Simon Smidt

Simon Smidt

Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2002 - Present

ATFCM Training Specialist


• Responsible for training tools and systems

• Design, co-ordination and conduct of (external) classroom- and online training courses on software,

which enables customers to interact with NMOC systems, i.e. CHMI, IFPS and NOP

• Deliver and further develop training on, and with, the E-conference server WebEx

• Acting as SME in creation of Web Based Training

• System acceptance testing of the remote client systems

• Maintaining the Network Operations Training web pages

• Training Zone administrator

• Instructor during 1 week course about principles of Flow and Capacity Management

• Validated as ATFCM Assistant

• E-Helpdesk program manager

• WebEx implementation program manager

• ESSIP FCM03 (AFP) objective owner

• nCONECT representative for FMPs, AOs and opsroom 

Apr 1999 - Apr 2002

Air Traffic Flow Management Assistant


• Carrying out a wide range of tasks, both operational and administrative, in support of the Flow

Management Division in the planning and execution of ATFM

• Assisting ATFM controllers and FMD management in the execution of their tasks

• Participation in the testing and evaluation of new software releases and systems

• Giving, and adapting as necessary, theoretical and practical courses to FMP personnel and Aircraft


• Creation and maintenance of the FMD Intranet-, RAD Internet- and Courses internet websites

Nov 1993 - Apr 2002

IFPS Operator - Assistant User Requirements


IFPS Operator:

• Member of a team responsible for accurate, timely correction of flightplan and associated messages

in accordance with operational procedures, ICAO regulations and IFPS technical requirements

• Co-ordination with message originators and ATS agencies

• Reporting functional and technical problems encountered

Assistant Users Requirements:

• System acceptance tests and system integration of different remote client applications and TACT

• Utilising Software Requirements Documents and creating testscripts from them

• Utilising Remedy for creation of Incident Reports and Change Requests

• Presentations to clients about tested software, externally (at Maastricht ATC conference), and

internally (clients coming to CFMU)

• Assisting Aircraft Operators with the familiarisation of new software releases

• Report writing

Aug 1992 - Nov 1993

Air Traffic Control Assistant


Assistant to the Air Traffic Controllers at Rotterdam airport, in the Tower- and Approach unit, plus

Briefing Officer at the Flight Information Office.

Jan 1992 - Aug 1992

Ab-initio Air Traffic Controller


On the job training as Tower controller at Groningen Airport

May 1989 - Jan 1992

Air Traffic Control Assistant


Assistant to the Air Traffic Controllers at Rotterdam airport, in the Tower- and Approach unit, plus Briefing Officer at the Flight Information Office

Feb 1988 - May 1989

Flight Data Assistant


• Giving and receiving boundary estimates

• Co-ordination with other control units

• Making computer input from a flight plan

• Sending flight plans on the AFTN

Apr 1986 - Feb 1989

Radar Simulator Assistant


• On the radar-simulator for ATC training, “flying” the blips with the computer

• At the same time doing the R/T with the trainee controller





Driving licenses

A (motorcycle >400cc) B E


Soccer Cycling Spinning Golf Bowling Ski Snowboard


MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Frontpage, Windows; Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks; WordPress; Qarbon ViewletBuilder, ViewletCam; Centra E-conference; WebEx; Arkadin Anytime; Collaborative Human Machine Interface (CHMI); Network Operations Portal (NOP); Paint Shop Pro; WS_FTP_Pro; Remedy; Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome; Adobe Acrobat; WBT TopClass Learning Management System, Clix Learning Management System; Eedo Force Ten Learning Content Management System; Interwoven website creation/maintenance and Mediabin; Facebook, Twitter @atfcm, LinkedIn.


• Managing and planning the work for my 3 colleagues • Board member of the: - Eurocontrol Flow Managers Association - Soccer club where I play - Golf club - Bowling club • Planned, organised and executed 280 virtual classroom sessions for one of our stakeholders • Program manager for the implementation of the operational E-Helpdesk, and WebEx • Objective owner of ESSIP FCM03 (AFP) requirements


• Since 1999 conducting classroom courses as an instructor to aviation personnel at the airline and air traffic control side. • Expert in Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management


Jun 2014 - Jun 2015

ATFCM Assistant

Eurocontrol, Network Operations