Minimum Navigation Performance Specification (MNPS)

2 hours
UK English
2 years

About the Course

This course is designed to provide information on Minimum Navigation Performance Specification (MNPS), in particular in the North Atlantic region.

The course covers:

  • Information contained within the NAT HLA (MNPS) North Atlantic (NAT) document 007
  • Special Areas of Operation in the North Atlantic
  • Mach Number Technique (MNT)
  • Oceanic Track System (OTS) and Track Messages
  • Oceanic Weather Deviation and Oceanic Contingency Procedures
  • Monitoring and Reporting

It is organised in the following sections:

  • Operational Approval and Aircraft System Requirements for Flight in the NAT MNPS Airspace
  • Construction of the OTS
  • Other Routes and Route Structures
  • Flight Planning
  • Oceanic ATC Clearances
  • Communications and Position Reporting Procedures
  • Application of Mach Number Technique
  • MNPS Flight Operation and Navigation Procedures
  • ATS Surveillance Services
  • Monitoring of Aircraft Systems and Crew Performance
  • Procedures in the Events of Navigation System Degradation or Failure
  • Special Procedures for In-Flight Contingencies
  • Check Lists for Pilots
  • Guarding Against Complacency
  • Prevention of Deviations from Track as a Result of Waypoint Insertion Errors


The course is delivered in an interactive format with an end of course multiple choice exam made up of 12 questions.


On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate online.

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