ATSEP System Monitoring & Control (SMC) TDD9107
NATS has a modern System Monitoring and Control (SMC) service that is the envy of many Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP). On this course you will learn the theory and principles behind the equipment and processes that monitor and control one of the busiest and yet safest air spaces in the world.
At NATS we have created an ATSEP compliant SMC course from the exacting training requirements created by European aviation legislators. The course consists of four units:
This unit describes the SMC function within the organisation and the roles and responsibilities of the SMC team and the ATC supervisor. ANSP maintenance policy is discussed including that which applies specifically to SMC. ATM requirements and relevant ANSP administration procedures such as fire, safety, security and access control, are also covered.
This unit explains the importance of monitoring system performance and how SMC react when failures occur. This unit includes the implication for customers and the actions required to restore the service and the need for excellent internal communication channels.
SMC tools, processes and procedures
This unit covers the ICAO requirements for a safety management system (SMS) and discusses the requirements for a quality system to support it. Other topics include the need for maintenance agreements and a maintenance management system and the role risk analysis plays in decision making.
This unit describes the principles of control and monitoring systems used in Communications, Navigation, Surveillance, Data Processing and Facilities at a macro level.
Optional Practical Unit
There is a one day optional practical unit where you will spend half a day learning about GCAMS (a modern SMC asset) with a small practical element, and half a day in our new Operations Centre at Swanwick visiting System Control, the Equipment Rooms and the Operations Room or Viewing Gallery depending on operational needs on the day. See how a modern ANSP applies SMC in one of the busiest airspaces in the world.
ATSEP Data Processing TDD9106 This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the fundamental structure that supports Air Traffic Services.
ATSEP Shared TDD9101 ATSEP shared module is in three parts: Safety Management, Health and Safety Management and Human Factors.
ATSEP Comms Data TDD9102 NATS, as an established ANSP, relies on a wide range of data networks to support all of its operational voice, surveillance and flight data systems.