MNPS Operation – Course Description
During this course you will learn how to prepare and operate in areas where minimum navigation performance specifications are valid. All regulations to comply with within such areas are part of the course.
Audience: This course is intended for pilots and dispatchers.
Duration: 5 hours (incl. 25 min video)
Operat. Approval & Aircraft System Requ.
History, dimension and CTAs, operat. Approval and aircraft syst. Requirements, monitoring program, state approval, requirements for unrestricted operation, Long./lateral navigation, separation of aircraft, mach number, Routes for short-range equipment only, crossing by non-MNPS approved aircraft, equipment for RVSM-operation, rules for non-RVSM aircraft.
The Organised Track System (OTS)
Construction of the OTS, NAT-track message, Other Routes within or adjacent to NAT MNPSA.
Preferred Route Messages (PRMs), Flight Plan Requirements. ATC Flight Plans, ETOPS vs OTS, planning for flights w/o HF-Com, VHF-coverage.
Oceanic ATC Clearances
Elements and examples, abbreviated clr., clearances for random routings, errors associated.
Communication and Position Reporting
HF and VHF Comm., standard message types, WAH-reports, met-reports, SELCAL, GP VHF, Comm-Failure, ops of transponders, ACAS.
Flight Operation & Nav. Procedures
Mach-/Nav-Procedures Introduction, accurate time, master document, ocean waypoints (ARINC 424), plotting, step-climbs, pre-flight procedures, initial insertion of coordinates (IRS), source of datas, GPS procedures, use of Satellites.
Loading waypoints, in-flight procedures, monitoring, confusion btw mag. And true track, areas of compass unreliability, deliberate deviation from track, post-flight procedures,
RVSM-Procedures, Checklist for pilots not familiar.
Navigation System Degradation or Failure
Detection of failures, action if faulty system cannot be identified, guidance on what constitutes a failed system, inertial system failures, GPS failures, GPS fault detection, loss of navigation / FMS-capability.
Subsequent actions (aircraft able/unable to maintain flight level), case study, diversion across the flow, wake turbulence, TCAS alerts, altitude deviation report form.
Guarding against Complacency (causes of errors, operational height errors), prevention of Track Deviations (Waypoint insertion errors, prevention of waypoint insertion errors)
What equipment to carry for remote operation in MNPSA