Airways, CAMIC launch training partnership

Airways New Zealand has launched its exclusive partnership with the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC) for the delivery of air traffic control short courses in China.

The partnership was officially launched last night at a formal dinner ahead of the Beijing ATC Global Symposium, by Airways’ head of training Sharon Cooke and CAMIC president Xiaomei Sun.

Cooke said the contract would see Airways providing ATC refresher training to improve proficiency for up to 200 controllers over the next three years.

“This is a significant step forward in air traffic control training, with the provision of Airways’ training model and simulation equipment into countries around the globe,” she said. “Airways currently provides similar programmes through partnerships in Dubai and Puerto Rico.”

“We’re honoured that CAMIC, as a reputable provider of aviation training in China, has chosen Airways as its partner as it embarks on a programme of significant growth,” said Cooke.

CAMIC students will benefit from the use of Airways’ world-renowned Total Control LCD air traffic control simulator.  The simulator will be installed at the institute’s purpose-built ATC facility, incorporating it into a blended learning environment with other computer-based training tools.

Total Control improves training outcomes through the use of state-of-the-art technology, high fidelity realism, and by providing a safe environment to practice emergency responses.

At last night’s launch function, Sun said the partnership combines the strengths of two premium industry training organisations and will assist CAMIC as it expands into global aviation training.

“Joining with Airways in offering ATC courses will expand business coverage in the Chinese market for both sides of this enterprise. By offering these joint courses with enhanced equipment and intensive support, we’re confident that we will create a solid foundation for the provision of aviation training,” she said.

CAMIC is the training, research and development arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of China, and provides training in safety related disciplines for regional Chinese airports.  Its strategy includes expanding the college to include ATC training.  The partnership with Airways will provide short courses for the professional development of controllers and airport managers, at CAMIC’s Beijing campus.

Cooke said that partnering with an outstanding organisation such as CAMIC fits with Airways’ global business strategy.

“Airways’ approach is to become the world’s leading ATC training provider by continuing to invest in research and development, collaborating with partners and seeking innovative solutions to select and train air traffic services personnel better and more quickly,” said Cooke.

“Our partnership with CAMIC allows us to incorporate our recognised competency-based training methodologies into China, furthering the education of regional Chinese controllers and aviation managers.”

Training courses will commence later this year.

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