AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING

Airways New Zealand's fourth Hong Kong air traffic control class has graduated at Airways' Palmerston North training academy in New Zealand, after an intensive ab-initio programme. The students, from Hong Kong International Airport and managed by Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, have completed their studies and training with Airways, after starting the programme in November last year.

The graduating students had worked with the Hong Kong CAD as tower assistants for two years before being sent to New Zealand for ATC training with Airways. During their studies, they also complete their Private Pilot's Licence, in order to fully appreciate a pilot's interaction with air traffic control.