Classroom Courses for Airline Operations

Classroom Courses at Air Canada's Flight Training Centres

Air Canada's team of highly qualified instructors draw upon their knowledge and years of experience to deliver optimum pilot training in a variety of areas.

The following is a complete list of courses available. Click on each course name to view a short description.

North Atlantic Operations

The North Atlantic Operations course is required training for flight crews operating in the North Atlantic Region (NAT) and reviews critical topics for operations in this region.

Topics reviewed      

  • Atlantic Operations Introduction
  • Organized Track System (OTS)
  • Minimum Navigation Performance Specification (MNPS)
  • Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP)
  • Communications
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Progress
  • Contingencies
Duration: This course will take approximately 43 minutes to complete.

Pacific Operations

The Pacific Operations course is required training for flight crews operating in the Pacific Region (PACOTS) and reviews critical topics for operations in this region.

Topics reviewed      

  • Pacific Operations Introduction
  • Pacific Organized Track Structure System (PACOTS)
  • North Pacific Composite Route Structure (NOPAC)
  • Central East Pacific Route Structure (CENPAC)
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Progress
  • Contingencies
Duration: This course will take approximately 37 minutes to complete.

ACARS - Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System

Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) is a digital datalink system for transmission of short, relatively simple messages between aircraft and ground stations via radio or satellite.

Topics reviewed      

  • ACARS Interactive course
  • ACARS Quiz
Duration: This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Airbus Weather Radar

The Airbus Weather Radar course discusses adverse weather conditions and the use of Airbus Weather Radar.

Topics reviewed      

  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Weather Radar Principle
  • Reflectivity, Attenuation, and Turbulence
  • Radar Technology
  • Operational Standards – Best Practices
  • Prevention Strategies
Duration: This course will take approximately 23 minutes to complete.

ETOPS

The Extended Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS) course covers the rules, requirements and operation of twin-engine aircraft within the ETOPS area of operation.

Topics reviewed

  • ETOPS Rules and Definitions
  • Flight Planning
  • Rules and Definitions
  • Crew Qualifications
Duration: This course will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Overseas Operations Training

The Overseas Operations Training course explains several operational disciplines used during extended operations in the North Atlantic, Polar and Pacific Regions.

Topics reviewed      

  • Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP)
  • Automatic Dependant Surveillance (ADS) and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)
  • Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)
  • QFE and Metric Altimetry
Duration: This course will take approximately 36 minutes to complete.

Global Navigation Concepts (RNAV GNSS)

The RNAV GNSS course discusses a variety of aspects of Global Navigation Systems, their background, use and limitations.

Topics reviewed      

  • Global Satellite Navigation Systems
  • GPS Receivers
  • GPS Position Calculation and Clock Error
  • Ephemeris Errors
  • Augmentation Systems
  • VNAV and BPN
  • Standard Instrument Departures (SIDS)
Duration: This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

High Altitude Training

The High Altitude Training course discusses the effects of atmospheric pressure on the human body as well as emergencies and irregularities at high altitude.

Topics reviewed

  • Oxygen and Respiration
  • Hypoxia
  • Effective Performance Time
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Emergencies and Irregularities
Duration:This course will take approximately 12 minutes to complete.

Weather Radar

This Weather Radar course is an overview of the principles and limitations of weather radar systems.

Topics reviewed      

  • Precipitation Attenuation
  • Principals and Limitations
  •  Controls and Indications
  •  Avoidance – Methods and Distances
Duration: This course will take approximately 23 minutes to complete.

Managing Jet Stream Turbulence

Managing Jet Stream Turbulence provides a general overview of Jet Stream Turbulence.

Topics reviewed      

  • Understanding the causes of turbulence
  • Jet Streams
  • General Rules
Duration: This course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Pilot Health

The Pilot Health course provides an insight into issues pilots should be familiar with relating to health diet and exercise.

Topics reviewed      

  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Fats
  • Sugars
  • Exercise
Duration: This course will take approximately 35 minutes to complete.

A320 System Knowledge Validation

The A320 System Knowledge Validation is an AQP Transport Canada Approved quiz to test your knowledge of the Airbus A320 Systems.

Duration: This quiz consists of 100 questions.

A330 System Knowledge Validation

The A330 System Knowledge Validation is an AQP Transport Canada Approved quiz to test your knowledge of the Airbus A330 Systems.

Duration: This quiz consists of 100 questions.

B767 System Knowledge Validation

The B767 System Knowledge Validation is an AQP Transport Canada Approved quiz to test your knowledge of the Boeing 767-300 Systems.

Duration: This quiz consists of 100 questions.

B777 System Knowledge Validation

The B777 System Knowledge Validation is an AQP Transport Canada Approved quiz to test your knowledge of the Boeing 777 Systems.

Duration: This quiz consists of 100 questions.

EMJ System Knowledge Validation

The EMJ 195 System Knowledge Validation is an AQP Transport Canada Approved quiz to test your knowledge of the Embraer EMJ 195 Systems.

Duration: This quiz consists of 100 questions.

Dangerous Goods

The Dangerous Goods training is a Transport Canada approved course designed specifically for the pilot group.

Topics reviewed      

  • Introduction and General Philosophy
  • Limitations
  • List of Dangerous Goods
  • Markings and Labeling
  • Storage and Loading Procedures
  • Pilots Notification
  • Provisions for Passenger and Crew
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Dangerous Goods Exam
Duration: This course will take approximately 120 minutes to complete.

A320 Full Aircraft Systems Course

This A320 CBT is a complete interactive training program to prepare for an Oral Exam or to review for a PC on the A320. Available with CFM or IAE V2500 engines. This program uses interactive objects to demonstrate the system operation, and is the highest level of CBT.

The systems are described through narration and the user is allowed to freely move switches and view the affect on the Free play system diagrams.

The Menu system allows the user to jump to the desired portion of the program at any time.

Topics reviewed

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aircraft General
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Guidance
  • Fuel System
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Instruments
  • Hydraulic System
  • Landing Gear
  • Lighting
  • Navigation Radios
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Plants
  • Pressurization
  • Warning Systems
Duration: This course will take approximately 32 hrs to complete.

A330 Full Aircraft Systems Course

This A330 CBT is a complete interactive training program to prepare for an Oral Exam or to review for a PC on the A330. This program uses interactive objects to demonstrate the system operation, and is the highest level of CBT.

The systems are described through narration and the user is allowed to freely move switches and view the affect on the Free play system diagrams.

The Menu system allows the user to jump to the desired portion of the program at any time.

Topics reviewed

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aircraft General
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Guidance
  • Fuel System
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Instruments
  • Hydraulic System
  • Landing Gear
  • Lighting
  • Navigation Radios
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Plants
  • Pressurization
  • Warning Systems
Duration: This course will take approximately 32 hrs to complete.

B767-300 Full Aircraft Systems Course

This B767-300 CBT is a complete interactive training program to prepare for an Oral Exam or to review for a PC on the B767-300. This program uses interactive objects to demonstrate the system operation, and is the highest level of CBT.

The systems are described through narration and the user is allowed to freely move switches and view the affect on the Free play system diagrams.

The Menu system allows the user to jump to the desired portion of the program at any time.

Topics reviewed

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aircraft General
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Guidance
  • Fuel System
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Instruments
  • Hydraulic System
  • Landing Gear
  • Lighting
  • Navigation Radios
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Plants
  • Pressurization
  • Warning Systems
Duration: This course will take approximately 32 hrs to complete.

B777-300 Full Aircraft Systems Course

This B777-300 CBT is a complete interactive training program to prepare for an Oral Exam or to review for a PC on the B777-300. This program uses interactive objects to demonstrate the system operation, and is the highest level of CBT.

The systems are described through narration and the user is allowed to freely move switches and view the affect on the Free play system diagrams.

The Menu system allows the user to jump to the desired portion of the program at any time.

Topics reviewed

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aircraft General
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Guidance
  • Fuel System
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Instruments
  • Hydraulic System
  • Landing Gear
  • Lighting
  • Navigation Radios
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Plants
  • Pressurization
  • Warning Systems
Duration: This course will take approximately 32 hrs to complete.

EMB-190 Full Aircraft Systems Course

This EMB-190 CBT is a complete interactive training program to prepare for an Oral Exam or to review for a PC on the EMB-190. This program uses interactive objects to demonstrate the system operation, and is the highest level of CBT.

The systems are described through narration and the user is allowed to freely move switches and view the affect on the Free play system diagrams.

The Menu system allows the user to jump to the desired portion of the program at any time.

Topics reviewed

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aircraft General
  • APU
  • Brakes
  • Communication Systems
  • Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Protection
  • Flight Controls
  • Flight Guidance
  • Fuel System
  • Ice and Rain Protection
  • Instruments
  • Hydraulic System
  • Landing Gear
  • Lighting
  • Navigation Radios
  • Oxygen Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Power Plants
  • Pressurization
  • Warning Systems
Duration: This course will take approximately 32 hrs to complete.