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Dawn M. Turner

Dawn M. Turner is a professional author with a passion for technical regulations and standards, as well as for their relevance and impact on corporate operations and industry in general. Dawn has more than 10 years of IT industry experience in hardware, programming & systems & network engineering. Her educational background includes a Certificate in computer operations & programming, CompTIA and Microsoft certifications, including A+, MCSE and MCP, Associates degree with major in business & minor in computer science, Bachelors of Science degree with major in business forensics & minor in accounting and an MBA with concentrations in finance & economics.

Benefits of Being a TrainAir Plus Member

The TrainAir Plus network consists of four categories of membership. This article discusses each membership category and its associated benefits.

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Understanding the Relevancy of Competency-Based Training for ATCO and ATSEP Trainees

This article will explain the importance of Competency Based Training and the role it plays in the preparing ATCO and ATSEP students for their jobs.

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TrainAir Plus - ICAO's Program for Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Development of Global Air Transport

This article will explain what ICAO’s TRAINAIR PLUS Programme is, its mission, and the value it can provide to all civil aviation training organizations.

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Understanding the ICAO Doc 10057 Manual on ATSEP Competency Based Training and Assessment

This article will explain what the ICAO Doc 10057 Manual on ATSEP Competency Based Training and Assessment is and how it is used for training guidelines.

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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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What is ATSEP in Air Traffic Control according to ICAO and EASA and what their expectations

The acronym ATSEP refers to Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel. This select group of technical specialists provide and support the electronics and the software used to operate and allow air traffic safety (ATS) systems. This includes communications, navigation and surveillance and air traffic management systems (CNS/ATM). The ATSEP group is comprised of technicians, engineers and computer software and hardware specialists.

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Air Traffic Control Training: What is ACC, APP, TWR, GND & SMGCS and How is it Trained in an Aerodrome Simulator

Exposure to common and not so common operational situations are a key component of air traffic control training. This is accomplished using highly-advanced simulators that create conditions for not only normal day-to-day operations that air traffic controllers are exposed to but also emergency and failure situations that they might not encounter often in real traffic.

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