Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel: Training & Competence

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 4 Apr 2019

Feedback Updated 30 Aug 2019

We Asked

For comments from Industry regarding the creation of CAP 1649, which will be used to aid the implementation of EU 2017/373 Annex XIII (Part-Pers) for full and limited certificated ANSPs.  The consultation ran from 4th April 2019 to 31st May 2019.

You Said

The CAA received 68 comments from 18 stakeholders. We accepted 14 of these comments (20.5%), partially accepted a further 2 comments (3%) and have not accepted 8 comments (11.5%).  The overwhelming majority of responses (65%) were generic comments and questions with the responders asking for clarity on specific areas.   This document provides a response to the comments provided. You can find our consultation response document here.

We Did

The full revised CAP1649 document takes account of comments received and will be published on our website as soon as possible.

Overview

CAP 1649, Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel - Training & Competence, has been produced for Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), Training Organisations and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to assist in interpreting the relevant requirements laid down in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII pertaining to ATSEP training and competence assessments, including United Kingdom requirements for limited certificate holder ANSPs.

Once published, CAP 1649 will replace CAP 670 APP02 (Personnel Technical Certificates).

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek comment on the CAA's publication of CAP 1649.

In accordance with guidance contained within Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII, a decision has been made to separate ATSEP training & competence requirements for full certificate ANSPs and limited certificate ANSPs.

Full certificate ANSPs are required to comply with the requirements and recommendations in Sections 1, 2, 3 & 4 of CAP 1649.  Limited certificate ANSPs are required to comply with the requirements and recommendations of Section 5 of CAP 1649.

However, limited certificate ANSPs who maintain CNS equipment used in the provision of instrument approach procedures shall be required to comply with Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4 rather than Section 5. This decision is based on the safety criticality of CNS equipment used in the provision of instrument approach procedures.  

How to Respond

We invite stakeholders/ANSPs to review the proposed CAP and provide comment on the accuracy, clarity or relevance and to highlight any other editorial changes that may help improve the document.

Industry can respond via email attaching documents that fully explain comments and that set out supporting rationale for proposals.

Please send responses directly to: ATS.Enquiries@caa.co.uk 

What Happens Next

We will prepare a comment response document, in light of comments received, by the end of August 2019.

The next step is to publish CAP1649 with an applicability date of 2 January 2020.

Audiences

  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Training organisations

Interests

  • Air Traffic Control