Airborne Collision Avoidence System

Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) / Terrain Avoidance Collision System (TCAS)

To introduce the client with all aspects of EU and North American Collision Systems and terminology so the client can safely operate in most any Aerospace. To provide advice to the pilot on potential conflicting aircraft equipped with SSR transponders. Introduction of operational and technical data of the ACAS/TCAS system. To provide flight crew members with information and theoretical knowledge and training in the use and background of the ACAS/TCAS system.
Flight crew members, TRI/SFI Ground school instructors, TKI, SME
The following subjects will be introduced during the course:
  • ICAO – Definition of an Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)
  • Background and Objectives
    • Responsibility and Authority of Pilot-in-Command ▪ Avoidance of collisions
    • Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)
    • Reporting to ATC ICAO
    • Operations on the ground
    • System Limitations
  • U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA):
    • Differences between FAA and EURO-CONTROL
    • FAA TCAS and Safety Reporting System (SRS)
  • Recommendations
  • Initial: 4 hours class room
  • Recurrent: 1.5 hours for refresher course (with updates/MOC reports)


  • EURO-Control ACAS II Guide – Airborne Collision Avoidance System II (version 7.1)
  • FAA Introduction to TCAS ll Manual
  • FAA Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) for TCAS ll
  • Chapters 019, 020 and 043 of the Flight Crew Reference Guide (FCRG)
  • EU-OPS TGL 11
  • EU-CAT.OP.MPA.295 Use of airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS)
  • EU-GM1 CAT.OP.MPA.295 Use of airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS)
  • EU-CAT.IDE.A.155 Airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS)
  • EU-AMC3 ORO.MLR.100 Operations manual – general
  • ICAO Doc. 8168 (PANS-OPS)
  • ICAO Doc. 4444 (PANS-ATM)
  • ICAO Doc 9863, Annex 6 and 10
  • ICAO Doc 7030 EURO-Control
  • FAA Advisory Circular 120-55C
  • FAA 12010 -(TCAS II) Version 7.1
  • FAA TCAS incident reporting to ASRS