12 Saudi women join air traffic controller training

12 Saudi women join air traffic controller training

For the first time in the history of Kingdom, Twelve Saudi women have joined a training course for air traffic controllers.

The training course for the first batch is being carried out by the state-owned company Saudi Air Navigation Services in cooperation with the Saudi Civil Aviation Academy.

The graduates will get the Saudi Air Traffic Control Academy certificate and will be hired by SANS to work at its air traffic control centers in Riyadh and Jeddah.

The Saudi Civil Aviation Academy, which is implementing the program, is a specialized academy accredited by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) with 7 international accreditations.

The air traffic control course includes physics, mathematics, aviation language, basic aerodynamic training course, tower control course, practical application program that includes an international flight definition of ‘cabins’, and practical training on simulators, as well as workshops and orientation visits.The Saudi women employees at GACA play a major role especially in the sector of licensing procedures for airlines and their employees. SG

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