Air Traffic Management

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Specialist Aviation Courses

Global ATS has bought together a team of experienced Airport and ATM aviation Safety Management specialists who have been using and teaching SMS over many years. The team has collectively embraced the developments and lessons learned as Safety Management systems have been implemented throughout the aviation industry.

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Specialist Courses


Air Traffic Management

The management of air traffic within an organisation encompasses many factors which involve skilled personnel and harmonised systems that allow aircraft to operate safely and efficiently within our airspace.

This management includes an appreciation of those aspects of aerodrome operations that affect the air traffic service provision; a development of the SMS through an open reporting and incident investigation system; the efficient use of all resources through teamwork; and an understanding of human reactions to critical incidents.

A comprehensive understanding of the concepts and issues that provide a framework for ATC Incident investigation. It employs case studies to demonstrate human factors and engineering failures within safety management systems. Data collection and trend analysis techniques are used as well as an understanding of the key elements required to scope and develop an effective investigation system.
An overview of those aspects of aerodrome operations which affect the overall management of an Air Traffic Service Provider. Topics covered include safety management; aerodrome licensing/certification; runway physical characteristics; aeronautical ground lighting; aerodrome signs and markings; declared distances with practical exercises; aerodrome and lighting inspections; control of work in progress; obstacle limitation surfaces; aerodrome safeguarding; low visibility procedures; airside safety and wildlife management.
A demonstration of how to provide structured assistance following the human reaction to an abnormal event or critical incident. A stepped approach towards coping with critical incident stress reactions, through direct and immediate intervention, decreases the probability of consequential disorders.
A review of an Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP) in respect of the necessary ICAO standards or EASA regulations for certification. This evidence-based exercise will provide a gap analysis leading to a detailed report of the findings together with recommendations for compliance.
The Best Utilisation of Parallel Runways course is a 10 day course covering operational principles and techniques designed to maximise the capacity of parallel runway airports. It includes numerous operational examples, such as London Heathrow International Airport, of the busiest parallel runay airports in the World, with reputedly one of the best  ATC and ATM operations. Maximum 15 attendees. The Course is structured as follows:
  • Procedures to increaserunway capacity and aerodrome flexibility
  • Safety Factors
  • Modes of Operation
  • Parallel Departures
  • Independent/ DependantApproaches
  • Capacity Enhancement Measures
  • Airside Capacity Enhancement Programme
  • Capacity Problems and Solutions
  • Best Operational Practices
  • Parallel Runway Airports
Airspace is a finite resource, which has to be used ever more efficiently if the constantly increasing demand for aviation by its many users  is to be met. All users, and the wider community in general, are also demanding ever more efficient airspace utilisation making best use of rapidly developing modern technology to reduce fuel consumption and minimise harmful emissions and noise. The basic structure of the UK’s airspace was developed over fifty years ago. Since then there have been huge changes, including a hundred fold increase in the demand for aviation and huge improvements in the technology available to more efficently meet that demand whilst satisfying environmental considerations which are becoming ever more important. Throughout Europe there is a major initiative called the Single European Sky Project which aims to meet these requirements by simplifying and harmonising the way airspace is used and air traffic is controlled throughout the whole of Europe. In the UK and Ireland these and other issues are being addressed through a joint Future Airspace Strategy (FAS) project which aims to have completed a modernisation programme by 2020, creating a unified Functional Airace Block (FAB) replacing the two separate airspace blocks which exist at the moment. The Future Airspace Course uses this Anglo Irish FAS as an example of how harmosation can bring about significant improvements in all aspects of airspace utilisation, allowing ANSPs to better meet the needs of all of their customers whilst reducing the environmental impact of aviation in their areas of responsibility. 2 day course, maximum 15 attendees.
This course covers ATC Low visibility procedures (LVPs) employed in the UK, using Heathrow, Bristol and several other busy regional airports as examples. 2 day course, maximum 15 attendees.
Course Duration


The Air Traffic Management courses each run between 1 day and 1 week or can be delivered as a complete package

Group Size

1 - 20 Students per course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 1 to 20 students per course. Larger groups equate to significant pricing discounts

Course Dates

Multiple Courses Per Year

Our ATM courses are run on an ad hoc basis. We typically ask for at least 4 weeks advance booking before courses commence. Courses can run at either our UK Campus or client site