WORKSHOP ON COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND ENGINEERING PERSONNEL
The ICAO EUR/NAT Office, in cooperation with Eurocontrol, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) and the International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA), held a workshop, hosted by the Eurocontrol Institute of Air Navigation Services (IANS) in Luxembourg, on Competency-based Training for Air Traffic Controllers and Engineering Personnel from 10 to 12 October 2017.
The objective of the workshop was to provide guidance for the implementation of Competency-based Training and Assessment for Air Traffic Services Engineering Personnel and Air Traffic Controllers as outlined in the amended ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Training Document (PANS-TRG, Doc 9868) and associated Training Manuals.
The workshop contributed to the achievement of the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) objectives and was attended by about 80 participants from the ICAO EUR Region representing air navigation service providers, training organizations and State safety oversight authorities. The workshop provided them with knowledge on how to implement and conduct oversight of competency-based training in their organizations and States.
This article was originally written for the ICAO EUR/NAT Office’s Newsletter (Issue 2) on October 2017. A full list of their newsletters can be found here.