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ATS Basic (ICAO 051) virtual course


The ATS Basic (ICAO 051) course is now available as a virtual scheduled course, via Airways Knowledge Online (AKO), our virtual training academy.

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About the course

AKO learning

ATS Basic (ICAO 051) modules


Students will learn from an AirBook for each module of ATS Basic (ICAO 051). These cloud-based resources contain course content delivered in an interactive, dynamic style.




Course delivery


This course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - some sessions will be led by an instructor in a virtual classroom environment, and the remainder will be self-directed study. For the instructor-led component students will participate in live virtual sessions, with access to a range of digital interactive content from videos, quizzes and discussion forums. For the self-directed study, students will access our cloud-based learning resources, AirBooks and complete assignments and other activities.

  • Dedicated instructor support
  • A mix of structured study as a cohort, and self-directed learning
  • Dynamic digital content, using AirBooks
  • Academic recognition through examinations to attain Airways certificate of achievement, and New Zealand Qualifications Authority Certificate in Air Traffic Services (Level 5)
  • Pre-requisite for follow-on ICAO training (052-055)

* Airways follows both ICAO and EASA Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Airways has EASA ATO Certification, and is certified by six Civil Aviation Authorities including New Zealand. Airways is also an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Associate Member.

About Airways Knowledge Online

AKO devices

How does AKO work for students?

  • Students are given a login to a Microsoft Office 365 account to enable access to AKO Connect, our
    online video conferencing tool
  • Students log into the AKO site on individual devices each day, to access AKO Connect for virtual live sessions, study instructions and the course plan
  • An AirBooks login will also be provided to access all AirBooks resources for the course. AirBooks can be accessed using any device, from a smartphone to a PC.

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