The five-day online ‘Occurrence investigation in Air Traffic Management’ course has been created to provide Air Traffic Control Providers with training that will enable their staff to conduct comprehensive investigations into occurrences and serious incidents within the Air Traffic Management domain. Read more Read less

The course has been developed in partnership between Air Navigation Solutions Ltd and Cranfield University to provide a course that provides unparalleled experience in applying the foremost investigation techniques in the ATM environment.

You will be taught the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required in conducting safety investigations, before you put them into practice when you undertake the key stages in a simulated occurrence investigation. In teams you will request appropriate evidence, conduct interviews, analyse evidence using a formal model and make safety-based recommendations.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2021
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationOnline and Cranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,795 Concessions available

Course structure

The course is designed to support delegates who may be attending from +UTC time zones. Live teaching starts at 08:00 UTC (09:00 BST) and finishes circa 16:30 UTC. Delegates will require access to a computer that is capable of using conferencing software and is connected to an internet connection that enables stable video streaming. The course will be delivered in English.

What you will learn

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the occurrence investigation process in the Air Traffic Management domain;
  • Identify roles and responsibilities within the occurrence investigation process;
  • Collect and analyse evidence specific to the ATM domain
  • Undertake an investigative interview using the GEMAC model;
  • Collect and analyse human factors evidence;
  • Critically assess analysis techniques used in occurrence investigation;
  • Evaluate common causal factors;
  • Make effective recommendations.
  • Write effective reports.

Core content

  • Occurrence investigation approaches and response;
  • Evidence identification and collection;
  • Human factors in investigations;
  • Witnesses and interviewing;
  • Investigation analysis;
  • Organisational influence on occurrence causation;
  • Preparing and managing recommendations;
  • Writing investigation reports.

Who should attend

This course has been designed to provide Air Traffic Control Providers with training that will enable their staff to conduct comprehensive investigations into occurrences and serious incidents within the Air Traffic Management domain.

Speakers

The course is led by Dr Leigh Dunn, Lecturer in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Pam Laycock, Lead Investigator for Air Navigation Solutions, and Chris Kimber, Lead investigator for Gatwick Air Traffic Control.

The lectures, workshops and simulations are facilitated by presenters who have experience in conducting investigations, providing technical expertise to investigations, as well as academic staff with experience across a range of areas vital to the process of occurrence investigation. In addition to the course leads, additional presenters include: 

Professor Graham Braithwaite, Professor of Safety and Accident Investigation

Mark Robinson, Consultant in Investigative Interviewing.

Concessions

Group discount: Where three delegates or more are booking from within one organisation, a discount of 10% will apply to the invoice for the course tuition fee. 

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

Further location and travel details.

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
Cranfield
Bedford 
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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