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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce flight planning information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263008  Produce flight planning information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  25 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to process fuel burn data into a user friendly format to suit the specific requirements of customers and to determine range circles and select alternate airports based on their suitability and adequacy for the particular aircraft type. Learners will also be able to apply aircraft performance degradation in order to correctly establish fuel burn calculations and to a create weight and balance document together with a balance trim sheet for manual determination of aircraft trim.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Creating fuel burn tables.
  • Creating flight planning tables.
  • Adjusting fuel burn tables for use in flight planning.
  • Providing weight and balance data for automated dispatch control systems (AHM560). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Create fuel burn tables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Raw manufactures data is identified and sourced from aircraft manufactures as the foundation for the fuel burn tables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data is converted in order to create a usable database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is profiled in order to suit customer specific systems for the particular product required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fuel burn tables are produced in user friendly format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create flight planning tables. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Flight planning tables includes Extended Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS) and Long Range Operations (LROPS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Area of operations table is used to define range versus schedule for ETOPS rating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Speed schedules are selected in order to determine range circles and in observance with terrain clearance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Engine out drift down performance levels is checked for terrain clearance ability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terrain clearance is checked for explosive decompression scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alternate airports are selected for suitability and adequacy for particular aircraft type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Suitability and adequacy as defined in organisational policy and regulatory standards.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjust fuel burn tables for use in flight planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aircraft performance degradation is applied to fuel burn tables to correct planning calculations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fuel burn tables are corrected to account for aircraft configuration deviations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fuel burn tables are created to facilitate the planning of special operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Special operations may include but are not limited to capped flight levels, restricted speed, un-pressurised flight and search and rescue operations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide weight and balance data for automated dispatch control systems (AHM560). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Weight and balance document is created to define the weight build-up and distribution of an aircraft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    AHM560 data is produce for use in automated Departure Control System (DCS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Balance and trim sheet are developed in order to facilitate manual determination of aircraft trim. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Airframe design.
  • Engine characteristics.
  • Instrument systems.
  • Aircraft control systems.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Meteorology.
  • Navigation.
  • Aircraft speeds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the creation and production of accurate flight planning information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to meet the customer's requirements for fuel burn tables. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to have all the necessary information available as and when required to produce accurate flight planning information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will have an impact on the creation and production of accurate flight planning information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to effectively collect the required flight planning information as needed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to collect, process and store flight planning information required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the production of incorrect or inaccurate flight planning information may have a negative effect on the provision of flight technical support. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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