at least 3 years;

(3)

for assessing the competence of an applicant for the issue or renewal of an OJTI endorsement if they hold an OJTI endorsement and have exercised the privileges of that endorsement for at least 3 years;

(4)

for assessing the competence of an applicant for the issue or renewal of an assessor endorsement if they have exercised the privileges of the assessor endorsement for at least 3 years.

(e)

When assessing for the purpose of issue and renewal of a unit endorsement, and for ensuring supervision on the operational working position, the assessor shall also hold an OJTI endorsement, or an OJTI holding the valid unit endorsement associated with the assessment shall be present.’;

16.

point ATCO.C.055 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.055   Application for assessor endorsement

Applicants for the issue of an assessor endorsement shall:

(a)

have exercised the privileges of an air traffic controller licence for at least 2 years; and

(b)

within the 12 months preceding the application have successfully completed an assessor course during which the required knowledge and skills are taught using theoretical and practical methods, and have been appropriately assessed.’;

17.

point ATCO.C.060 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.C.060   Validity of assessor endorsement

(a)

The assessor endorsement shall be valid for a period of 3 years.

(b)

The assessor endorsement may be revalidated by successfully completing refresher training on assessment skills and on current operational practices during its validity period.

(c)

If the assessor endorsement has expired, it may be renewed if, within the 12 months preceding the application for renewal, the assessor endorsement holder has:

(1)

received refresher training on assessment skills and on current operational practices; and

(2)

successfully passed an assessor competence assessment.

(d)

In the case of first issue and renewal, the period of validity of the assessor endorsement shall start not later than 30 days from the date on which the assessment has been successfully completed.’;

18.

point ATCO.D.010 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.D.010   Composition of initial training

(a)

Initial training, intended for an applicant for a student air traffic controller licence or for the issue of an additional rating and/or, if applicable, rating endorsement, shall consist of:

(1)

basic training, comprising all the subjects, topics and subtopics contained in Appendix 2 to Annex I; and

(2)

rating training, comprising the subjects, topics and subtopics of at least one of the following:

(i)

Aerodrome Control Rating – ADC, defined in Appendix 3 to Annex I;

(ii)

Approach Control Procedural Rating – APP, defined in Appendix 4 to Annex I;

(iii)

Area Control Procedural Rating – ACP, defined in Appendix 5 to Annex I;

(iv)

Approach Control Surveillance Rating – APS, defined in Appendix 6 to Annex I;

(v)

Area Control Surveillance Rating – ACS, defined in Appendix 7 to Annex I.

(b)

Training intended for an additional rating shall consist of the subjects, topics and subtopics applicable to at least one of the ratings established in point (a)(2).

(c)

Training intended for the reactivation of a rating following a not successful assessment of previous competence according to point ATCO.B.010(b) shall be tailored according to the result of that assessment.

(d)

Training intended for a rating endorsement shall consist of subjects, topics and subtopics developed by the training organisation and approved as part of the training course.

(e)

Basic and/or rating training may be complemented with subjects, topics and subtopics that are additional or specific to the functional airspace block (FAB) or to the national environment.’;

19.

in point ATCO.D.025, point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

A pass in theoretical examination(s) shall be awarded to a candidate achieving a minimum of 75 % of the marks allocated to that examination.’;

20.

in point ATCO.D.025, point (d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

A pass in assessment(s) shall be awarded to a candidate who consistently demonstrates the required performance as listed in point ATCO.D.030 and shows the behaviour required for safe provision of the air traffic control service.’;

21.

in point ATCO.D.035, point (e) is replaced by the following:

‘(e)

A pass in assessment(s) shall be awarded to an applicant who consistently demonstrates the required performance described in point ATCO.D.040 and shows the behaviour required for safe provision of the air traffic control service.’;

22.

point ATCO.D.040 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.D.040   Rating training performance objectives

(a)

Rating training performance objectives and performance objective tasks shall be defined for each rating training course.

(b)

Rating training performance objectives shall require an applicant to:

(1)

demonstrate the ability to manage air traffic in a manner that ensures safe, orderly and expeditious services; and

(2)

handle complex and dense traffic situations.

(c)

In addition to point (b), rating training performance objectives for Aerodrome Control (ADC) rating shall ensure that applicants:

(1)

manage the workload and provide air traffic services within a defined aerodrome area of responsibility; and

(2)

apply aerodrome control techniques and operational procedures to aerodrome traffic.

(d)

In addition to point (b), rating training performance objectives for the Approach Control Procedural (APP) rating shall ensure that applicants:

(1)

manage the workload and provide air traffic services within a defined approach control area of responsibility; and

(2)

apply procedural approach control, planning techniques and operational procedures to arriving, holding, departing and transiting traffic.

(e)

In addition to point (b), rating training performance objectives for the Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating shall ensure that applicants:

(1)

manage the workload and provide air traffic services within a defined approach control area of responsibility; and

(2)

apply approach surveillance control, planning techniques and operational procedures to arriving, holding, departing and transiting traffic.

(f)

In addition to point (b), rating training performance objectives for the Area Control Procedural (ACP) rating shall ensure that applicants:

(1)

manage the workload and provide air traffic services within a defined area control area of responsibility; and

(2)

apply procedural area control, planning techniques and operational procedures to area traffic.

(g)

In addition to point (b), rating training performance objectives for the Area Control Surveillance (ACS) rating shall ensure that applicants:

(1)

manage the workload and provide air traffic services within a defined area control area of responsibility; and

(2)

apply area surveillance control, planning techniques and operational procedures to area traffic.’;

23.

point ATCO.D.050 is replaced by the following:

ATCO.D.050   Prerequisites of unit training

Provided that the requirements set out in points ATCO.B.001(d), ATCO.B.005(e) and ATCO.B.010(b) are met:

(a)

unit training may only be started by persons who have successfully completed initial training relevant to the rating and, if applicable, rating endorsement;

(b)

the on-the-job training phase of unit training may only be started by persons who are holders of a student air traffic controller licence or an air traffic controller licence with the appropriate rating and, if applicable, rating endorsement.’;

24.

in point ATCO.D.060, points (e) and (f) are replaced by the following:

‘(e)

Training intended for a rating endorsement shall consist of subjects, topics and subtopics developed by the training organisation and approved as part of the training course.

(f)

Unit endorsement courses undertaken by student air traffic controllers or air traffic controllers in a Member State for which the competent authority is not the same that issued the licence, shall be adapted to include elements of initial training that are specific to the FAB or to the national environment. The same requirement shall apply for cases where the applicant for the student licence has completed initial training in a Member State that is different from the Member State that will issue the student licence.’;

25.

Appendix 2 to Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix 2 to Annex I

BASIC TRAINING

(Reference: Annex I (Part ATCO), Subpart D, Section 2, point ATCO.D.010(a)(1))

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUBJECT 1:

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

SUBJECT 2:

AVIATION LAW

SUBJECT 3:

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT 4:

METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT 5:

NAVIGATION

SUBJECT 6:

AIRCRAFT

SUBJECT 7:

HUMAN FACTORS

SUBJECT 8:

EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

SUBJECT 9:

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBJECT 1:   INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

TOPIC INTRB 1 —   COURSE MANAGEMENT

Subtopic INTRB 1.1 —

Course introduction

Subtopic INTRB 1.2 —

Course administration

Subtopic INTRB 1.3 —

Study material and training documentation

TOPIC INTRB 2 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATC TRAINING COURSE

Subtopic INTRB 2.1 —

Course content, methodology and organisation

Subtopic INTRB 2.2 —

Training ethos

Subtopic INTRB 2.3 —

Assessment process

TOPIC INTRB 3 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATCO’S FUTURE

Subtopic INTRB 3.1 —

Job prospects

SUBJECT 2:   AVIATION LAW

TOPIC LAWB 1 —   INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION LAW

Subtopic LAWB 1.1 —

Relevance of aviation law

TOPIC LAWB 2 —   INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Subtopic LAWB 2.1 —

ICAO

Subtopic LAWB 2.2 —

European and other agencies

Subtopic LAWB 2.3 —

Aviation associations

TOPIC LAWB 3 —   NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Subtopic LAWB 3.1 —

National authorities

Subtopic LAWB 3.2 —

National legislative procedures

Subtopic LAWB 3.3 —

Competent authority

Subtopic LAWB 3.4 —

National aviation associations

TOPIC LAWB 4 —   ATS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Subtopic LAWB 4.1 —

Safety regulation

Subtopic LAWB 4.2 —

Safety management system

TOPIC LAWB 5 —   RULES AND REGULATIONS

Subtopic LAWB 5.1 —

Units of measurement

Subtopic LAWB 5.2 —

ATCO licensing/certification

Subtopic LAWB 5.3 —

Overview of ANS

Subtopic LAWB 5.4 —

Overview of ATS

Subtopic LAWB 5.5 —

Overview of aeronautical information management (AIM)

Subtopic LAWB 5.6 —

Rules of the air

Subtopic LAWB 5.7 —

Airspace and ATS routes

Subtopic LAWB 5.8 —

Flight plan

Subtopic LAWB 5.9 —

Aerodromes

Subtopic LAWB 5.10 —

Holding procedures for IFR flights

Subtopic LAWB 5.11 —

Holding procedures for VFR flights

SUBJECT 3:   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

TOPIC ATMB 1 —   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

Subtopic ATMB 1.1 —

Application of units of measurement

Subtopic ATMB 1.2 —

Air traffic control (ATC) service

Subtopic ATMB 1.3 —

Flight information service (FIS)

Subtopic ATMB 1.4 —

Alerting service

Subtopic ATMB 1.5 —

Air traffic advisory service

Subtopic ATMB 1.6 —

ATS system capacity and air traffic flow management

Subtopic ATMB 1.7 —

Airspace management (ASM)

TOPIC ATMB 2 —   ALTIMETRY AND LEVEL ALLOCATION

Subtopic ATMB 2.1 —

Altimetry

Subtopic ATMB 2.2 —

Transition level

Subtopic ATMB 2.3 —

Level allocation

TOPIC ATMB 3 —   RADIOTELEPHONY (RTF)

Subtopic ATMB 3.1 —

RTF general operating procedures

TOPIC ATMB 4 —   ATC CLEARANCES AND ATC INSTRUCTIONS

Subtopic ATMB 4.1 —

Type and content of ATC clearances

Subtopic ATMB 4.2 —

ATC instructions

TOPIC ATMB 5 —   COORDINATION

Subtopic ATMB 5.1 —

Principles, types and content of coordination

Subtopic ATMB 5.2 —

Necessity for coordination

Subtopic ATMB 5.3 —

Means of coordination

TOPIC ATMB 6 —   DATA DISPLAY

Subtopic ATMB 6.1 —

Data extraction

Subtopic ATMB 6.2 —

Data management

TOPIC ATMB 7 —   SEPARATIONS

Subtopic ATMB 7.1 —

Vertical separation and procedures

Subtopic ATMB 7.2 —

Horizontal separation and procedures

Subtopic ATMB 7.3 —

Visual separation

Subtopic ATMB 7.4 —

Aerodrome separation and procedures

Subtopic ATMB 7.5 —

Separation based on ATS surveillance systems

Subtopic ATMB 7.6 —

Wake turbulence separation

TOPIC ATMB 8 —   AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED SAFETY NETS

Subtopic ATMB 8.1 —

Airborne safety nets

Subtopic ATMB 8.2 —

Ground-based safety nets

TOPIC ATMB 9 —   BASIC PRACTICAL SKILLS

Subtopic ATMB 9.1 —

Traffic management process

Subtopic ATMB 9.2 —

Basic practical skills applicable to all ratings

Subtopic ATMB 9.3 —

Basic practical skills applicable to aerodrome

Subtopic ATMB 9.4 —

Basic practical skills applicable to surveillance

SUBJECT 4:   METEOROLOGY

TOPIC METB 1 —   INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY

Subtopic METB 1.1 —

Application of units of measurement

Subtopic METB 1.2 —

Aviation and meteorology

Subtopic METB 1.3 —

Organisation of meteorological service

TOPIC METB 2 —   ATMOSPHERE

Subtopic METB 2.1 —

Composition and structure

Subtopic METB 2.2 —

Standard atmosphere

Subtopic METB 2.3 —

Heat and temperature

Subtopic METB 2.4 —

Water in the atmosphere

Subtopic METB 2.5 —

Air pressure

TOPIC METB 3 —   ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION

Subtopic METB 3.1 —

General air circulation

Subtopic METB 3.2 —

Air masses and frontal systems

Subtopic METB 3.3 —

Mesoscale systems

Subtopic METB 3.4 —

Wind

TOPIC METB 4 —   METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subtopic METB 4.1 —

Clouds

Subtopic METB 4.2 —

Types of precipitation

Subtopic METB 4.3 —

Visibility

Subtopic METB 4.4 —

Meteorological hazards

TOPIC METB 5 —   METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION FOR AVIATION

Subtopic METB 5.1 —

Messages and reports

SUBJECT 5:   NAVIGATION

TOPIC NAVB 1 —   INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAVB 1.1 —

Application of units of measurement

Subtopic NAVB 1.2 —

Purpose and use of navigation

TOPIC NAVB 2 —   THE EARTH

Subtopic NAVB 2.1 —

Place and movement of the Earth

Subtopic NAVB 2.2 —

System of coordinates, direction and distance

Subtopic NAVB 2.3 —

Magnetism

TOPIC NAVB 3 —   MAPS AND AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

Subtopic NAVB 3.1 —

Maps and charts used in aviation

TOPIC NAVB 4 —   NAVIGATIONAL BASICS

Subtopic NAVB 4.1 —

Influence of wind

Subtopic NAVB 4.2 —

Speed

Subtopic NAVB 4.3 —

Visual navigation

Subtopic NAVB 4.4 —

Navigational aspects of flight planning

TOPIC NAVB 5 —   INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAVB 5.1 —

Ground-based systems

Subtopic NAVB 5.2 —

Inertial navigation systems

Subtopic NAVB 5.3 —

Satellite-based systems

Subtopic NAVB 5.4 —

Instrument approach procedures

TOPIC NAVB 6 —   PERFORMANCE-BASED NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAVB 6.1 —

Principles and benefits of area navigation

Subtopic NAVB 6.2 —

Introduction to PBN

Subtopic NAVB 6.3 —

PBN applications

TOPIC NAVB 7 —   DEVELOPMENTS IN NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAVB 7.1 —

Future developments

SUBJECT 6:   AIRCRAFT

TOPIC ACFTB 1 —   INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT

Subtopic ACFTB 1.1 —

Application of units of measurement

Subtopic ACFTB 1.2 —

Aviation and aircraft

TOPIC ACFTB 2 —   PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT

Subtopic ACFTB 2.1 —

Forces acting on aircraft

Subtopic ACFTB 2.2 —

Structural components and control of an aircraft

Subtopic ACFTB 2.3 —

Flight envelope

TOPIC ACFTB 3 —   AIRCRAFT CATEGORIES

Subtopic ACFTB 3.1 —

Aircraft categories

Subtopic ACFTB 3.2 —

Wake turbulence categories

Subtopic ACFTB 3.3 —

ICAO approach categories

Subtopic ACFTB 3.4 —

Environmental categories

TOPIC ACFTB 4 —   AIRCRAFT DATA

Subtopic ACFTB 4.1 —

Recognition

Subtopic ACFTB 4.2 —

Performance data

TOPIC ACFTB 5 —   AIRCRAFT ENGINES

Subtopic ACFTB 5.1 —

Piston engines

Subtopic ACFTB 5.2 —

Jet engines

Subtopic ACFTB 5.3 —

Turboprop engines

Subtopic ACFTB 5.4 —

Electric engines

Subtopic ACFTB 5.5 —

Sources of energy used in aviation

TOPIC ACFTB 6 —   AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTS

Subtopic ACFTB 6.1 —

Flight instruments

Subtopic ACFTB 6.2 —

Navigational instruments

Subtopic ACFTB 6.3 —

Engine instruments

Subtopic ACFTB 6.4 —

Aircraft elements and systems

TOPIC ACFTB 7 —   FACTORS AFFECTING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Subtopic ACFTB 7.1 —

Take-off factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.2 —

Climb factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.3 —

Cruise factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.4 —

Descent and initial approach factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.5 —

Final approach and landing factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.6 —

Economic factors

Subtopic ACFTB 7.7 —

Environmental factors

SUBJECT 7:   HUMAN FACTORS

TOPIC HUMB 1 —   INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Subtopic HUMB 1.1 —

Relevance of human factors for ATC

TOPIC HUMB 2 —   HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Subtopic HUMB 2.1 —

Fitness for duty

Subtopic HUMB 2.2 —

Stress and fatigue

Subtopic HUMB 2.3 —

Substance use and responsibility

TOPIC HUMB 3 —   HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Subtopic HUMB 3.1 —

Individual behaviour

Subtopic HUMB 3.2 —

Safety culture and professional conduct

TOPIC HUMB 4 —   HUMAN ERROR

Subtopic HUMB 4.1 —

Definition of human error

Subtopic HUMB 4.2 —

Classification of human error

TOPIC HUMB 5 —   TEAMWORK

Subtopic HUMB 5.1 —

Teamwork and team roles

TOPIC HUMB 6 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic HUMB 6.1 —

Communication in ATC

Subtopic HUMB 6.2 —

Communication modes

SUBJECT 8:   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

TOPIC EQPSB 1 —   ATC EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPSB 1.1 —

Main types of ATC equipment

TOPIC EQPSB 2 —   RADIO

Subtopic EQPSB 2.1 —

Radio theory

Subtopic EQPSB 2.2 —

Direction finding

TOPIC EQPSB 3 —   COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPSB 3.1 —

Radio communications

Subtopic EQPSB 3.2 —

Voice communication between ATS units/positions and others

Subtopic EQPSB 3.3 —

Data link communications

Subtopic EQPSB 3.4 —

Airline communications

TOPIC EQPSB 4 —   INTRODUCTION TO SURVEILLANCE

Subtopic EQPSB 4.1 —

Surveillance concept in ATS

TOPIC EQPSB 5 —   RADAR

Subtopic EQPSB 5.1 —

Principles of radar

Subtopic EQPSB 5.2 —

Primary radar

Subtopic EQPSB 5.3 —

Secondary radar

Subtopic EQPSB 5.4 —

Use of radars

TOPIC EQPSB 6 —   AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT SURVEILLANCE

Subtopic EQPSB 6.1 —

Principles of automatic dependent surveillance

Subtopic EQPSB 6.2 —

Use of automatic dependent surveillance

TOPIC EQPSB 7 —   MULTILATERATION

Subtopic EQPSB 7.1 —

Principles of multilateration

Subtopic EQPSB 7.2 —

Use of multilateration

TOPIC EQPSB 8 —   DATA PROCESSING

Subtopic EQPSB 8.1 —

Surveillance data networking

Subtopic EQPSB 8.2 —

Working principles of surveillance data networking

Subtopic EQPSB 8.3 —

Flight data processing

TOPIC EQPSB 9 —   FUTURE EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPSB 9.1 —

New developments

TOPIC EQPSB 10 —   AUTOMATION IN ATS

Subtopic EQPSB 10.1 —

Principles of automation

Subtopic EQPSB 10.2 —

Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)

Subtopic EQPSB 10.3 —

Online data interchange

Subtopic EQPSB 10.4 —

Systems used for the automatic dissemination of information

TOPIC EQPSB 11 —   WORKING POSITIONS

Subtopic EQPSB 11.1 —

Working position equipment

Subtopic EQPSB 11.2 —

Aerodrome control

Subtopic EQPSB 11.3 —

Approach control

Subtopic EQPSB 11.4 —

Area control

SUBJECT 9:   PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC PENB 1 —   FAMILIARISATION

Subtopic PENB 1.1 —

ATS and aerodrome facilities

TOPIC PENB 2 —   AIRSPACE USERS

Subtopic PENB 2.1 —

Civil aviation

Subtopic PENB 2.2 —

Military aviation

Subtopic PENB 2.3 —

Expectations and requirements of pilots

TOPIC PENB 3 —   CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Subtopic PENB 3.1 —

ATS as a service provider

TOPIC PENB 4 —   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subtopic PENB 4.1 —

Environmental protection
’;

26.

Appendix 3 to Annex I is deleted;

27.

Appendix 4 to Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix 3 to Annex I

AERODROME CONTROL RATING (ADC)

(Reference: Annex I (PART ATCO), Subpart D, Section 2, point ATCO.D.010(a)(2)(i))

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUBJECT 1:

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

SUBJECT 2:

AVIATION LAW

SUBJECT 3:

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT 4:

METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT 5:

NAVIGATION

SUBJECT 6:

AIRCRAFT

SUBJECT 7:

HUMAN FACTORS

SUBJECT 8:

EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

SUBJECT 9:

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBJECT 10:

ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

SUBJECT 11:

AERODROMES

SUBJECT 1:   INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

TOPIC INTR 1 —   COURSE MANAGEMENT

Subtopic INTR 1.1 —

Course introduction

Subtopic INTR 1.2 —

Course administration

Subtopic INTR 1.3 —

Study material and training documentation

TOPIC INTR 2 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATC TRAINING COURSE

Subtopic INTR 2.1 —

Course content and organisation

Subtopic INTR 2.2 —

Training ethos

Subtopic INTR 2.3 —

Assessment process

SUBJECT 2:   AVIATION LAW

TOPIC LAW 1 —   ATCO LICENSING/CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Subtopic LAW 1.1 —

Privileges and conditions

TOPIC LAW 2 —   RULES AND REGULATIONS

Subtopic LAW 2.1 —

Reports

Subtopic LAW 2.2 —

Airspace

TOPIC LAW 3 —   ATS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Subtopic LAW 3.1 —

Feedback process

Subtopic LAW 3.2 —

Safety investigation

SUBJECT 3:   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

TOPIC ATM 1 —   PROVISION OF SERVICES

Subtopic ATM 1.1 —

Aerodrome control service

Subtopic ATM 1.2 —

Flight information service (FIS)

Subtopic ATM 1.3 —

Alerting service (ALRS)

Subtopic ATM 1.4 —

ATS system capacity and air traffic flow management

TOPIC ATM 2 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic ATM 2.1 —

Effective communication

TOPIC ATM 3 —   ATC CLEARANCES AND ATC INSTRUCTIONS

Subtopic ATM 3.1 —

ATC clearances

Subtopic ATM 3.2 —

ATC instructions

TOPIC ATM 4 —   COORDINATION

Subtopic ATM 4.1 —

Necessity for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.2 —

Tools and methods for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.3 —

Coordination procedures

TOPIC ATM 5 —   ALTIMETRY AND LEVEL ALLOCATION

Subtopic ATM 5.1 —

Altimetry

Subtopic ATM 5.2 —

Terrain clearance

TOPIC ATM 6 —   SEPARATIONS

Subtopic ATM 6.1 —

Separation between departing aircraft

Subtopic ATM 6.2 —

Separation of departing aircraft from arriving aircraft

Subtopic ATM 6.3 —

Separation of landing aircraft and preceding landing or departing aircraft

Subtopic ATM 6.4 —

Time-based wake turbulence longitudinal separation

Subtopic ATM 6.5 —

Reduced separation minima

TOPIC ATM 7 —   AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED SAFETY NETS

Subtopic ATM 7.1 —

Airborne safety nets

Subtopic ATM 7.2 —

Ground-based safety nets

TOPIC ATM 8 —   DATA DISPLAY

Subtopic ATM 8.1 —

Data management

TOPIC ATM 9 —   OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT (SIMULATED)

Subtopic ATM 9.1 —

Integrity of the operational environment

Subtopic ATM 9.2 —

Verification of the currency of operational procedures

Subtopic ATM 9.3 —

Handover-takeover

TOPIC ATM 10 —   PROVISION OF AN AERODROME CONTROL SERVICE

Subtopic ATM 10.1 —

Responsibility for the provision

Subtopic ATM 10.2 —

Traffic management process

Subtopic ATM 10.3 —

Aeronautical ground lights

Subtopic ATM 10.4 —

Information to aircraft by the aerodrome control tower

Subtopic ATM 10.5 —

Control of aerodrome traffic

Subtopic ATM 10.6 —

Control of airborne traffic

Subtopic ATM 10.7 —

Runway in use

Subtopic ATM 10.8 —

Departing traffic

Subtopic ATM 10.9 —

Arriving traffic

Subtopic ATM 10.10 —

Special VFR operations

Subtopic ATM 10.11 —

Low-visibility operations

Subtopic ATM 10.12 —

Aerodrome control service with advanced system support

SUBJECT 4:   METEOROLOGY

TOPIC MET 1 —   METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subtopic MET 1.1 —

Meteorological phenomena

TOPIC MET 2 —   SOURCES OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subtopic MET 2.1 —

Meteorological instruments

Subtopic MET 2.2 —

Other sources of meteorological data

SUBJECT 5:   NAVIGATION

TOPIC NAV 1 —   MAPS AND AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

Subtopic NAV 1.1 —

Maps and charts

TOPIC NAV 2 —   INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAV 2.1 —

Navigational systems

Subtopic NAV 2.2 —

Stabilised approach

Subtopic NAV 2.3 —

Instrument departures and arrivals

Subtopic NAV 2.4 —

Satellite-based systems

Subtopic NAV 2.5 —

PBN applications

SUBJECT 6:   AIRCRAFT

TOPIC ACFT 1 —   AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS

Subtopic ACFT 1.1 —

Aircraft instruments

TOPIC ACFT 2 —   AIRCRAFT CATEGORIES

Subtopic ACFT 2.1 —

Wake turbulence

Subtopic ACFT 2.2 —

Application of ICAO approach categories

TOPIC ACFT 3 —   FACTORS AFFECTING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Subtopic ACFT 3.1 —

Take-off factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.2 —

Climb factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.3 —

Final approach and landing factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.4 —

Economic factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.5 —

Environmental factors

TOPIC ACFT 4 —   AIRCRAFT DATA

Subtopic ACFT 4.1 —

Recognition of aircraft types

Subtopic ACFT 4.2 —

Performance data

SUBJECT 7:   HUMAN FACTORS

TOPIC HUM 1 —   INFORMATION PROCESSING

Subtopic HUM 1.1 —

Cognition and factors influencing it

Subtopic HUM 1.2 —

Situational awareness

Subtopic HUM 1.3 —

Decision-making

TOPIC HUM 2 —   FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Subtopic HUM 2.1 —

Fatigue

Subtopic HUM 2.2 —

Stress

TOPIC HUM 3 —   THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT

Subtopic HUM 3.1 —

Threat and error management framework

Subtopic HUM 3.2 —

Applied threat and error management

TOPIC HUM 4 —   TEAMWORK

Subtopic HUM 4.1 —

Benefits of teamwork

Subtopic HUM 4.2 —

Conflict management

TOPIC HUM 5 —   SYSTEM

Subtopic HUM 5.1 —

Concept of systems in ATM/ANS

TOPIC HUM 6 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic HUM 6.1 —

Effective communication

Subtopic HUM 6.2 —

Effective feedback

SUBJECT 8:   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

TOPIC EQPS 1 —   VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subtopic EQPS 1.1 —

Radio communications

Subtopic EQPS 1.2 —

Other voice communications

TOPIC EQPS 2 —   AUTOMATION IN ATS

Subtopic EQPS 2.1 —

Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)

Subtopic EQPS 2.2 —

Automatic data interchange

TOPIC EQPS 3 —   CONTROLLER WORKING POSITION

Subtopic EQPS 3.1 —

Operation and monitoring of equipment

Subtopic EQPS 3.2 —

Situation displays and information systems

Subtopic EQPS 3.3 —

Flight data systems

TOPIC EQPS 4 —   FUTURE EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPS 4.1 —

New developments

TOPIC EQPS 5 —   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS’ LIMITATIONS AND DEGRADATION

Subtopic EQPS 5.1 —

Reaction to limitations

Subtopic EQPS 5.2 —

Communication equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.3 —

Navigational equipment degradation

SUBJECT 9:   PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC PEN 1 —   FAMILIARISATION

Subtopic PEN 1.1 —

Study visit to an aerodrome

TOPIC PEN 2 —   AIRSPACE USERS

Subtopic PEN 2.1 —

Contributors to civil ATS operations

Subtopic PEN 2.2 —

Contributors to military ATS operations

TOPIC PEN 3 —   CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Subtopic PEN 3.1 —

Provision of services and user requirements

TOPIC PEN 4 —   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subtopic PEN 4.1 —

Environmental protection

SUBJECT 10:   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

TOPIC ABES 1 —   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (ABES)

Subtopic ABES 1.1 —

Overview of ABES

TOPIC ABES 2 —   SKILLS IMPROVEMENT

Subtopic ABES 2.1 —

Communication effectiveness

Subtopic ABES 2.2 —

Avoidance of mental overload

Subtopic ABES 2.3 —

Air-ground cooperation

TOPIC ABES 3 —   PROCEDURES FOR ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Subtopic ABES 3.1 —

Application of procedures for ABES

Subtopic ABES 3.2 —

Radio failure

Subtopic ABES 3.3 —

Unlawful interference and aircraft bomb threat

Subtopic ABES 3.4 —

Strayed or unidentified aircraft

Subtopic ABES 3.5 —

Runway incursion

Subtopic ABES 3.6 —

Interception of civil aircraft

SUBJECT 11:   AERODROMES

TOPIC AGA 1 —   AERODROME DATA, LAYOUT AND COORDINATION

Subtopic AGA 1.1 —

Definitions

Subtopic AGA 1.2 —

Coordination

TOPIC AGA 2 —   MOVEMENT AREA

Subtopic AGA 2.1 —

Movement area

Subtopic AGA 2.2 —

Manoeuvring area

Subtopic AGA 2.3 —

Runways

TOPIC AGA 3 —   OBSTACLES

Subtopic AGA 3.1 —

Obstacle-free airspace around aerodromes

TOPIC AGA 4 —   MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

Subtopic AGA 4.1 —

Location
’;

28.

Appendix 5 to Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix 4 to Annex I

APPROACH CONTROL PROCEDURAL RATING (APP)

(Reference: Annex I (PART ATCO), Subpart D, Section 2, point ATCO.D.010(a)(2)(ii))

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUBJECT 1:

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

SUBJECT 2:

AVIATION LAW

SUBJECT 3:

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT 4:

METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT 5:

NAVIGATION

SUBJECT 6:

AIRCRAFT

SUBJECT 7:

HUMAN FACTORS

SUBJECT 8:

EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

SUBJECT 9:

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBJECT 10:

ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

SUBJECT 11:

AERODROMES

SUBJECT 1:   INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

TOPIC INTR 1 —   COURSE MANAGEMENT

Subtopic INTR 1.1 —

Course introduction

Subtopic INTR 1.2 —

Course administration

Subtopic INTR 1.3 —

Study material and training documentation

TOPIC INTR 2 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATC TRAINING COURSE

Subtopic INTR 2.1 —

Course content and organisation

Subtopic INTR 2.2 —

Training ethos

Subtopic INTR 2.3 —

Assessment process

SUBJECT 2:   AVIATION LAW

TOPIC LAW 1 —   ATCO LICENSING/CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Subtopic LAW 1.1 —

Privileges and conditions

TOPIC LAW 2 —   RULES AND REGULATIONS

Subtopic LAW 2.1 —

Reports

Subtopic LAW 2.2 —

Airspace

TOPIC LAW 3 —   ATS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Subtopic LAW 3.1 —

Feedback process

Subtopic LAW 3.2 —

Safety investigation

SUBJECT 3:   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

TOPIC ATM 1 —   PROVISION OF SERVICES

Subtopic ATM 1.1 —

Air traffic control (ATC) service

Subtopic ATM 1.2 —

Flight information service (FIS)

Subtopic ATM 1.3 —

Alerting service (ALRS)

Subtopic ATM 1.4 —

ATS system capacity and air traffic flow management

Subtopic ATM 1.5 —

Airspace management (ASM)

TOPIC ATM 2 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic ATM 2.1 —

Effective communication

TOPIC ATM 3 —   ATC CLEARANCES AND ATC INSTRUCTIONS

Subtopic ATM 3.1 —

ATC clearances

Subtopic ATM 3.2 —

ATC instructions

TOPIC ATM 4 —   COORDINATION

Subtopic ATM 4.1 —

Necessity for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.2 —

Tools and methods for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.3 —

Coordination procedures

TOPIC ATM 5 —   ALTIMETRY AND LEVEL ALLOCATION

Subtopic ATM 5.1 —

Altimetry

Subtopic ATM 5.2 —

Terrain clearance

TOPIC ATM 6 —   SEPARATIONS

Subtopic ATM 6.1 —

Vertical separation

Subtopic ATM 6.2 —

Horizontal separation

Subtopic ATM 6.3 —

Delegation of separation

TOPIC ATM 7 —   AIRBORNE SAFETY NETS

Subtopic ATM 7.1 —

Airborne safety nets

TOPIC ATM 8 —   DATA DISPLAY

Subtopic ATM 8.1 —

Data management

TOPIC ATM 9 —   OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT (SIMULATED)

Subtopic ATM 9.1 —

Integrity of the operational environment

Subtopic ATM 9.2 —

Verification of the currency of operational procedures

Subtopic ATM 9.3 —

Handover-takeover

TOPIC ATM 10 —   PROVISION OF CONTROL SERVICE

Subtopic ATM 10.1 —

Responsibility and processing of information

Subtopic ATM 10.2 —

Approach control

Subtopic ATM 10.3 —

Traffic management process

Subtopic ATM 10.4 —

Handling traffic

TOPIC ATM 11 —   HOLDING

Subtopic ATM 11.1 —

General holding procedures

Subtopic ATM 11.2 —

Approaching aircraft

SUBJECT 4:   METEOROLOGY

TOPIC MET 1 —   METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subtopic MET 1.1 —

Meteorological phenomena

TOPIC MET 2 —   SOURCES OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subtopic MET 2.1 —

Sources of meteorological information

SUBJECT 5:   NAVIGATION

TOPIC NAV 1 —   MAPS AND AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

Subtopic NAV 1.1 —

Maps and charts

TOPIC NAV 2 —   INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAV 2.1 —

Navigational systems

Subtopic NAV 2.2 —

Stabilised approach

Subtopic NAV 2.3 —

Instrument departures and arrivals

Subtopic NAV 2.4 —

Navigational assistance

Subtopic NAV 2.5 —

Satellite-based systems

Subtopic NAV 2.6 —

PBN applications

SUBJECT 6:   AIRCRAFT

TOPIC ACFT 1 —   AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS

Subtopic ACFT 1.1 —

Aircraft instruments

TOPIC ACFT 2 —   AIRCRAFT CATEGORIES

Subtopic ACFT 2.1 —

Wake turbulence

Subtopic ACFT 2.2 —

Application of ICAO approach categories

TOPIC ACFT 3 —   FACTORS AFFECTING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Subtopic ACFT 3.1 —

Climb factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.2 —

Cruise factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.3 —

Descent and initial approach factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.4 —

Final approach and landing factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.5 —

Economic factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.6 —

Environmental factors

TOPIC ACFT 4 —   AIRCRAFT DATA

Subtopic ACFT 4.1 —

Performance data

SUBJECT 7:   HUMAN FACTORS

TOPIC HUM 1 —   INFORMATION PROCESSING

Subtopic HUM 1.1 —

Cognition and factors influencing it

Subtopic HUM 1.2 —

Situational awareness

Subtopic HUM 1.3 —

Decision-making

TOPIC HUM 2 —   FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Subtopic HUM 2.1 —

Fatigue

Subtopic HUM 2.2 —

Stress

TOPIC HUM 3 —   THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT

Subtopic HUM 3.1 —

Threat and error management framework

Subtopic HUM 3.2 —

Applied threat and error management

TOPIC HUM 4 —   TEAMWORK

Subtopic HUM 4.1 —

Benefits of teamwork

Subtopic HUM 4.2 —

Conflict management

TOPIC HUM 5 —   SYSTEM

Subtopic HUM 5.1 —

Concept of systems in ATM/ANS

TOPIC HUM 6 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic HUM 6.1 —

Effective communication

Subtopic HUM 6.2 —

Effective feedback

SUBJECT 8:   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

TOPIC EQPS 1 —   VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subtopic EQPS 1.1 —

Radio communications

Subtopic EQPS 1.2 —

Other voice communications

TOPIC EQPS 2 —   AUTOMATION IN ATS

Subtopic EQPS 2.1 —

Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)

Subtopic EQPS 2.2 —

Automatic data interchange

TOPIC EQPS 3 —   CONTROLLER WORKING POSITION

Subtopic EQPS 3.1 —

Operation and monitoring of equipment

Subtopic EQPS 3.2 —

Situation displays and information systems

Subtopic EQPS 3.3 —

Flight data systems

TOPIC EQPS 4 —   FUTURE EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPS 4.1 —

New developments

TOPIC EQPS 5 —   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS’ LIMITATIONS AND DEGRADATION

Subtopic EQPS 5.1 —

Reaction to limitations

Subtopic EQPS 5.2 —

Communication equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.3 —

Navigational equipment degradation

SUBJECT 9:   PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC PEN 1 —   FAMILIARISATION

Subtopic PEN 1.1 —

Study visit to an approach control unit

TOPIC PEN 2 —   AIRSPACE USERS

Subtopic PEN 2.1 —

Contributors to civil ATS operations

Subtopic PEN 2.2 —

Contributors to military ATS operations

TOPIC PEN 3 —   CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Subtopic PEN 3.1 —

Provision of services and user requirements

TOPIC PEN 4 —   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subtopic PEN 4.1 —

Environmental protection

SUBJECT 10:   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

TOPIC ABES 1 —   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (ABES)

Subtopic ABES 1.1 —

Overview of ABES

TOPIC ABES 2 —   SKILLS IMPROVEMENT

Subtopic ABES 2.1 —

Communication effectiveness

Subtopic ABES 2.2 —

Avoidance of mental overload

Subtopic ABES 2.3 —

Air-ground cooperation

TOPIC ABES 3 —   PROCEDURES FOR ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Subtopic ABES 3.1 —

Application of procedures for ABES

Subtopic ABES 3.2 —

Radio failure

Subtopic ABES 3.3 —

Unlawful interference and aircraft bomb threat

Subtopic ABES 3.4 —

Strayed or unidentified aircraft

Subtopic ABES 3.5 —

Diversions

Subtopic ABES 3.6 —

Interception of civil aircraft

SUBJECT 11:   AERODROMES

TOPIC AGA 1 —   AERODROME DATA, LAYOUT AND COORDINATION

Subtopic AGA 1.1 —

Definitions

Subtopic AGA 1.2 —

Coordination

TOPIC AGA 2 —   MOVEMENT AREA

Subtopic AGA 2.1 —

Movement area

Subtopic AGA 2.2 —

Manoeuvring area

Subtopic AGA 2.3 —

Runways

TOPIC AGA 3 —   OBSTACLES

Subtopic AGA 3.1 —

Obstacle-free airspace around aerodromes

TOPIC AGA 4 —   MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT

Subtopic AGA 4.1 —

Location
’;

29.

Appendix 6 to Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix 5 to Annex I

AREA CONTROL PROCEDURAL RATING (ACP)

(Reference: Annex I (PART ATCO), Subpart D, Section 2, point ATCO.D.010(a)(2)(iii))

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUBJECT 1:

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

SUBJECT 2:

AVIATION LAW

SUBJECT 3:

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT 4:

METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT 5:

NAVIGATION

SUBJECT 6:

AIRCRAFT

SUBJECT 7:

HUMAN FACTORS

SUBJECT 8:

EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

SUBJECT 9:

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBJECT 10:

ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

SUBJECT 1:   INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

TOPIC INTR 1 —   COURSE MANAGEMENT

Subtopic INTR 1.1 —

Course introduction

Subtopic INTR 1.2 —

Course administration

Subtopic INTR 1.3 —

Study material and training documentation

TOPIC INTR 2 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATC TRAINING COURSE

Subtopic INTR 2.1 —

Course content and organisation

Subtopic INTR 2.2 —

Training ethos

Subtopic INTR 2.3 —

Assessment process

SUBJECT 2:   AVIATION LAW

TOPIC LAW 1 —   ATCO LICENSING/CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Subtopic LAW 1.1 —

Privileges and conditions

TOPIC LAW 2 —   RULES AND REGULATIONS

Subtopic LAW 2.1 —

Reports

Subtopic LAW 2.2 —

Airspace

TOPIC LAW 3 —   ATS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Subtopic LAW 3.1 —

Feedback process

Subtopic LAW 3.2 —

Safety investigation

SUBJECT 3:   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

TOPIC ATM 1 —   PROVISION OF SERVICES

Subtopic ATM 1.1 —

Air traffic control (ATC) service

Subtopic ATM 1.2 —

Flight information service (FIS)

Subtopic ATM 1.3 —

Alerting service (ALRS)

Subtopic ATM 1.4 —

ATS system capacity and air traffic flow management

Subtopic ATM 1.5 —

Airspace management (ASM)

TOPIC ATM 2 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic ATM 2.1 —

Effective communication

TOPIC ATM 3 —   ATC CLEARANCES AND ATC INSTRUCTIONS

Subtopic ATM 3.1 —

ATC clearances

Subtopic ATM 3.2 —

ATC instructions

TOPIC ATM 4 —   COORDINATION

Subtopic ATM 4.1 —

Necessity for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.2 —

Tools and methods for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.3 —

Coordination procedures

TOPIC ATM 5 —   ALTIMETRY AND LEVEL ALLOCATION

Subtopic ATM 5.1 —

Altimetry

Subtopic ATM 5.2 —

Terrain clearance

TOPIC ATM 6 —   SEPARATIONS

Subtopic ATM 6.1 —

Vertical separation

Subtopic ATM 6.2 —

Horizontal separation

TOPIC ATM 7 —   AIRBORNE SAFETY NETS

Subtopic ATM 7.1 —

Airborne safety nets

TOPIC ATM 8 —   DATA DISPLAY

Subtopic ATM 8.1 —

Data management

TOPIC ATM 9 —   OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT (SIMULATED)

Subtopic ATM 9.1 —

Integrity of the operational environment

Subtopic ATM 9.2 —

Verification of the currency of operational procedures

Subtopic ATM 9.3 —

Handover-takeover

TOPIC ATM 10 —   PROVISION OF CONTROL SERVICE

Subtopic ATM 10.1 —

Responsibility and processing of information

Subtopic ATM 10.2 —

Area control

Subtopic ATM 10.3 —

Traffic management process

Subtopic ATM 10.4 —

Handling traffic

TOPIC ATM 11 —   HOLDING

Subtopic ATM 11.1 —

General holding procedures

Subtopic ATM 11.2 —

Holding aircraft

SUBJECT 4:   METEOROLOGY

TOPIC MET 1 —   METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subtopic MET 1.1 —

Meteorological phenomena

TOPIC MET 2 —   SOURCES OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subtopic MET 2.1 —

Sources of meteorological information

SUBJECT 5:   NAVIGATION

TOPIC NAV 1 —   MAPS AND AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

Subtopic NAV 1.1 —

Maps and charts

TOPIC NAV 2 —   INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAV 2.1 —

Navigational systems

Subtopic NAV 2.2 —

Navigational assistance

Subtopic NAV 2.3 —

PBN applications

SUBJECT 6:   AIRCRAFT

TOPIC ACFT 1 —   AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS

Subtopic ACFT 1.1 —

Aircraft instruments

TOPIC ACFT 2 —   AIRCRAFT CATEGORIES

Subtopic ACFT 2.1 —

Wake turbulence

TOPIC ACFT 3 —   FACTORS AFFECTING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Subtopic ACFT 3.1 —

Climb factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.2 —

Cruise factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.3 —

Descent factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.4 —

Economic factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.5 —

Environmental factors

TOPIC ACFT 4 —   AIRCRAFT DATA

Subtopic ACFT 4.1 —

Performance data

SUBJECT 7:   HUMAN FACTORS

TOPIC HUM 1 —   INFORMATION PROCESSING

Subtopic HUM 1.1 —

Cognition and factors influencing it

Subtopic HUM 1.2 —

Situational awareness

Subtopic HUM 1.3 —

Decision-making

TOPIC HUM 2 —   FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Subtopic HUM 2.1 —

Fatigue

Subtopic HUM 2.2 —

Stress

TOPIC HUM 3 —   THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT

Subtopic HUM 3.1 —

Threat and error management framework

Subtopic HUM 3.2 —

Applied threat and error management

TOPIC HUM 4 —   TEAMWORK

Subtopic HUM 4.1 —

Benefits of teamwork

Subtopic HUM 4.2 —

Conflict management

TOPIC HUM 5 —   SYSTEM

Subtopic HUM 5.1 —

Concept of systems in ATM/ANS

TOPIC HUM 6 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic HUM 6.1 —

Effective communication

Subtopic HUM 6.2 —

Effective feedback

SUBJECT 8:   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

TOPIC EQPS 1 —   VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subtopic EQPS 1.1 —

Radio communications

Subtopic EQPS 1.2 —

Other voice communications

TOPIC EQPS 2 —   AUTOMATION IN ATS

Subtopic EQPS 2.1 —

Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)

Subtopic EQPS 2.2 —

Automatic data interchange

TOPIC EQPS 3 —   CONTROLLER WORKING POSITION

Subtopic EQPS 3.1 —

Operation and monitoring of equipment

Subtopic EQPS 3.2 —

Situation displays and information systems

Subtopic EQPS 3.3 —

Flight data systems

TOPIC EQPS 4 —   FUTURE EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPS 4.1 —

New developments

TOPIC EQPS 5 —   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS’ LIMITATIONS AND DEGRADATION

Subtopic EQPS 5.1 —

Reaction to limitations

Subtopic EQPS 5.2 —

Communication equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.3 —

Navigational equipment degradation

SUBJECT 9:   PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC PEN 1 —   FAMILIARISATION

Subtopic PEN 1.1 —

Study visit to an area control centre

TOPIC PEN 2 —   AIRSPACE USERS

Subtopic PEN 2.1 —

Contributors to civil ATS operations

Subtopic PEN 2.2 —

Contributors to military ATS operations

TOPIC PEN 3 —   CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Subtopic PEN 3.1 —

Provision of services and user requirements

TOPIC PEN 4 —   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subtopic PEN 4.1 —

Environmental protection

SUBJECT 10:   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

TOPIC ABES 1 —   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (ABES)

Subtopic ABES 1.1 —

Overview of ABES

TOPIC ABES 2 —   SKILLS IMPROVEMENT

Subtopic ABES 2.1 —

Communication effectiveness

Subtopic ABES 2.2 —

Avoidance of mental overload

Subtopic ABES 2.3 —

Air-ground cooperation

TOPIC ABES 3 —   PROCEDURES FOR ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Subtopic ABES 3.1 —

Application of procedures for ABES

Subtopic ABES 3.2 —

Radio failure

Subtopic ABES 3.3 —

Unlawful interference and aircraft bomb threat

Subtopic ABES 3.4 —

Strayed or unidentified aircraft

Subtopic ABES 3.5 —

Diversions

Subtopic ABES 3.6 —

Interception of civil aircraft
’;

30.

Appendix 7 to Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘Appendix 6 to Annex I

APPROACH CONTROL SURVEILLANCE RATING (APS)

(Reference: Annex I (PART ATCO), Subpart D, Section 2, point ATCO.D.010(a)(2)(iv))

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUBJECT 1:

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

SUBJECT 2:

AVIATION LAW

SUBJECT 3:

AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

SUBJECT 4:

METEOROLOGY

SUBJECT 5:

NAVIGATION

SUBJECT 6:

AIRCRAFT

SUBJECT 7:

HUMAN FACTORS

SUBJECT 8:

EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

SUBJECT 9:

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

SUBJECT 10:

ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

SUBJECT 11:

AERODROMES

SUBJECT 1:   INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

TOPIC INTR 1 —   COURSE MANAGEMENT

Subtopic INTR 1.1 —

Course introduction

Subtopic INTR 1.2 —

Course administration

Subtopic INTR 1.3 —

Study material and training documentation

TOPIC INTR 2 —   INTRODUCTION TO THE ATC TRAINING COURSE

Subtopic INTR 2.1 —

Course content and organisation

Subtopic INTR 2.2 —

Training ethos

Subtopic INTR 2.3 —

Assessment process

SUBJECT 2:   AVIATION LAW

TOPIC LAW 1 —   ATCO LICENSING/CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Subtopic LAW 1.1 —

Privileges and conditions

TOPIC LAW 2 —   RULES AND REGULATIONS

Subtopic LAW 2.1 —

Reports

Subtopic LAW 2.2 —

Airspace

TOPIC LAW 3 —   ATS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Subtopic LAW 3.1 —

Feedback process

Subtopic LAW 3.2 —

Safety investigation

SUBJECT 3:   AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

TOPIC ATM 1 —   PROVISION OF SERVICES

Subtopic ATM 1.1 —

Air traffic control (ATC) service

Subtopic ATM 1.2 —

Flight information service (FIS)

Subtopic ATM 1.3 —

Alerting service (ALRS)

Subtopic ATM 1.4 —

ATS system capacity and air traffic flow management

Subtopic ATM 1.5 —

Airspace management (ASM)

TOPIC ATM 2 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic ATM 2.1 —

Effective communication

TOPIC ATM 3 —   ATC CLEARANCES AND ATC INSTRUCTIONS

Subtopic ATM 3.1 —

ATC clearances

Subtopic ATM 3.2 —

ATC instructions

TOPIC ATM 4 —   COORDINATION

Subtopic ATM 4.1 —

Necessity for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.2 —

Tools and methods for coordination

Subtopic ATM 4.3 —

Coordination procedures

TOPIC ATM 5 —   ALTIMETRY AND LEVEL ALLOCATION

Subtopic ATM 5.1 —

Altimetry

Subtopic ATM 5.2 —

Terrain clearance

TOPIC ATM 6 —   SEPARATIONS

Subtopic ATM 6.1 —

Vertical separation

Subtopic ATM 6.2 —

Longitudinal separation in a surveillance environment

Subtopic ATM 6.3 —

Delegation of separation

Subtopic ATM 6.4 —

Wake turbulence distance-based separation

Subtopic ATM 6.5 —

Separation based on ATS surveillance systems

TOPIC ATM 7 —   AIRBORNE AND GROUND-BASED SAFETY NETS

Subtopic ATM 7.1 —

Airborne safety nets

Subtopic ATM 7.2 —

Ground-based safety nets

TOPIC ATM 8 —   DATA DISPLAY

Subtopic ATM 8.1 —

Data management

TOPIC ATM 9 —   OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT (SIMULATED)

Subtopic ATM 9.1 —

Integrity of the operational environment

Subtopic ATM 9.2 —

Verification of the currency of operational procedures

Subtopic ATM 9.3 —

Handover-takeover

TOPIC ATM 10 —   PROVISION OF CONTROL SERVICE

Subtopic ATM 10.1 —

Responsibility and processing of information

Subtopic ATM 10.2 —

ATS surveillance service

Subtopic ATM 10.3 —

Traffic management process

Subtopic ATM 10.4 —

Handling traffic

Subtopic ATM 10.5 —

Control service with advanced system support

TOPIC ATM 11 —   HOLDING

Subtopic ATM 11.1 —

General holding procedures

Subtopic ATM 11.2 —

Approaching aircraft

Subtopic ATM 11.3 —

Holding in a surveillance environment

TOPIC ATM 12 —   IDENTIFICATION

Subtopic ATM 12.1 —

Establishment of identification

Subtopic ATM 12.2 —

Maintenance of identification

Subtopic ATM 12.3 —

Loss of identity

Subtopic ATM 12.4 —

Position information

Subtopic ATM 12.5 —

Transfer of identity

SUBJECT 4:   METEOROLOGY

TOPIC MET 1 —   METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subtopic MET 1.1 —

Meteorological phenomena

TOPIC MET 2 —   SOURCES OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Subtopic MET 2.1 —

Sources of meteorological information

SUBJECT 5:   NAVIGATION

TOPIC NAV 1 —   MAPS AND AERONAUTICAL CHARTS

Subtopic NAV 1.1 —

Maps and charts

TOPIC NAV 2 —   INSTRUMENT NAVIGATION

Subtopic NAV 2.1 —

Navigational systems

Subtopic NAV 2.2 —

Stabilised approach

Subtopic NAV 2.3 —

Instrument departures and arrivals

Subtopic NAV 2.4 —

Navigational assistance

Subtopic NAV 2.5 —

Satellite-based systems

Subtopic NAV 2.6 —

PBN applications

SUBJECT 6:   AIRCRAFT

TOPIC ACFT 1 —   AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS

Subtopic ACFT 1.1 —

Aircraft instruments

TOPIC ACFT 2 —   AIRCRAFT CATEGORIES

Subtopic ACFT 2.1 —

Wake turbulence

Subtopic ACFT 2.2 —

Application of ICAO approach categories

TOPIC ACFT 3 —   FACTORS AFFECTING AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

Subtopic ACFT 3.1 —

Climb factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.2 —

Cruise factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.3 —

Descent and initial approach factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.4 —

Final approach and landing factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.5 —

Economic factors

Subtopic ACFT 3.6 —

Environmental factors

TOPIC ACFT 4 —   AIRCRAFT DATA

Subtopic ACFT 4.1 —

Performance data

SUBJECT 7:   HUMAN FACTORS

TOPIC HUM 1 —   INFORMATION PROCESSING

Subtopic HUM 1.1 —

Cognition and factors influencing it

Subtopic HUM 1.2 —

Situational awareness

Subtopic HUM 1.3 —

Decision-making

TOPIC HUM 2 —   FACTORS AFFECTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Subtopic HUM 2.1 —

Fatigue

Subtopic HUM 2.2 —

Stress

TOPIC HUM 3 —   THREAT AND ERROR MANAGEMENT

Subtopic HUM 3.1 —

Threat and error management framework

Subtopic HUM 3.2 —

Applied threat and error management

TOPIC HUM 4 —   TEAMWORK

Subtopic HUM 4.1 —

Benefits of teamwork

Subtopic HUM 4.2 —

Conflict management

TOPIC HUM 5 —   SYSTEM

Subtopic HUM 5.1 —

Concept of systems in ATM/ANS

TOPIC HUM 6 —   COMMUNICATION

Subtopic HUM 6.1 —

Effective communication

Subtopic HUM 6.2 —

Effective feedback

SUBJECT 8:   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS

TOPIC EQPS 1 —   VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

Subtopic EQPS 1.1 —

Radio communications

Subtopic EQPS 1.2 —

Other voice communications

TOPIC EQPS 2 —   AUTOMATION IN ATS

Subtopic EQPS 2.1 —

Aeronautical fixed telecommunication network (AFTN)

Subtopic EQPS 2.2 —

Automatic data interchange

TOPIC EQPS 3 —   CONTROLLER WORKING POSITION

Subtopic EQPS 3.1 —

Operation and monitoring of equipment

Subtopic EQPS 3.2 —

Situation displays and information systems

Subtopic EQPS 3.3 —

Flight data systems

Subtopic EQPS 3.4 —

Use of ATS surveillance system

Subtopic EQPS 3.5 —

Advanced systems

TOPIC EQPS 4 —   FUTURE EQUIPMENT

Subtopic EQPS 4.1 —

New developments

TOPIC EQPS 5 —   EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS’ LIMITATIONS AND DEGRADATION

Subtopic EQPS 5.1 —

Reaction to limitations

Subtopic EQPS 5.2 —

Communication equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.3 —

Navigational equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.4 —

Surveillance equipment degradation

Subtopic EQPS 5.5 —

ATC processing system degradation

SUBJECT 9:   PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC PEN 1 —   FAMILIARISATION

Subtopic PEN 1.1 —

Study visit to an approach control unit

TOPIC PEN 2 —   AIRSPACE USERS

Subtopic PEN 2.1 —

Contributors to civil ATS operations

Subtopic PEN 2.2 —

Contributors to military ATS operations

TOPIC PEN 3 —   CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Subtopic PEN 3.1 —

Provision of services and user requirements

TOPIC PEN 4 —   ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subtopic PEN 4.1 —

Environmental protection

SUBJECT 10:   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

TOPIC ABES 1 —   ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS (ABES)

Subtopic ABES 1.1 —

Overview of ABES

TOPIC ABES 2 —   SKILLS IMPROVEMENT

Subtopic ABES 2.1 —

Communication effectiveness

Subtopic ABES 2.2 —

Avoidance of mental overload

Subtopic ABES 2.3 —

Air-ground cooperation

TOPIC ABES 3 —   PROCEDURES FOR ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Subtopic ABES 3.1 —

Application of procedures for ABES

Subtopic ABES 3.2 —

Radio failure

Subtopic ABES 3.3 —

Unlawful interference and aircraft bomb threat

Subtopic ABES 3.4 —

Strayed or unidentified aircraft

Subtopic ABES 3.5 —

Diversions

Subtopic ABES 3.6 —

Transponder failure

Subtopic ABES 3.7 —

Interception of civil aircraft

SUBJECT 11:   AERODROMES

TOPIC AGA 1 —   AERODROME DATA, LAYOUT AND COORDINATION

Subtopic