Flight Procedure Design Course- Module 3

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This course details criteria for the design of three-dimensional (3D) instrument approaches for both conventional and PBN navigation.



At the end of this training, the participant, as future procedure designer tutored by a senior procedure designer is able to:

  • Design ILS CAT I procedure
  • Design LOC Only (GP inoperative) procedure
  • Design APV barometric vertical navigation (Baro-VNAV) procedure


Participants concerned

Future procedure designers, regulators of CAA, Air Traffic Controllers, and Pilots for flight inspection or validation, AIS personnel, and other relevant personnel


Attendance of APAC FPP Instrument Procedure Design Course: "Flight Procedure Design online Course - Module 1"and "Flight Procedure Design online Course - Module 2"or equivalent course(s) are required.

Attendees should feel comfortable to communicate in English.


Tuition fees

  • Free for active and User Member States,
  • 1000$ one person per week for Non-Member States.



At APAC FPP, according to ICAO doc 9906 volume 2, the initial training of IFR procedures designer consists of three main modules. Each module is independent but completing each other, trainees can choose module on demand. This module is considered the third step in a comprehensive training program to design IFR procedure.

The training is organized around courses, exercises and assessments to apply all the regulatory criteria addressing precision approach and approach with vertical guidance procedures. The pillars of this training include a case study from ICAO 9368 and a real published procedure.


The course deals with:

  • Basic ILS surfaces, OAS for ILS CAT I
  • APV Baro-VNAV surfaces,
  • HL, OCA/H computation,
  • RF turn connection to OAS,
  • Limitation elements of segments, coding,
  • APV SBAS concept
  • Publication, procedure design documentation

Theoretical courses

2 weeks' courses are in remote classes.

Presentation and explanation of the rules and principles described in Doc 8168-OPS/611.


Elementary use of the regulation concepts in a simplified environment, conducted to enforce the theoretical input.

Exercises are daily scheduled.

The exercises about criteria are in remote classes.

Course rundown

TopicModuleFurther Description
Charting requirements, published information for PA and APV procedures.
ARINC 424 Path/Terminators3ARNINC 424 coding issues for PBN 3D operations.
ILS General Principles3Introduction to ILS Systems
Basic ILS3Basic-ILS surfaces and Obstacle assessments.
OAS Cat I and II3OAS for CAT I and II
Collision Risk Model3Instruction of CRM
LOC only3LOC only procedures (2D operation)
ILS Missed Approach3Turn inside of OAS.
Baro-VNAV3Baro-VNAV concept, protection areas and obstacle assessments.
SBAS/GBAS Concept3
SBAS concept, protection areas and obstacle assessments.
PBN in combination with ILS3PBN + ILS method and Obstacles assessments.



Design of PA and APV Baro-VNAV procedures in a geographic and aeronautic realistic environment. The design is carried out step by step under the guidance of instructors. The project also includes the design of Instrument Approach Chart and appropriate documentation.


Several progress tests are carried out to identify the trainee's ability to apply procedure design criteria. Correction of the project is part of the assessment.

At the end of the course, an individual assessment report is provided to each participant.

Certificate issuance

If participants who do not complete the daily practice (homework) during the two weeks of training will automatically lose the chance to attend the final tests.


The final tests can only be taken twice. The pass mark is 60.  APAC FPP offers any students with a fail grade to re-take the test. If a participant scores below 80 on both tests, the overall grade of the course will be a fail. If participants who can only take the test once for their personal reasons will automatically lose a chance, we will not provide an opportunity for individual make-up test.


Those who successfully complete and pass the test will be awarded the qualification certificate as below.


APAC FPP can only issue the attending training certificate without the certificate number to those who fail the tests twice. 




Contact with referent instructor (s) is provided throughout the course.

Delivered course material

Courseware will be uploaded to APAC FPP website.

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