NATS trains Omani engineers in UK
Abu Dhabi, October 27, 2013
NATS, a global leader in air traffic services and solutions, has recently completed a high quality training programme for senior Omani engineers from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).
A total of18 engineers, from Muscat and Salalah, attended training which took place in the NATS Training Centre at the company’s headquarters in Hampshire UK, over a two to three week period.
Gary Lloyd, NATS Consultant explained:”PACA is currently facing a series of exciting challenges as they look to transition new airports into service across Oman, as well as optimising their management of the busiest en-route airspace in the Gulf region. NATS is very proud to be working together with PACA in support of such an important programme of change.”
The Omani engineers took courses that included basic Air Traffic Safety for Electronics Personnel (ATSEP). Four of the most experienced engineers also took an ‘on the job training’ course development module, that enables them to design and deliver bespoke courses to fellow engineers in Oman.
All the engineers passed a rigorous exam that was followed by a Safety & Ergonomics Qualification. The final part of the course was qualification training on their specialist ATSEP domains; Communications, Navigation, Data Processing, Surveillance and System Monitoring & Control.
ATSEP training is defined by the Eurocontrol Common Core Content and will be a regulatory requirement placed on ANSPs covering training and competency. NATS is at the forefront of developing and delivering ATSEP training, and has also delivered it to NATS students and commercial delegates from the UK and from the Netherlands.
Matthew Holden, NATS training delivery manager, commented: “It was fantastic for our team of instructors to share knowledge and experience with the Omani engineers. The delegates were a pleasure to spend time with.” – TradeArabia News Service