Airways - Making your world possible

Innovative air traffic control training package unveiled

07 Oct 2015

Sharon Cooke Airways Head of Training

We are moving away from a business-to-business approach to a more direct appeal to the consumer, in this case next generation ATC students.

FerroNATS Managing Director, Gonzalo Cañete, says “It’s a big satisfaction for FerroNATS to have the chance to export our training and consultancy expertise, and to share our know-how with international leading organisations such as Airways and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.”

“In just two short years we successfully assumed responsibility for the management of nine control towers in Spain, and we now have over 500,000 flights a year under our belt.

“We are pleased to partner with organisations of the calibre of Airways and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, and to have the opportunity to work collaboratively to nurture and grow the next generation of air traffic controllers,” he said.  

Based in Spain, FerroNATS is jointly owned by Grupo Ferrovial, a global leader in the provision of transport infrastructure, and NATS, the internationally recognised provider of air navigation services in the United Kingdom.  

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico is one of the largest private universities in the western hemisphere, with a dedicated School of Aeronautics, and has partnered with Airways to provide air traffic control training services at its newly established ATC training campus.

“The mix of FerroNATS expertise, Airways world-class ATC training and technologies and the Inter American University’s educational leadership means the training package is well placed for success,” said Ms Cooke.


-- ENDS --


For further information please contact:

Sharon Cooke
Head of Training
Airways New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 358 1661
Mobile: +64 27 550 0345


About Airways

Airways is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE).

The organisation looks after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manages the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million square kilometres of airspace.

Airways provides air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, Flightyield revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries.

For more information about Airways please visit