A group of 15 air traffic control students from the Kingdom of Bahrain have completed their ICAO 051 training with Airways New Zealand.

The agreement with the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications' Civil Aviation Affairs (MTT), SERCO IAL and Tamkeen to provide ICAO 051 air traffic control training within the region is a first for Airways New Zealand.

Two instructors from Airways Training travelled to Bahrain in mid-May to commence training with the 15 students over a period of seven weeks. The students complemented their face-t0-face training with the ICAO 051 Airbooks training package - a digital learning resource which helped to bring the course content to life for the students through the use of interactive animations, graphics and video content.