ATC Supervisor Advanced Training


Training objectives deal with:

Provide participants with specific knowledge and know-how in the following fields:

  • Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM)
  • Supervisor Manual Customization Workshop
  • Emergency situations management
  • Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)
  • Dynamic Airspace Management
  • Airport ATC Operations Safety and Efficiency



Senior ATC Supervisors



Have some years of experience as an ATC Supervisor



A variety of short modules that may be attended independently.

Module « ATFCM »
Duration: 2 days


  • ATFCM is not the first solution to capacity issues
  • ATM System Performance
  • ATFCM basic Principles
  • Flexible Use of Airspace
  • Establish a defined capacity
  • Conjunction with users expectations
  • Performance of the ATM system measurement and effectiveness of the ATFCM procedures
  • Collaborate with all airspace stakeholders
  • Several practical workshops will consolidate the ATFCM theoretical knowledge acquired during the course

Module « Supervisor Manual Customization Workshop »
Duration: 3 days


  • ATC Supervisor Manual contents
  • Manual Design methodology
  • Necessary ANSP regulatory texts identification
  • ICAO reference documents identification
  • Search for figures (maps, graphics, pictures, etc …)
  • Joint writing of the table of contents and beginning of the first chapter
  • Emergency Check-lists Design methodology
  • Communication medium and broadcasting definition
  • Validation and update process

Module « Emergency situations management »
Duration: 2 days


1. SAR global Organization:

  • International SAR Manual
  • ICAO Recommendations – Definitions, organisms and coordination
  • Central role of RCCs and RSCs
  • Alert Sources and process of a SAR Operation

2. Cospas-Sarsat:

  • Detailed Cospas-Sarsat System Description
  • Statistics

3. Airport Services – Rescue and Fire Fighting:

  • Objectives and organization
  • Airport Category and Level of Protection
  • Emergency Plan

4. ATC Supervisors involvement and required actions in emergency situations:

  • ACC Supervisor
  • APP Supervisor
  • TWR Supervisor

5. Case Studies:

  • Examples of A-CDM implementations in the world
  • Possible implementation in your environment ? (Workshops & Discussions)

Module « Dynamic Airspace Management »
Duration: 2 days


  • ATFCM basic Principles
  • Sector Capacity basic Principles
  • Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) basic principles
  • Study of the main traffic flows (volume, timetables, status, city pairs, etc.)
  • Available Control Working Positions (CWP) and commonplace issues
  • Daily ATCos work cycle
  • Optimization of OPS room management
  • Unusual situations management
  • Combining and splitting of sectors
  • Unusable situations management
  • Crisis relations and communication with technical Supervisor and operational managers
  • Feedback and Experience sharing

Module « Airport ATC Operations Safety and Efficiency »
Duration: 1 day


1. Efficiency Improvement:

  • Independent parallel approach
  • Independent parallel departure
  • Reduced separations on final
  • Reduced separation on the runways
  • Wake Turbulence Reductions (RECAT)
  • High Intensity Runways Operations (HIRO)
  • Phraseology (Call Sign Only)
  • RIMCAS (Runway Incursion Monitoring and Collision Avoidance System)

2. Safety Improvement:

  • Management of Runways crossings
  • Runway Status Lights (RWSL)
  • Runway Incursion Monitoring and Collision Avoidance System (RIMCAS)
  • LVP – Controlled Stop Bars & Traffic management
  • Management of Ground Control Positions

3. « Brainstorming » about your airfield:

  • What could be more efficient?
  • What could be safer?



So as to promote the sharing of experience with trainees, the course is delivered by two instructors: an ENAC training expert along with an operational ATC Supervisor working for DSNA, the French ANSP. Both have in mind their trainees are operational supervisors who need a course with a fair balance between theory and practical case studies.



Sector(s): Air navigation provider
Theme(s): Flight Operations, Management
Audience: Managers, Executive



Languages: English



Number of seats : 12
Duration: Between 3 days and 2 weeks (Variable depending on the required modules)

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