Air travel must be safe and efficient. An aircraft must be flown in accordance with the general rules and either the visual flight rules (VFR) or the instrument flight rules (IFR). Most airliners fly under IFR at all times. Depending upon the type of airspace, these aircraft are provided with air traffic control service, air traffic advisory service or flight information service regardless of weather conditions. A flight plan must be filed with air traffic services units for all flights that will cross international borders, and for most other flights that are engaged in commercial operations. Right-of-way rules in the air are similar to those on the surface, but, as aircraft operate in three dimensions, some additional rules are required.

All these rules, when complied with by all concerned, help make for safe and efficient flight.

TCAA Training Program (Air Navigation):

  • Safety Management System (SMS) for ATM
  • Security Management in ATM - (Cyber Security)
  • ATSEP, ICAO Doc 7192; Basic course 163/045/COM/MTC/ATSEP
  • ATSEP, ICAO Doc 7192; Qualification Training 163/045/COM/MTC/ATSEP
  • Language proficiency Assessor Training
  • Audit techniques for SMS/ATM/CNS/MET/PANSOPS/CART
  • Safety Oversight of ATM/CNS Staff Competence 160/105/COM/MTC/SURV/enG
  • Instructor Training (EUROCONTROL example) 159/002/AGA/AIRINSP
  • OJT Instructor Training (EUROCONTROL example) 159/002/AGA/AIRINSP
  • Assessor Training (EUROCONTROL example) 059/096/ATC/TRG/CAP
  • PANS OPS (ICAO example) (partial delivery)