Appropriate training

3.1 It is the responsibility of the pilot-in-command to ensure that each flight crew member (including himself) has been appropriately trained to competency in the use of the aircraft's ACAS equipment and the avoidance of collisions.

3.2 Under the OTARs, aircraft that are required to have ACAS must be equipped with ACAS II. Procedures for the use of ACAS II equipment are specified in the Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft Operations (PANS-OPS, Doc 8168), Volume I - Flight Procedures.

3.3 ACAS II Training Guidelines for Pilots are provided in PANS-OPS, Volume I, Attachment to Part III, Section 3, Chapter 3; and in Appendix A to this OTAC.

3.4 For flying an aircraft equipped with ACAS II the following may be taken as evidence of appropriate training:

(a) Possession of a type rating for an aeroplane equipped with ACAS II, where the operation and use of ACAS II are included in the training syllabus for the type rating; or

(b) Possession of a document issued by a training organisation, or a person approved by the aviation authority of an ICAO Contracting State to conduct training for pilots in the use of ACAS II, indicating that the holder has been trained in accordance with the guidelines referred to in paragraph 3.3 above.

3.5 For flying aircraft equipped with one of the simpler ACAS systems
e.g. TCAS I

(a) Although carriage of the equipment is not mandatory, the pilot-in-command must still ensure that each flight crew member has been appropriately trained to competency in the use of that equipment. If this were not done, any lack of understanding could lead a pilot to manoeuvre in conflict with an aircraft that is ACAS II equipped.

(b) Pilots of aircraft with the simpler ACAS systems should have received, as a minimum, a comprehensive pre-flight briefing by a pilot who has been trained in the use of ACAS II in accordance with the guidelines referred to in paragraph 3.3 above.

Note: Provisions for conduct and recording of differences training are in OTAR Part 61.


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