Madrid, July 28th, 2021
A new promotion of air traffic controllers completes their initial training at SENASA's ATC Training Center, and obtain their diplomas after having successfully cover the different phases of the 14-month program. A total of 34 students - six women and 28 men – compose this XII promotion of Tower, Approach and Route air traffic controllers. Initially they began their training remotely, to later continue in person at the SENASA’s facilities, with replica simulators and the equipment and software (SACTA) used by ENAIRE and under the community requirements included in the European Regulation 340/2015.
The closing ceremony of the course has been chaired by the president of SENASA, Andrés Arranz, who has delivered the accrediting diplomas. The students were also accompanied by the director of Air Navigation and Operations, Francisco Vergara; the ATM Training Manager, Antonio Bonilla, and a representation of the instructors who have trained the new air traffic controllers.
Students in this promotion will obtain their controller licenses in all control ratings (ADI, ADV, APP, APS, ACP and ACS). This accreditation will allow them to join the training in the different air control units distributed throughout the Spanish territory.
In spite of the circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both students and instructors, the technical and administrative staff of SENASA have taken extreme precautions and made sure to follow the health security protocols established by the Prevention Service of SENASA to preserve at all times a correct operation of the course without incidents.
SENASA is an expert in the provision of aeronautical training services, as well as consultancy, technical assistance, maintenance and aircraft operation. In the field of ATC training, our center is a national leader, with more than 2,000 air traffic control students trained since 1995. For this, it has a team of highly qualified instructors who are experts in the design of ATC simulation exercises. In addition, SENASA is certified by the State Air Safety Agency (AESA) as an ATC Training Center in the specialties of Tower, Approach and Route, in accordance with national and European regulations.