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TCM 120 - ATS Message Handling Service (AMHS) – COM-OPS

Code Start Date Duration Venue
TCM 120 10 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TCM 120 04 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TCM 120 30 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
TCM 120 25 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Course designed to provide in depth knowledge about the ATS Message handling System (AMHS) used in the Aeronautical Fixed network, and to enable successful AMHS Implementation and Operation in a COM center. Also, the course focuses on the AFTN/AMHS Gateway operation during the transition period.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the AFTN limitation and advantages of the AMHS
  • Being familiar with the Aeronautical Telecommunication Network applications
  • Explaining the AMHS Architecture, functional components and protocols
  • Constructing AMHS Addressee using different addressing scheme
  • Converting ATS Informational objects to AFTN and vice versa
  • Learning the Extended services and their benefits
  • conducting the AMHS Testing phases and developing needed documents
  • Explaining the need of the ATS Messaging management center in the middle east (MID AMC)

Who Should Attend?

  • AFTN/AMHS/CIDIN Operator
  • AFS Supervisor
  • AMHS Implementer

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Chicago Convention and ICAO
  • Telecommunication types
  • Aeronautical Fixed Services technologies
  • Role of the AFTN Operator
  • Routing in AFTN
  • ICAO references
  • Limitation in AFTN

Day 2

  • Aeronautical Fixed Services Fundamentals
  • AMHS Architecture and protocols
  • AMHS Functional components
  • Gateway Components
  • User Agent Types
  • Protocols used in ATS Connection
  • AMHS Naming and Addressing
  • MHS Naming principle
  • ATS Addressing Scheme (XF, CAAS)
  • AMHS Addressing Construction


Day 3

  • AMHS informational Objects
  • Interpersonal Message
  • Interpersonal Notification
  • Report
  • Probe

Day 4

  • AFTN/AMHS Gateway Operation
  • Conversion AMHS Addressee to AFTN
  • Conversion AFTN address to AMHS
  • Convert AMHS informational Objects to AFTN
  • Downgrading
  • Conversion AFTN messages to AMHS
  • Special cases in conversion

Day 5

  • ATS Service Levels
  • AMHS Basic services advantages
  • ATS Extended Services:
  • FTBP
  • IHO
  • Directory
  • Security
  • Testing strategy
  • The need for a Regional AMC
  • Functions Overview