Tuesday, February 26, 2019

New ANI courses in the Fall Semester

I am currently writing the concept of two new courses that we will schedule in the Fall Semester.
The first one is "Regulating Flight Procedure Design", a one week course aimed at Regulators, helping them to perform their duties according to the State Responsibilities set forth in Annex 11 and all the consequences.
The second one is "PANS-OPS and IFP Design understanding for Managers". This is a course I long rated as unnecessary as I feared that it could be abused as a short cut for a full PANS-OPS IFP Design Training. In the mean time I think this will not be the case and in my opinion it is vital that Team Leaders, Section Chiefs and whatever they are called today have a rudimentary understanding of what is happening in their teams.
Watch out here for further information very soon. It is also highly likely that we will provide another advanced PBN course in the Fall Semester. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

IFP Conference Agenda published

The IFP Conference/3 takes place in Dublin at the Headquarters of the Irish Aviation Authority June 11-13, 2019. Note that the session on June 13 is dedicated to the General Assembly of the newly founded International Flight Procedure Design and Validation Association IFPDAVA (www.ifpdava.org, this is also where you can find the ToR of the association).
The event is jountly organised by the ANI and IFPDAVA. The program can be doenloaded from
the ANI website, where you can also register.

IFPDAVA Members benefit from a cheaper fee. Non-members can sign-up with the registration.
Members are entitled to send requests for the agenda or the General Assembly until April 30 please.
We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A job ad that is important for us - read on

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation in Switzerland announces the vacancy of a position that is quite important for ANI or maybe moreso for the subsidiary ANI Services. Because we will have to deal with this very person a lot. Please find the link to the job ad hereafter. The ad is available in German, French and Italian, three of the four official languages of Switzerland. If you do not master two of the three languages plus English, please do not even consider sending your application. If you fulfill the language requirements you are applying for a regulator job in Flight Procedure Design Oversight in an interesting environment with your office either in Bern or Z├╝rich.

Monday, July 02, 2018

In Memoriam Jerry Robinson

Another Icon in the aviation industry has sadly left us. Jerry could only enjoy his retirement for a short period. Unforgotten are his anecdotes, his sharp mind, his contacts to the highest levels everywhere and especially his interest in the world, its history, its myths, its various cultures and languages. He kept asking me about words in Swiss German, so during a meeting in Montreux/Switzerland I found him a book explaining the Swiss German language in English and had it sent to his hotel room before the weekend. When I came back on Monday, Jerry greeted me in Swiss Germand and asked how my weekend was. In Dubai he went through the souk, where after an hour he got invited to about  five private homes for dinner and showed up at the meeting in a Kovtan the next day. Jerry wherever you are, I am sure you are already trying to find out everything about it. Save journey my friend.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ANI announces AMDT 8 and Regulatory Framework Workshop in Oslo

In cooperation with Avinor, who will be hosting this at their headquarters location in Oslo, we announce a workshop covering the upcoming Amendment 8 to PANS-OPS, sharing some implementation issues when it comes to Helicopter IFR operations and the considerations for establishing a Regulatory Framework according to doc. 10068.
So Procedure Designers, Regulators and any other stakeholders in the IFP Process are equally welcome to join and share their experiences (or inexperiences for that matter) with us. The event will be led by Beat Zimmermann and Robert Bukovics together.
Dates: August 15/16 2018
Participation fee: CHF 400
Registration and more info via the ANI website.
Rundown and times, as well as venue downloadable from there.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PANS-OPS training opportunity in Bucharest/Romania

This is to inform you that "Regional Air Suport", a young Romanian IFP company organizes a PANS-OPS training course with Greg Perris from New Zealand as the instructor. This is not an ANI operation, I just promised to assist the organizing company in promoting their event.
The course starts on July 16 and the first module is 4 weeks to cover all basics, ground based nav procedures. The second module is not scheduled yet, possibly in October for 2 weeks covering PBN. The price for both modules is 6700 €. Please DO NOT contact the ANI about this course, we cannot give any info.
Greg Perris the instructor is an experienced Flight Procedure Designer and the New Zealand Member of the IFPP.
For info, please contact http://www.regional.ro, Mr. Dorin Ivascu.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

IFP Conference Barcelona - The final "final agenda"

I needed to shuffle a few speakers because of travel constraints. So I moved some of the speakers to different days. All in all, we should be good to go now. See you soon! Agenda can be downloaded here.