The International Airport Development Company (IADC) on Monday September 21st, 2015 commenced a three-week seminar dubbed “A Refresher Training Course for Air Traffic Controllers, A most Critical Component for the Safe and Effective Operation of any airport.
The program which is being facilitated by Instructors from the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Training Centre will see three batches of Air Traffic Controllers from throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines participating in a series of activities Governing Air Traffic Services.
Delivering remarks during the opening of the three-week program, Chief Executive Officer of the International Airport Development Company (IADC), Dr. Rudy Matthias said the seminar forms part of the plethora of things which have to be put in place as they prepare for the completion and operationalization of the Argyle international Airport.
Dr. Matthias, said the program which climaxes on October 9th is very timely and important as they continue to chart the way forward to ensure that the airport if complete and ready for the end of this year.
Director of Airports, Corsel Robertson said the program is an important step in ensuring that a critical group of airport staff throughout the country are fully prepared for the changes and development of air traffic when the Argyle international Airport becomes operational.
Five IADC-Sponsored Personnel are at the Civil Aviation Training Centre in Trinidad and Tobago participating in the Aerodrome and Approach Diploma Training program for budding Air Traffic Control Officers.
There will also be training for several Senior Air Traffic Controllers in the areas of: Supervisory Training, On-the-job Training Methods and Practicals in Air Traffic Control Service, from the 13th to the 29th of October 2015 also in Trinidad.
All the program are being organized by the International Airport Development Company (IADC).