Airways trains Saudi Arabian air traffic controllers

Airways has confirmed it will offer air traffic control training in New Zealand to 30 Saudi Arabian students from Saudi Arabia´s civil air services provider, the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), the company said.

This is the fourth group of students to be trained by Airways, helping to fill a gap in the Middle East region for the training of air traffic controllers.

The students will spend their first year in New Zealand studying English with either Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in Nelson or Kaplan International College in Auckland, before commencing a 12-month air traffic control course at Airways´ Palmerston North training campus. They will complete an intensive Aviation English module during their first eight weeks on campus.

Airways provides air traffic control training from its training centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.