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Published on : Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The joint venture is the first move under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between New Zealand’s air navigation service provider and Aviation Australia, a state-owned enterprise of the Queensland Government.
Aviation Australia CEO Bill Horrock, said that, Aviation Australia is pleased to be working with Airways New Zealand on this important training programme and they are very proud of being able to partner with a great organisation such as Airways to deliver world-class ATC training.
A full suite of ATC training technologies will be available at the centre. Airways will install Total Control radar and aerodrome simulators which provide students with highly realistic tower and surveillance experiences via three-dimensional high definition graphics.
The agreement will see Airways delivering ab-initio air traffic control (ATC) training at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane training campus, Airways Head of Training Sharon Cooke says. Ms. Cooke said that, they have similar training partnerships in place in Dubai, Puerto Rico and China and it’s pleasing to be adding Australia to that portfolio. Their track record in providing highly effective ATC training, combined with Aviation Australia’s wider educational portfolio, means this partnership is well placed for success.
Under the MOU Aviation Australia and Airways New Zealand will partner on a variety of projects and initiatives across the training landscape.
The centre’s first intake, a group of 24 students from the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), have now arrived in Australia to begin their training. The students will spend their first year studying English before beginning their 12 months of ATC training.