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French course
(3 days in Dorval)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Professor :

Mr. Martin Turcotte

Course Objectives and Description:

This three days training course has for objectives, among other things, to describe and to explain the Canadian regulatory framework pertaining to aerodromes and airports.  It will specify the rights and obligations of operators and of Transport Canada.  The training will also look at the responsibilities and tasks of aerodrome and airport operators.  The major part of the training will be dedicated to the review and to the understanding of TP-312 standards and recommended practices. 

Course Educational Approach:

Essentially, this training will use the lecture approach.  The presentations include illustrations, pictures, diagrams and tables. During the presentations, many examples will be given in support of the concepts and topics studied. In addition to specific small exercises completed during the three days training, a major course integration exercise centered on TP-312 will be carried out by the course participants.  They will receive a course binder containing all of the slides shown during the training and a CD having additional material on the many topics studied during the course.

Course Content:      

TP-312 standards and recommended practices (21 to 24 hours spread over three days)

   TP-312 rationale
   Aerodrome reference code
   Physical characteristics
   Declared distances
   Obstacle limitations surfaces (OLS)
   Secondary power supply
   ARCAL Visual aids

Aerodrome and airport legal and regulatory framework

   Federal jurisdiction and the powers of the Minister
   Transport Canada Mission
   The Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) structure
   The aerodrome and airport operator obligations

Aeronautical information publications (AIP) and NOTAMs

   Roles and responsibilities of Transport Canada and Nav Canada
   Publications and amendments
   Publication cycle
   NOTAM characteristics Operational safety plans during construction and overhaul  

Safety plan during construction objectives

   Applicability of regulations and standards
   The safety plan
   Updating the AOM Airport emergency plan
   Definitions, objectives and obligations
   Main plan components
   Designated airports, participating airports and other airports
   Aircraft crash charts and airport grid maps

The on-scene controller, personnel and training

   Testing of the plan Aerodrome and airport inspections
   Inspection cycle
   Type and frequency of inspections
   Inspections as a management and planning tool

The Airport Operations Manual (AOM)

   Obligations of the airport operator
   Airport operator statement
   AOM content
   AOM format

Course integration exercise on TP-312 SARPs

   A simulation based on a virtual airport specifications scenario
   Allows the participants to have an hands-on TP-312 practical experience


The cost ($600.00) includes all coffee breaks, course material and wifi Internet access at the CQFA training center in Dorval. Dates, and locations information available on request. Please call us (514) 300-2732 or write :


Online Aerodrome standards & recommended practices (350$)