New air traffic management training facility opens in Dubai

DUBAI - Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Group, inaugurated on Tuesday the new air traffic management training facility at the Emirates Aviation College as part of the Emirates Group's aim to offer the best in aviation training opportunities for the Middle East region.

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Published: Wed 28 Apr 2004, 10:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:01 AM

Shaikh Ahmed, who dedicated the facility at the Emirates Aviation College, said, "I am pleased to inaugurate this new facility which further enhances the support we already provide to our client civil aviation authorities across the Middle East region and beyond. The aviation training facilities at Emirates Aviation College are among the best in the world and I am confident that the college will continue to cater to the requirements of our colleagues in the aviation industry for the foreseeable future."

The presentation ceremony was attended by Shaikh Fahem Mohammed Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to a number of dignitaries representing civil aviation authorities from Kuwait, Bahrain and Pakistan, among others.

Shaikh Ahmed presented an award to Walid Ghanim, Chief of Licensing and Aeromedical, General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE (GCAA), in recognition of the GCAA's continued support to the Emirates Aviation College.

During the presentation, Mohammed Al Budoor, Prinicipal of the Aerospace and Academic wing of the Emirates Aviation College, announced that Fujairah International Airport has decided to send its trainee air traffic controllers to undergo courses at the new facility.

The Air Traffic Management Training Department offers a wide range of training programmes from standardised air traffic control courses to specialised advanced courses. All courses meet international standards and recommendations governed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Eurocontrol, and, in applicable parts, the national standards of the GCAA.

Students undergo training using the state-of-the-art, three-dimensional air traffic control simulator (Adacel MaxSim) which features high quality visual scenes with exceptionally realistic weather simulation, among others.

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