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Special Operating Rules: ETOPS, MNPS, RVSM, LVO (AWOPS), PBN, Training Course

Introduction

This course will provide and explain the background to the existing requirements (International, EU and National) in regards to ETOPS, MNPS, RVSM, LVO (AWOPS) and PBN. Whilst this course covers the operational aspects in detail it also provides an overview of the associated airworthiness requirements The courses includes group exercises.

NOTE: Participants should bring a laptop in order to access digital course material, which will be provided on a USB-stick during the training course.

Course Content

The course will provide a more detailed overview of the technical aspects of each of these topics as follows:

ETOPS:

  • EASA AMC
  • Definition of ETOPS
  • In flight shut-down (IFSD) concepts and management
  • Propulsion Systems Reliability Board (PSRAB)
  • Responsibility of the operator policy and procedure development requirements
  • Operator reliability and related problems
  • Configuration maintenance and procedures (CMP) documents
  • ETOPS maintenance and continued airworthiness management requirements
  • ETOPS fuel management

RSVM:

  • RVSM requirements responsibility of the state
  • RVSM definitions
  • RVSM systems requirements
  • Altimetry system error (ASE) system component maintenance and continued airworthiness management airframe
  • Instructions for continued airworthiness aircraft
  • Operator policy and procedures

LVO (AWOPS):

  • AWOPS requirements aircraft systems
  • Maintenance requirements reliability monitoring
  • Affected aircraft documentation

MNPS:

  • MNPSS
  • MNPS systems
  • Reliability monitoring
  • Aircraft documents

PBN, GNSS Theory and Area Navigation (RNAV):

  • Types of Area Navigation (RNAV) systems Fundamentals of GNSS
  • Fundamentals of RNAV and RNP procedure
  • Area Navigation Review: PBN and in particular RNAV and RNP
  • Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNPAR)
  • MNPS: concepts, systems, Reliability monitoring, aircraft documents

Learning Objectives

After this course, participants should have a good working knowledge of the EU Special Operating Rules (as per the Part SPA) that became effective in 2012.

Who should take this course

  • National Aviation Authorities:
    Staff members having duties and responsibilities in line with the scope of this course.
  • International organizations:
    Operational personnel
  • Operators and Service Providers:
    Operator's operations personnel and also providers of relevant operational products or relevant services for operators

Pre-requisites

  • NAA personnel holding an OPS related post.
  • Third party personnel with operations experience.

Duration

This is a two day course, starting at 09.00 on the first day and ending at approximately 17.00 on the second day.

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