Friday, March 05, 2021

Working with the ICAO Instrument Flight Procedures Panel?

The ICAO Headquarters has a job announcement of high importance. Amongst other interesting duties in the OPS Section of the Air Navigation Bureau, this position includes the Secretariat of the Instrument Flight Procedures Panel IFPP. This means, as the Panel Secretary you have an important role for the functioning and the efficiency of this high level expert group. You will closely collaberate with myself as the Chairperson of the IFPP as well as the Rapporteurs of the individual sub-working groups. You will ensure the coordination between the IFPP and other Panels/Secretariats. During the meetings you will sit with me for coordination and you will produce the meeting report.

As said, this is just one aspect of the job, in the light of the IFPP. Everything else you will find here.

And no, I have nothing to say about who they select, so please do not write to us about it. Thanks.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

News on the ANI Harder Challenge

Unfortunately nobody could compete on the challenge for almost a year now. I updated the page for it and also opened a new route from Unterseen. I did a first benchmark time on it bit it will be trashed once students come here and do their runs. It is impossible to be really fast right now as there is still loads of snow in the upper quarter of the path. We can expect very similar times on the Unterseen route as we have on the classic one. I have also added some pictures of the rewarding view once you have faced the torture and get up there. I intend to open a third route as well, keep you posted. Check out the page https://ani.aero/harder-challenge/

Monday, March 16, 2020

The ANI SARS-CoV-2 update Nr. 2

Dear All,

After the latest developments, here is an info on the ANI training events for the next couple of months.

1. The refresher course last takes place as planned. We had 8 participants in the Classroom and 8 in the Livestream. 3 had to move to the later date. We will repeat the course November 9-13.

2. The Regulating IFP course starting today was moved to November 16-20. People would only have attended the Livestream and I would have been alone in the Training Center. Not a problem actually but this one was obvious to be moved.

3. The SBAS Course in Canberra/Australia was moved to October 12-16.

4. Heli PinS April 14-17 is postponed. Dates will be communicated when we see the situation relax.

5. The PANS-OPS basic part 1 in autumn is moved back by a week. Now starting October 12 (previously October 5). Part 2 remains as it was before.

6. Understanding the Cockpit side in Frankfurt is moved to the December course (7-11).

7. AIS/MAP in Belgrade/Serbia April 20-May 1 is postponed. Dates will be communicated when we see the situation relax.

8. The ARINC 424 with Jim Terpstra scheduled for May 25-29 is postponed.  Dates will be communicated when we see the situation relax.

9. SBAS live Webinar. April 20-24, daily 8.00 to 12.00 CEST. I will be streaming from the ANI Training Center, participants join via Zoom from the office, home, holidays, wherever. Tuition fee CHF 900 per participant.

10. PANS-OPS basic part 2, May 4-22. We need to see the developments. The possibilities will be discussed with the participants.

11. Advanced PBN June 8-19. Livestream or Class if situation allows travelling again.

The remaining scheduled courses are not affected for the time being.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The ANI SARS-CoV-2 update

Alright folks, of course the whole mayhem has affected us as well. Here is a summary of the impact.

1. The refresher course starting on Monday takes place as planned. We will use the usual pre-cautions, no shake-hands, wash hands regularly etc. If somebody catches a cold, stay in the hotel and join the live stream. Speaking of which, we will stream the course live for those who want to or have to stay at home. We will repeat the course November 9-13.

2. The Regulating IFP course starting March 16 was moved to November 16-20. People would only have attended the live stream and I would have been alone in the Training Center.

3. The SBAS Course in Canberra/Australia will be moved to autumn as well. We sahll communicate the dates next week.

4. The PANS-OPS basic part 1 in autums is moved back by a week. Now starting October 12 (previously October 5). Part 2 remains as it was before.

5. Understanding the Cockpit side ind Frankfurt is going ahead at this moment. We can offer the registered participants to move their registration to the December course (7-11) until March 18. Cancellations after that date rquire us to charge EUR 660 cancellation fee, as we will have to pay for the Simulator sessions. Unfortunately, Lufthansa Aviation Training does not accept it as Force Majeure, when Companies issue travel bans. Only when it happens at government level or when flight do not take place.

6. AIS/MAP in Belgrade/Serbia April 20-May 1 is going ahead for the moment.

Any other course is not not affected at this point in time. Please also note that there is an SBAS live webinar April 20-24, daily 8.00 to 12.00 CEST.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Flight Procedure Designer Position in Norway

The Instrument Flight Procedure team in Avinor is currently seeking a procedure designer to fill a temporary vacancy from June 1st 2020 until December 31st 2021. Avinor has a highly experienced international design team with employees hailing from Norway, Hungary, Spain and Poland. The Norwegian aerodrome network offers unique challenges with airports located amid highly precipitous terrain. Applicants are expected to have PBN design experience, preferably APV and and RNP AR.



For additional information, contact Morten Giswold (morten.giswold@avinor.no) or Jakub Sar (jakub.sar@avinor.no)

Monday, February 10, 2020

Improving the online courses

Students in any online course can now join the respective live sessions in the classrom course if they wish. Thanks to the state-of-the-art technology in the new ANI Training Center, we can allow the online folks to join whenever they wish.
As a second step we will also offer specific courses that are "live online". Typically we will use this for very small modules that can be delivered in a day or two.
But first we want to see how joining the class remotely works when the PANS-OPS basic starts next week.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

New Course - Advanced FVP

We have launched an advanced FVP course that will be held in the LH SIM Center in Frankfurt.
It can also be used as recurrent but has a different scope than the also offered FVP recurrent course. While the recurrent FVP focuses on an update on procedure design criteria and the exchange between acive FVPs, the Advanced has the following concept:
Before the course the participants receive an IFP package for studying and evaluation/preparation. The package will be a procedure that is a bit more complex then in the FVP basic practical (for example an RNP AR).
On day 1, the class will perform the pre-FV together based on the individual preparation of each participant and prepare the FV rundown. Day 2 is the Simulator evaluation day including the recording and day 3 is the post-flight analysis day and production of the validation report.
The details can be downloaded from the site: http://www.ani.aero/courses/advanced-recurrent-flight/