Thursday, April 21, 2016

ARINC 424 with Jim Terpstra - last opportunity

One month to go until we start the ARINC 424 navigation database course with Jim Terpstra as an instructor (May 23-29). This is the last chance to register for this course. If you want to understand PBN as a concept you also need to understand databases and avionics behaviour. The chances to learn directly from Mr. Database become rarer now. Here is one, don' miss it.

Monday, March 14, 2016

ANI Harder Challenge update

Dear ANI Students and Friends,

The winter will soon be over, the course semester has started and the first people are mentally getting ready to tackle the challenge. This is a good moment to give you an update.
We had a very competitive year 2015. There were five competitors that finished in under an hour, which made me lose my number 3 spot in the all time ranking.
Best of the year 2015 is Dan Bensoussan from the Israel Air Force with atime of 44' 20". The all time record however still remains untouched and could be difficult to even come close. Andreas Melsom Edvardsen from Avinor in Oslo is still the all time number one with 42' 46". Dan's comment was: "I have no clue where on the track I could be even a minute faster!" :-D
Timings are published on the restricted area for students on the ANI website.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Two more Flight Procedure Designer positions in Sweden

One at the service provider LFV and one at the regulator Transportstyrelsen. Both of them are in Norrköping/Sweden.

Details for the LFV one:

Details for the regulator position:

The position is as “Senior Adviser Airspace”.

You will
·         take part in the strategic planning for the use of the Swedish Airspace
·         take part in the development of new rules
·         check and approve applications for airspace and flight procedure design
·         have contact with providers in ANS and airspace and procedure design, aircraft operators, authorities

You must
·         have good knowledge about airspace design and use, both military and civil
·         have at least five years experience within the area
·         have good knowledge in English, spoken and written
·         have good knowledge in Swedish, spoken and written , or the capability to learn Swedish quite fast

Further information is available through Head of the section for Air Navigation Services, Mrs Ann-Sofi Lorefält.

Phone: +46 10 495 37 05

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Training year 2015 completed

On Friday the 19th, we released participants from Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Crroation, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, United Kingdom and Israel from the last PANS-OPS basic of the year. For the time being we are going on fesive hibernation. On January 5, Romano will start his job as Chief Designer with ANI. In the mean time, I'll be doing this:

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Next advanced PBN fixed wing course

The advanced PBN fixed wing had to be re-scheduled. It now takes place May 23 to June 3, 2016.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Another Procedure Designer vacancy

Hi All,

In New Zealand we are again looking for an experienced designer to join our team in 2016. We have a lot of existing New Zealand and Pacific Island approaches to look after along with a world leading PBN implementation programme across the Pacific and growing international work. Airways have partnered with Group EAD to further expand our procedure design services.
If you are interested click on the link below or cut and paste if that doesn't work. ... rtunities/
If you have any queries you are welcome to contact me at:

Next AIS/MAP course is scheduled

We have scheduled the AIS/MAP course for 2016 as follows:

October 17-28, 2016
Venue: University of Zürich, Center for Continuing Education

Instructor is as always for this course Aleksandar Pavlovic.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Important note to Flight Procedure Designers:

Don't (DO NOT!) design Helicopter PinS procedures without any training. This is too critical. PinS is not something you understand by just reading the criteria chapter, especially not if you never flew a helicopter yourself.