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eIDAS in the Aviation Sector

The aviation industry is a prime example of a sector that should be eager to adopt the new eIDAS enabled tools and services. The industry has a large volume of identity checks to perform, these checks are very time-sensitive and cost intensive and all of this has a direct impact on customer experience.

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ICAO 10057: How to choose the right ATC training infrastructure for ATSEP (ACC, APP, TWR)

Competency-based training for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel is challenging. Trainees need an operating replication of a real ATC environment including AIS, Meteorology, Communication (voice and data), navigation, surveillance, data processing and automation, system monitoring and cyber security infrastructure. This article suggests and approach of how to proceed.

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What Training Equipment is Required for ATSEP Training?

Traditional teaching methods, including lectures and book study are an important part of ATSEP training. However, the most important part of ATSEP training is the use of training equipment that exposes students to situations they will or might encounter throughout their careers as ATSEP. The use of radar equipment and simulators are used throughout all phases of ATSEP training under both ICAO and EASA training requirements.

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Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence in Radar Technology

Technology is always changing. A large percentage of it will make our lives easier by enhancing how we learn or go about our daily jobs in ways that were never thought before. Artificial intelligence and machine learning stand at the forefront of technology’s future, including their use in radar technology. The purpose of this article is to define what AI and machine learning are, how they relate to each other and what their role may be in radar technology.

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How is ATCO training structured according to ICAO and EASA?

Requirements are set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for ATCO training to help maintain safe airspaces. ICAO’s requirements apply to all ATCOs across the globe. However, EASA’s requirements apply to ATCOs who work within Europe. 

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How is ATSEP training structured according to ICAO and EASA

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have developed requirements for the structuring of ATSEP training. While ICAO’s requirements in its training structure apply worldwide, EASA’s requirements for training apply to ATSEP in European countries and slightly differ from ICAO’s requirements.

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Regulatory Requirements to ATSEP trainings - What is changing in 2020

Beginning January 2, 2020, EU Regulation 2017/373’s Annex XIII Requirements for Service Providers Concerning Personnel Training and Competence Assessment, Subpart A concerning the training of Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel (ATSEP) comes into full effect. While ATSEP rules will remain the same as in the previous regulation, Regulation 1377/2016 there will be changes where service providers are concerned.

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Radar Waves and Sonar Waves

Most people have heard of the term “radar waves” and are familiar with the idea that radio waves use radar to somehow “detect an object” that is out in the distance or out in an area somewhere.

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NavAids - An Introduction into the Signals of ILS, DME and VOR

This article describes signals and operation of an Instrument Landing System ILS, Distance Measuring Equipment DME and a VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR). This article requires an advanced knowledge of mathematics.

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