Aviation organisations from around the globe – including from the rapidly growing aviation sector in China – are looking to New Zealand to gain world-leading CNS/ATM training at the Airways Training Centre in Christchurch.
The most recent CNS/ATM training graduates from Airways have come from Northwest Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau in China – one of eight Chinese groups that have received tuition through Airways Training in the past year.
A group of 12 leaders and senior staff members from NWATMB travelled to Christchurch to attend a three-week training programme on Air Traffic Control Threat & Error Management, and taking advantage of Airways’ world class training facilities in Christchurch.
“The training was very successful,” says CAO Sue Guang, Deputy Director General of NWATMB.
“Airways was very well prepared for the course and our daily life. The instructors were very professional and have a very rich working experience, not only in New Zealand - they also know the ATC industry well in European countries. The training methodology Airways provided to us was unique and interesting, and it got all of our attention during class so we have learned a lot through this training,” CAO Sue Guang concludes.
Airways Head of Training Sharon Cooke says Airways provides air traffic services training at the highest levels on a global scale, evident by its recently awarded ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS certification.
“We’re experiencing increased demand from ANSPs globally, with particularly strong interest from the Gulf States and Asia. We offer a range of short and long courses to meet the needs of ANSPs – our courses are designed to keep ANSP managers up-to-date with best practice management techniques,” Ms Cooke says.