AVS-2008 North Atlantic Procedures (NAT MNPS)

Quick Facts


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
Self-Paced (Must be completed within 6 months)

Course Dates & Locations
Courses are online and can be started anytime.

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This course covers the structure of airspace, aircraft equipment requirements and separation standards used by Air Traffic Control in North Atlantic Operations. Students will also learn about the route structures used in North Atlantic operations, communication procedures, normal flight procedures and contingency procedures.

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced Airline Pilots

Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Airspace Separation

  • North Atlantic Minimum Performance Specification
  • Airspace (NAT MNPS)
  • Canada Minimum Navigation Performance
  • Specification Airspace (CMNPS)
  • CMNPS transition airspace
  • Canada Required Navigation Performance Capability
  • (RNPC)
  • Structure airspace in Canada
  • Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
  • Required Navigation Performance (RNP)

Lesson 2: Route Structures

  • NAT Organized Track Structure (OTS)
  • North American routes (NAR)
  • North Atlantic Routing Scheme (NERS)
  • Arctic Control Area Tracks
  • Using routes in Northern Control Area Tracks
  • Using routes in Southern Control Area Tracks
  • Using routes in Western Atlantic Route Structure (WATRS)
  • Blue Spruce Routes

Lesson 3: Communication

  • Aeradio
  • Selective calling (SELCAL) and transponder
  • HF theory
  • Standard HF air-ground message types and formats
  • Meteorological reports
  • When-Able-Higher (WAH)
  • Aeradio Operators
  • Controller Pilot Datalink Communication (CPDLC)
  • Oceanic clearance procedures

Lesson 4: Normal Procedures

  • Flight planning
  • MEL Items
  • Preflight actions
  • Flight plan data entry
  • Oceanic clearance
  • Navigation accuracy
  • Transponder operation
  • Met reports
  • SLOP
  • Position plotting

Lesson 5: Contingency Procedure

  • Company-specific standard operating procedures related to contingencies

Contact Us

Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

This is a self-guided online course; you will be able to complete this course at your own pace, from wherever you choose.