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Global Aviation Training Services (GATS) is a United Kingdom based company providing a wide range of aviation training services and custom-built solutions in the field of Air Traffic Management. The company operates in a fast-moving and exciting industry sector providing its services to customers from over 35 countries, many of which are fast-growing emerging markets.
With an unparalleled track record for Air Traffic Control training, Global ATS is now diversifying into a wide range of service areas, including Air Navigation Services, Aeronautical Information Management and Services, CNS (Communications Navigation & Surveillance) Engineering, 2D & 3D simulation and Aviation Safety Management.
Global ATS offers many services which can be provided either in-country or at its Gloucestershire Airport facility, a UK CAA and ICAO ATC training college in western England.
Global ATS is a unique company. It is the only private sector (non-state owned) provider of air traffic training solutions – not only in the UK, but perhaps globally. GATS was built on the legacy and solid foundations of the highly respected Bailbrook Aviation College, which itself was a successor to the IAL Aviation College in Hayes, England established in the early 1960’s. This rich lineage has contributed in no small way in making GATS a world-leading centre for aviation training excellence.
Global ATS provides solutions to high-growth, opportunity-rich aviation markets. The growth of air traffic in emerging markets will drive demand for aviation training and services over the next 20 years, with a global shortfall of skilled industry manpower increasing this demand. The growth of air traffic in emerging markets such as the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Indian sub-continent, Africa, South East Asia, China, CIS countries in Central Asia and Latin America will drive demand for aviation training, education and services in the next 20 years.
This growth creates demand for highly trained personnel, and highlights the current shortage of international standard aviation training. Global ATS is ideally placed to serve the global aviation skills gap.
A key asset is our CAA-approved ATC training centre at Gloucestershire Airport. Here we deliver our ATC training business, with consistently high quality and results.
An immersive ‘hands-on training environment’ gives students realistic work simulations, with a memorable experience of college life beyond the curriculum.
- We adopt the latest industry technologies to deliver reliable, customised, cost effective solutions.
- We invest in our people to provide excellent employee satisfaction.
- We provide a positive and enjoyable environment for students, customers and staff.
- We host international students with local English speakers, to optimise their English language learning experience.
- We consider the cultural values and traditions of other countries we work with.
- We take pride in our professional ethics.
- We uphold our legal and environmental obligations.
We have established a network of Associates with over 150 years’ combined experience across all areas of Air Traffic Management. Our associates are available on an ad hoc basis to support a range of projects across specialist industry areas, including air navigation services, CNS engineering and maintenance training / solutions, aviation consultancy, 2D & 3D simulation development, safety and quality management system implementation and more.
Aviation training is stringently regulated. Our clients expect us to ensure internal control processes; policies and procedures are in place for all staff. Our Quality Management System (QMS) contains all necessary controls to operate our business with full compliance.
What People Say
"Because the most experienced…
"Because the most experienced and well respected instructional staff have been used to ensure the best possible learning experience during the course, all students were absolutely satisfied with the course. The trainees appreciated their enthusiasm and professionalism." A contract has been completed between Global Aviation Training Services and Defense Council International (DCI) for the provision…Henri Rouby, Director of Operations, Defense Council Int.
"The training that BAS-Serco…
"The training that BAS-Serco Ltd has received from Global ATS over the years has always been positive and professional which in turn has provided the Bermuda Tower with highly training and competent staff.”Mark Bourne, BAS-Serco Bermuda
The ATCU at RAF…
The ATCU at RAF Barkston Heath, under the employ of various contractors over the past 18 years, provide ATC to the military in EFT training to both RN and Army Air Corps students. This ATCU has been using Global ATS to provide licence and rating training over the past 8…Barry Kenney, RAF Barkston Heath
I have been connected…
I have been connected with Global ATS Ltd since the Company started business in the ATS Training field. In my last role as Director Safety and Operation for Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd. Student Controllers from my eleven airfields all passed successfully through the ASTAC training system to become licensed…Alan Shaw, Serco
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Air traffic controllers come from a variety of walks of life. Potential candidates emerge straight from school, college or university, while others have worked in office-based roles, and others have crossed over from a military ATC career. One thing they all have in common is a general interest in aviation.
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