Maldives Airports Company Limited Press Release
First MCAA approved ATC licensing for Area Procedural Control Course
Velana International Airport, Maldives: 2nd May 2019 – Certificates were awarded to the first batch of ICAO Area Procedural Control Course conducted locally at Velana International Airport today. The 8 weeks course was done for 8 Air Traffic Services staff at the ATS simulator class room trained by a foreign instructor as a Lead Instructor along with three local (senior ATCOs) instructors.
The course was approved by Maldives Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) and this is a proud and a defining moment for all the members of the air traffic control community in the Maldives. In the past, a course of this magnitude can only be conducted abroad which costs between USD 11000 to USD 14000 but now after domestic training is being introduced per head cost is around USD 500 and this is a huge achievement to the company
The aim of this course is to meet an urgent operational requirement due to lack of enough Area-rated controllers at Maldives Air Traffic Control Centre (MATCC). Chief Guest Executive of MCAA gave out the certificates in a special ceremony.
About Maldives Airports Company Ltd
Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) is a 100% government owned limited liability company incorporated under the Companies Act of the Rep of Maldives. MACL is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Privatisation & Corporatisation Board of the Maldives. The Corporate Office of MACL is on the island of Hulhule’, Republic of Maldives
Maldives Airports Company is the operator of Velana International Airport and has been massively involved in destination marketing and bringing in new airlines to the Maldives to boost up the tourism industry. MACL has embarked on one of the biggest projects in the history of Maldives in developing the future Velana International Airport such as the development of a brand new international passenger terminal, a new code F runway, a new cargo terminal complex and a new fuel farm along with hydrant system and major infrastructure developments at Velana internationals Airport
For further information please contact
Mr. Hassan Areef
Associate General Manager, Corporate Communication,
Maldives Airport Company Ltd