MDA AVIATION is the center of excellence for TP-308/GPH 209/TERPS training in North America. This service was provided to NAV CANADA Aeronautical Information Services and Airspace specialists, Flight Inspection Organization pilots and Unit Operation Officer of ACC; Transport Canada Aviation Air Navigation System Inspectors and Flight Training Specialist Aeroplanes; Department of National Defence for the ICP School, Geomatic operation officers and Flight Training School; Airport Authority Group of India; Air Canada/Aeronautical Information; Natural Resources Canada/Aeronautical Charting; Commercial Air Services; Aviation consultants; and US Air Force Advanced Instrument School.

The training is oriented for those performing Design and Quality and Control for public, company or private Instrument Approach Procedures, Airways and Departure Procedures. This training is also useful for specialists and consultants working in aviation development and planning. The standards contained in TP 308/GPH 209 are used primarily by Transport Canada, NAV CANADA and the Department of National Defence. As well, third party procedure designers involved in the procedure design are using the same standards (TP 308/GPH 209). The courses offered by MDA AVIATION approved by Transport Canada and meet the requirements of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR's).

The training provides the knowledge to design safe and efficient Airways and Instrument Approach and Departure Procedures. It also assists personnel involved with Instrument Standards, Training of Designated Flight Test Examiners (DFTEI's) and Company Check Pilots (CCP's). It provides the understanding of the criteria for an approach to be published and the knowledge to explain some important aspects of Approach Procedures. This training is also beneficial to individuals that are involved in the construction of examinations for instrument qualification and APL examinations, and accident investigation analysis when the cause of the mishap is procedural. The overall content of the course also provides an in-depth knowledge on how to correct or improve a published procedure, this providing a better service to the users and to the community.

The training allows the qualified candidates to work in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, more specifically CAR 803.02. The knowledge acquired by the students leads them to construct Instrument Approach Procedures modeling Canadian requirements. There are approximately 1,500 public and restricted approach procedures in Canada. As satellite navigation is taking place around the world, more procedure designs are required. The USA has published over 800 new GPS Stand-alone and Canada over 75 the past few years. Precision RNAV WAAS and LAAS approach procedures are under development and after certification the requirement of design will increase. It is to the advantage of Commercial operators and private entities to get their staff the training for Instrument Approach Procedure design as the potential for the business will increase considerably. Procedure design is world wide and this training will deliver the tools and knowledge to the candidates to be more effective in their professional life and definitely be an asset for career opportunities.

MDA AVIATION  is proud to have well qualified and experienced staff. The instructors/designers have a sound knowledge of procedure design, instructional techniques and expertise in aviation in general. They have designed or verified over 800 Instrument Approach Procedures and supervised over 200 procedure designs in training. The instructors have logged  more than 8,000 hours on piston, jet and turboprop single and multiengine aeroplane and piston and turbine single and multiengine helicopters, in both domestic and international flights. They also have experience in Ab Initio training, check rides and all aspects of Flight Safety, System Safety, Quality Assurance, Program Development and Training the Trainers.


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