Training (Phase 3 P-16)

In the context of training, AIM aims to define the human resource considerations required to be taken into account in formulating technical and procedural development towards the future Aeronautical Information Management environment.

Evolution from AIS to AIM will occur over an extended period, with present and future styles of operation proceeding in parallel, until staff eventually cease to be involved in detailed day-to-day information product provision. In the coming years, AIS organisations will need to undertake retraining of existing staff, and take the new skill requirements into account during recruitment, so as to reflect the management of the overall information process in the future, rather than the information product of today.


Information Management Training

This course provides participants with an understanding of current developments designed to provide a more efficient and effective AIM environment, and of the crucial role of the AIM concept in SESAR and the Single European Sky.
Participants will also have an understanding of the capabilities and functionalities of the most recent products and deliverables of the Agency, and an appreciation of the practical operating procedures necessary for handling both static and dynamic aeronautical data. Participants will also develop an understanding of the role of Information Management and SWIM in the future ATM system as envisaged in SESAR.

The course takes place 2/3 times per year (depending on the number of registrations) at the EUROCONTROL Training Institute (IANS) in Luxembourg.

Registration and more information can be found through the Online Training Catalogue.


AIS Training Development Guidelines (v1.1)

These training guidelines have been developed to assist training managers and course designers to create efficient and effective training programmes to meet the operational requirements of the Aeronautical Information Services.They are intended as working documents to form the basis of detailed training plans.

The original document was created in 2007 and an updated version, including input from the INF06 Focus Group, is now released since 1 October 2011.

The full document can be downloaded here.


Common AIS Staff Profiling

The objective of Common AIS Staff Profiling (CASP) is to underpin the implementation of harmonised competence management processes in AIS/MAP and associated ARO function by providing guidelines and generic tools for use by ECAC AIS Staff and Organisations.

Staff profiling builds upon task information to identify the knowledge, skills and experience (competencies) required for specific job roles. The task information is then further analysed to produce person specifications, job descriptions and to develop selection criteria and identify training needs.

Staff Profiling enables Competency Management which requires establishing typical competency inventory information, organisational data (job families, job titles, proficiency standards, employee names, job/role descriptions, individuals’ CVs, and job and assignment history), along with organisation policies, standards, roles, responsibilities, forms and procedures.

 Benefits include the availability of CASP deliverables promotes harmonisation and ultimately will support staff exchange and mobility in Europe. It improves transparency of AIS Staff activities, and will enable to clarify their link to Safety. Moreover, the development of CASP by EATM was proven to be cost beneficial for the ECAC States.

Deliverables are that the CASP guidelines are composed of the CASP Document and its associated CASP Repository.

The CASP Document (v2) provides mappings of competencies with AIS/MAP work functions, explains the competency management processes, and enables the use and deployment of the CASP Repository.

The CASP Repository (in Excel), a Microsoft Access database, holds at functional, generic level the competency information that has been assembled, analysed and validated.