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Air Traffic Management

Course Syllabus

ing. Rzvan Mrguan

Course Introduction
Challenges of ATM
Brief history of ATM
Case study- a flight radiography: A380 flight EGLL-OMDB
Case Study Maastricht UAC
Case study - Shanwick (NATS)
Brief review of ATC fundamental conceots (ICAO, EUR & US)
Case study The Network Manger Operations Center (NMOC) & ATC slots
The NMOC data processing systems (IFPS, ETFMS, ...)
Data processing systems in support of Airspace Management (ASM) and Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA)
Case study EUROCONTROL Advanced Flexble Use of Aispace System (AFUAS)
Airport Collbaorative Decison Making (A-CDM)
Architecture of ATC systems
Surveillance Dta Processing
Flight Data Processing
Controller Working Position and ATCO Tools

Case study Maastricht UAC

Air-Ground Datalink technologies and Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC)
EUROCONTROL Centralised Services
SESAR overview
SESAR Concept of Operations
SESAR case studies: Fligt Object, Initial 4D, SWIM
Overview of FAA NEXTGEN and ICAO ASBUs
Practical Course Assignment

Introduction to the Javascript programming language

4D flight trajectory computation for ATM purposes
Visualisation of flight trajectories on an airspace map (web based application)

(Selective) Bibliography:

2013-2028 Global Air Navigation Plan, Doc. 9750 AN/963 Fourth Edition 2013;

Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept, ICAO Doc 9854, AN/458, First Edition

ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades, ASBU Working Document, Ed 2, Version 3;

ICAO Doc. 4444 Air Traffic Management;

The European ATM Master Plan, Ed 2 October 2012;

Single European Sky Library:;

EUROCONTROL Network Operations library:;

Maastricht UAC Press and media:;

Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Ed.4, March 2012;

Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS), Hans Koolen, 16.01.2013;

IFPS Users Manual, Ed. No 19.0.1, 20.03.2015;

Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace, Patrick Delmouzee, March 2014;

SESAR JU R&D Library:;

North Atlantic operations and airspace manual, ed. 2014/2015;

Trackwise - Targeting Risk Within The Shanwick OCA DVD;

European Air Traffic Management, Principles, Practice and Research, edited by Andrew Cook,
ISBN: 978-0-7546-7295-1;

Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control, Michael S. Nolan, 5th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-8825-0;

UK Air Traffic Control, ISBN 1-84037-0173;

Heathrow Airport operations manual, Robert Wicks, Ed. 2014; ISBN-13: 978-0-8573-3843-3;

NextGen Implementation Plan 2015, May 2015;


Flying the Airbus A380, Captain Gib Vogel, ISBN 978-1-84797-411-2