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AIM Advanced

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)


This course will enable the participants to explain the main concepts of GNSS systems, including a detailed description of the spatial, ground and user segments, some details on the signal structure. They will also learn to list the main sources of errors when using GNSS data to navigate. Teaching methods include Classroom training and Exercises. This course is open to current and future AIS/AIM Officers. This course is administered with a minimum of 4 participants.

Course content

  • GNSS Core constellations and augmentations
  • Augmentation systems – EGNOS, the European augmentation to GPS
  • GPS System Evolution
  • GPS and other systems’ developments: Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou and IRNSS
  • Concept of RAIM and Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation (DFMC)
  • Aviation GNSS Applications Framework (ICAO, RTCA, etc.)
  • Introduction to PBN (Performance Based Navigation) and GNSS
  • GNSS Based procedures implementation impact on ANSP/AIS
  • Overview of GNSS-Based implementation procedures status. Implementation strategies and level of implementation in different regions of the world Different approach procedures that will be implemented in each zone (RNP, APCH, RNP, AR, GBAS, etc.)
  • GNSS on-board systems and pilot perspective
  • GNSS flight test (on certified flight simulator Garmin G1000)
2 days
Price per participant:
1,100 EUR

Scheduled dates

None, request by mail