Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Emirates-Airways NZ partnership addresses global shortage

Airways New Zealand and Emirates Aviation College are joining forces to deliver air traffic control training in Dubai, one of the world’s largest air transport hubs. Emirates Aviation College is part of Emirates Group and Airways is the state-owned air traffic control organisation from New Zealand.

The joint venture will see Airways delivering air traffic control training to up to 200 students per year at the College’s new purpose-built campus in Dubai over the next five years.

Vice Chancellor of Emirates Aviation College, Dr Ahmad al Ali, said that the partnership fills a critical gap in the Middle East region for the training of air traffic controllers.

“There is a global shortage of air traffic controllers, which has serious repercussions for the aviation industry – particularly in this part of the world where air traffic is expected to continue growing. This new joint venture allows us to capitalise on Airways’ 20 years of experience in training controllers around the world, and to provide a highly-specialised resource that our industry so desperately needs for future development,” said Dr Ahmad Al Ali.

“Emirates Aviation College already has a track record and reputation for providing world-class aviation training. This partnership with Airways complements our existing training programmes and further cements our position as the leading centre for aviation-related training and education,” says Dr Al Ali.

Airways is already a familiar name across the northern hemisphere for its innovative aviation training products, working both in client locations and from its New Zealand training centres.

Airways Chief Executive, Ed Sims, explains that the new joint venture enhances these strong relationships.

“Airways and Emirates are two quality aviation training providers sharing a leading position in the provision of air traffic control training in this region. This partnership is a significant step forward in dealing with the significant congestion challenges across the Middle East,” he says.

Airways brings its SureSelect controller selection programme to guarantee that only the very best students are selected for the programme, while its state-of-the-art Total Control simulators provide students with outstanding opportunities to practice different scenarios on real-world software.

The joint venture agreement was signed by Dr Ahmad al Ali for Emirates Aviation College and Russell Hulstrom, General Manager Airways Global Services. The partnership will offer air traffic control short courses from May, and will commence ab-initio (basic) training from September 2014.

The training is accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which means graduates will be able to obtain ratings at airports around the world.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Rio Olympics

Were you pretty excited earlier this week when Vietnam won its first ever Olympic gold medal? Hanoi, reportedly, went wild... Perhaps we should keep Vietnam’s golden moment in mind as we gear up for saturation media coverage of New Zealand’s medal achievements in Rio. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news