On the Radar | Issue 9 - February 2014 | Global ATS Customer Bulletin
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  • Meet us at ATM World Congress
  • GCAA Training Contract Win
  • Gloucester Campus Expansion
  • Swaziland ANS Inspector Training
  • Seychelles AFS Training

UK ATC Training

  • BTC ~ 28 Apr
  • ADI ~ 24 Mar
  • APP ~ 31 Mar
  • APS ~ 31 Mar
  • OJT ~ 24 Mar
  • EXM ~ 17 Mar
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ICAO ATC Training is conducted subject to demand and availability. Please get in touch to discuss possible dates.

To book a place or receive a copy of Global’s 2014 price list, please contact:

Andy Cameron

We are pleased to announce that Global ATS' CEO Alan Siddoway, and General Manager Marcus Mimms will be attending the World ATM Congress in Madrid from the 4th to the 6th March.

If you have any questions or simply want to meet some of our team please feel free to contact them and arrange a time.

Alan Siddoway ~ Marcus Mimms

Starting in February 2014 Global ATS will welcome groups of trainee controllers to our UK training colleges for the delivery of ICAO 051 (Basic Induction) and ICAO 052 (Aerodrome Control) courses. This eighteen month contract will see continuous throughput of student controllers and further reaffirms Global ATS’ reputation as a world leading supplier of ATC and other aviation specific professional courses.

For more information about any of our ICAO ATC or UK CAA approved training courses please contact Marcus Mimms to discuss your requirements.

Last month we officially opened an additional 3000 sq ft of purpose built training space at our Gloucester HQ to facilitate the increased demand for specialist training in 2014 and beyond. New additions include:

  • A large open planned common room with pool table, 40” LCD TV, PlayStation Corner and relaxing seating and social areas
  • 3 large multipurpose training rooms
  • Examination/computer lab
  • A dedicated religious prayer room

Marcus Mimms (Global ATS, General Manager) said, “We are extremely happy with the new additions to our training centre at Gloucestershire Airport. The work completed by the lead contractor (Butler Silcott) was done to the very highest standard, in a short period of time without causing disruption to our busy training schedule”.

For more information about our training facilities or any of our ICAO or UK CAA approved ATC training courses please contact Andy Cameron.

In 2007, the ICAO conducted an audit under the Universal Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) which downgraded the Kingdom of Swaziland aviation sector because there was no regulatory oversight body in place.

To remedy this and gain compliance with ICAO findings, the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority was formed and started work on developing a regulatory oversight plan. Great strides have been made since the formation of SWACAA particularly in the areas of Flight Operations and Air Navigation Services.

In May 2013, Chris Stock under contract to Global ATS was tasked with supporting the ANS Inspector, Mr Simo Shongwe, during his on-the-job training. This training had to cover all the functions of the regulatory role plus the challenges posed by the opening of the new international airport at Sikhuphe which demanded approvals for greenfield ATCO training and new procedures plus further approvals for the new equipment installed in the tower and on the airport.

On 31 January 2014, Mr Simo Shongwe successfully completed his training with flying colours and was authorised as Swaziland’s first Air Navigation Services Inspector. He was presented with his credentials by the Director General, Mr Solomon Dube.

Eight officers from the Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS) have completed a two- week local crew commander and watch commander course to upgrade their aviation firefighting skills.

The training was led by Peter Cooke, who specialises in the delivery of aviation fire fighter and rescue training.

During the training, the officers increased their knowledge of command and control, categorisation of the airfield, fire fighter tactics and techniques, dangerous goods, leadership qualities and ICAO requirements and recommendations.

After successfully completing the course, six trainees with outstanding performance will attend a seven-day practical course in the UK, where they will have access to training simulators to stimulate various aircraft scenarios.

In his short opening address, the chief executive of the SCAA Gilbert Faure said the authority believes in its people and in creating chances for these young men to further enhance their skills in the field of fire and rescue services.

If you are interested in joining, please email Ric Barker or go to the Facebook group.

Whether you trained at Rudloe College, Astac or Global ATS, the Alumni network will connect you with fellow ATCO professionals from across the world.

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