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AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services including: Air Traffic Control Flight information Alerting and search and rescue services Aeronautical information North Atlantic Communications

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Air Traffic Management

AirNav Ireland provides air traffic management services in the 451,000 km2 of airspace controlled by Ireland. This airspace forms a crucial gateway for air traffic between Europe and North America.

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Flight Planning

Welcome to the AirNav Ireland Flight Planning area. This section contains allow pilots to file, change, delay or cancel flight plans.

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Aviation delivers strong economic and social benefits, but it can also have detrimental impacts on the environment. We have a critical part to play in driving down emissions and delivering a sustainable future for the industry.

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Training Programme

Phase 1: Initial Training 

The primary purpose of initial training is to equip our ATSEPs with foundational knowledge and skills and is divided into two parts

  1. General training that applies to all ATSEPs 
  2. Specialised training that pertains to specific ATSEP profiles

Phase 2: Unit Training 

After successful completion of initial training, our ATSEPs will undergo unit training that is tailored to the specific environment in which they will operate. This phase focuses on the activities our ATSEPs will perform and covers theoretical and practical aspects from equipment-specific and/or site-specific perspectives. On-the-job training (OJT) is also included and it is in this phase that ASEP competencies are developed and assessed.

Phase 3: Continuation Training 

The purpose of this phase is to sustain skills and readiness for system upgrades or changes. This phase encompasses various types of training such as refresher, emergency and conversion training.

Phase 4: Development Training 

The primary objective of this phase is to cultivate new proficiencies required due to modifications or advancements in an ATSEP's job responsibilities.

ATSEP Training Paths 

ATSEPs undergo training at various stages throughout their professional careers. Typically, they advance from the selection phase to the unit training phase and to ensure proficiency, they undergo the continuation training phase. 

An ATSEP will be required to undergo additional training when:

  1. If there is a modification on a system on which an ATSEP is currently trained and working on. This is addressed by providing continuation training.
  2. If an ATSEP switches domains, such as from navigation to surveillance. This is managed through either unit training or initial training.
  3. If there is a shift in duties and related competencies (such as moving from maintenance operations to system implementation), development training is utilised to address the change.
  4. When an ATSEP is required to operate a new system, unit training is employed.