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Airways New Zealand trains Bahraini air traffic control students

Airways New Zealand trains Bahraini air traffic control students

A group of 15 air traffic control students from the kingdom of Bahrain have completed their ICAO 051 training with Airways New Zealand, the globally renowned air navigation service provider.

The agreement with the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Civil Aviation Affairs (MTT), SERCO IAL and Tamkeen to provide ICAO 051 air traffic control training within the region is a first for Airways New Zealand, which provides air traffic control training services to customers around the globe. The Middle East is a key market for Airways – the ANSP has been delivering ATC training solutions and consultancy services in this region for more than 20 years.

Two instructors from Airways Training travelled to Bahrain in mid-May to commence training with the 15 students over a period of seven weeks. The students complemented their face-to-face training with the ICAO 051 Airbooks training package – a digital learning resource which helped to bring the course content to life for the students through the use of interactive animations, graphics and video content.

“We’re proud to have partnered with the Bahrain MTT, SERCO IAL and Tamkeen to provide world class ATC training for Bahraini students, and to add real value for this new customer in the Middle Eastern market,” says Airways International CEO Sharon Cooke.

“We look forward to developing this relationship further, to provideongoing ATC training support in the kingdom of Bahrain,” she adds.

The Bahraini students graduated from their ICAO 051 training in a ceremony held on 5 July 2018 in Bahrain – attended by the Minister of Transport for Bahrain and other dignitaries representing MTT, SERCO IAL and Tamkeen.

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