Wednesday, June 19, 2019

IFP QA Process Course in Tallinn/Estonia

We will provide a full IFP QA process course at the EANS premises in Tallinn. See the info about the course below. If you are interested in joining, please indicate so on
The dates are September 16 to 20, 2019, starting Monday midday, ending Friday midday.

Course duration:
4 working days, starting Monday midday, ending Friday midday.

Tuition fees:
CHF 1800 per participant

Course description:
This course deals with the more and more stringent requirements for QA in the development of Instrument Flight Procedures. It explains the QA process as set forth in ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5 explaining all the required steps in the process. Furthermore the course provides an exemplary IFP design report, how it is created and what it should contain to ensure that all parties involved in the QA process have a complete and understandable document. Finally the course also points out what regulators should be checking when an IFP must be approved.

Topics covered:

Procedure Designer Qualifications and Training requirements
PANS-OPS vol. II QA Chapter
State Regulation of Procedure Design Service Providers
PANS-OPS vol. II QA Chapter
The IFP Process
PANS-OPS vol. II QA Chapter
The QA Process
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Documentation of a Flight Procedure
various real-world practices
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Ground validation/Crosscheck
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Coordination with Flight Validation Pilots
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Cost issues, pre-production FMS Navigation Database etc.
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Submitting a complete documentation to the Regulator
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5
Regulator tasks/verification/approval
ICAO doc. 9906 vol. 5

Terminal Objectives:
  • understand the QA process for IFP Design
  • identify the interfaces with stakeholders in the different stages of the process
  • establishing and documenting an agreed conceptual design
  • documenting the IFP, createing a skeleton IFP report template
  • documenting independent review, create a skeleton GV report template
  • documenting periodic review, creating a skeleton PR report template

Target Audience:
- Flight Procedure Designers
- Regulators overseeing Flight Procedure Design Service Providers


Romano Germann, one of the most experienced flight procedure designers in Europe with records designing procedures in Switzerland for skyguide and for ANI Services PinS procedures in Switzerland, procedures at Amsterdam Airport, VSS assessments in Taiwan, as well as coaching procedure design students in practical aspects.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Bye Stadthaus - it is time to move on

Exactly 4 years ago ANI started the cooperation with RenĂ© Schudel and the Stadthaus.  In the meantime we logged 72 instruction weeks there, several dinners and lunches and even held a full shebang ICAO IFPP meeting there. With the end of the spring Semester end of June this year, this successful cooperation comes to an end. Not that we had any problems there, the opposite is the case. We had brilliant 4 years. But it is time to move on. ANI soon moves to the new and own premises right next to Interlaken West, where we will start operations in August. It will be a state of the art training location with an infrastructure that will push the learning curve. Also we overhaul the training concept and will take it to the next level. Come and see.