During their initial training, air traffic controller trainees are allocated to different operational units. Once they haved passed their basic and rating training (tower, approach or area control), they start their specific unit training. Their skills are developed step by step to a higher standard in a mix of theory and simulation training.
Trainees then start a customised unit training course of several weeks and enter the on-the-job training phase to improve their capabilities in sequent stages. Beginning with basic requirements, these stages allow a continuous and successful training and grant licensing after 8-12 months in the first endorsement (tower, approach or area control). Air traffic controllers are then trained in a shortened time frame to get succeeding endorsements.
For more information, please contact:
commercial, skyguide training center
phone: +41 43 931 6251