Course detail

Air Traffic Management

FSI-ORLAcad. year: 2017/2018

The basic knowledge of the air traffic management principles, the basic principles of air traffic flow management, air traffic services and air navigation services are explained.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with managing flights with the aid of instruments and at various visibility conditions. They will learn of flight problems and ensuring the safety of aircraft spacing. Students will learn of automation problems and used automated ATC systems.


The basic elements of University mathematics and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Havel,K. a kol.: Řízení letového provozu, , 0
ICAO: Air Traffic Services, , 0
Havel, K, Kulčák,L.: Řízení letového provozu, , 0
Kulčák,L. a kol.: Zkušební testy pro teoretické zkoušky ŘLP CL, , 0
ICAO: Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services, , 0
ICAO: Rules of the Air, , 0
ICAO: Rules of the Air, , 0
ICAO: Air Traffic Services, , 0
ICAO: Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services, , 0

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course-unit credit requirements: attendance at exercises (80% at the minimum), working out and defending the semester project and and passing a test. The exam is of a written form (multiple-choice test) and oral form (two questions).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is for students to acquire the basic knowledge of execution of flights in airspace, airspace separations and classes, tasks of air traffic services, security methods and comprehension of connection between aircraft and air traffic management service in present aviation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at both lectures and seminars is compulsory (80% at the minimum), and it is checked and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and working out individually assignments. Individual assignments must be finished and handed in during the course-unit credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-LPR , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. ATS classification & principles.
3. ATS centres. ATC stations. Responsibility of individual ATS centres.
4. ICAO, ECAC, EUROCONTROL requirements.
5. Airspace separated areas. Aerodromes. Airways.
6. Co-ordination of the AFTN and flight communication services.
7. Aeronautical communication messages – kinds and applications.
8. Aircraft separations in space – classification, examples.
9. Instrument approach procedures.
11. Automated ATC systems.
12. AS ATC in CR – Eurocat 2000.
13. Conception of future systems in Europe and in the world, ATM 2000+, SES.


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Sector capacity calculations.
2. ATC problems & solutions (video).
3. Methods of ATC system analysis.
4. Use of ATS messages.
5. AC-performances, vertical and horizontal flight profil.
6. Conflict detection methods.
7. ATC problems – content of the knowledge checking test.
8. Airborne collision-avoidance systems.
9. CD related to procedures the flight.
10. ATC automated systems (video).
11. Brno-Tuřany airport ATC system (excursion I).
12. Brno-Tuřany airport ATC system (excursion II).
13. Check test, final discussion (ATC problems).