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ADS-B-Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-C)

Short (Certificate) Courses for Pilots-in-Service

Min. Academic & Professional Level

Intermediate & PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders & Flight Instructors

Course Designed for:

PPL,CPL, ATPL Holders, Airlines & GA Pilot-in-Service, Flight Instructors of Flying Clubs & Flight Simulators

An Overview:

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) is another technology used in aviation, particularly in the context of long-range flights over oceanic or remote areas where traditional radar coverage is limited or non-existent.
ADS-C is a communication system that allows an aircraft to periodically transmit its position and other flight-related information to ground stations via satellite communication links. It is primarily used to enhance aircraft surveillance and improve communication between the aircraft and air traffic control, even when the aircraft is out of radar coverage.

Short Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to ADS-C

  • Understanding the concept and significance of ADS-C.
  • Historical development and evolution of ADS-C.
  • Importance of ADS-C in modern aviation.
  • Overview of the course content.

Module 2: ADS-C Technology and Components

  • Basic components of ADS-C systems.
  • ADS-C data reporting modes (event-driven, periodic).
  • Data link and GPS integration.
  • Avionics and communication equipment.

Module 3: ADS-C Data Reporting and Message Formats

  • Types of ADS-C reports (contract initiation, periodic, event).
  • Data elements included in ADS-C reports.
  • Message formats and protocols.
  • Data link performance and reliability.

Module 4: ADS-C Applications and Benefits

  • Surveillance and tracking applications.
  • Fuel and time-saving benefits.
  • Operational advantages for airlines and ATC.
  • Real-world case studies of ADS-C benefits.

Module 5: ADS-C Regulations and Compliance

  • International and national ADS-C regulations.
  • Equipage mandates and compliance deadlines.
  • Certification requirements for ADS-C equipment.
  • Non-compliance penalties and implications.

Module 6: ADS-C Integration and Installation

  • Retrofitting and upgrading aircraft for ADS-C.
  • Installation considerations and challenges.
  • ADS-C equipment testing and validation.
  • Cost and time implications of integration.

Module 7: ADS-C Data Privacy and Security

  • Data protection and privacy concerns.
  • Cybersecurity measures for ADS-C systems.
  • Threats and vulnerabilities in ADS-C networks.
  • Secure data sharing protocols.

Module 8: Future Developments and Evolving Standards

  • Emerging technologies in ADS-C.
  • Next-generation ADS-C systems.
  • Harmonization of global ADS-C standards.
  • Research and development in ADS-C.

Module 9: ADS-C Implementation and Best Practices

  • Successful ADS-C implementation case studies.
  • Best practices for optimizing ADS-C performance.
  • Training and proficiency for ADS-C users.
  • Continuous improvement and future outlook.

Module 10: ADS-C in Air Traffic Management

  • Role of ADS-C in modern ATC systems.
  • Collaborative decision-making and ADS-C.
  • ADS-C and reduced separation standards.
  • Challenges and opportunities in ADS-C for ATC.