Short Tutorial Course
Delivery: Virtual Classroom
Duration: 1 day (4 hours)

CNS is routinely mentioned in the same breath as ATM. Air Traffic Management (ATM) is enabled and facilitated by technologies that fall within the categories of Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS). In Understanding CNS, we will explore each of the categories and speak to the modern technologies contained therein. We will also discuss how they can be used singly, or in combinations, to enable and improve flight operations using ATM and airspace user lenses.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current technologies in each of the C, N and S domains.
  • Describe the symbiotic relationships between the technologies.
  • Describe how the technologies enable various ATM functions.
  • Explain air traffic control (ATC) separation standards at a high level.

Target Audience

  • Civil Aviation Authority personnel
  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airspace users: pilots, unmanned aircraft (drone) operators, airline staff
  • Air Navigation Service Provider personnel
  • Airport planners

Course Content

  • Basic aviation concepts
  • Communications, Navigation and Surveillance technologies in current (and upcoming) use
  • Separating aircraft from each other and other ATM concepts
  • Basic airspace user concepts
  • Legacy and modern airspace operations concepts

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Developing Nations Member / WBP Price Non-Member Price
TBD Virtual Classroom US$215 US$250 US$300

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