GAL ANS Training Centre is the first institution to gain regulatory accreditation from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as an ATS Training Organization. More than 3900 students have graduated in different disciplines of Air Traffic Services since our opening. The Training Centre has also achieved the status of an ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Regional Training Centre of Excellence for ANS training.
Our courses reflect a flexible and practical approach to training and we utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, including distance-learning solutions. Our courses can be tailored to suit a client’s particular needs in terms of both content and duration.
As a testament to our successful approach to training, we have developed an online delivery platform, which combines the use of a Learning Management System with the benefits of real-time, interactive communication. In this virtual classroom, our instructors will be able to explain, show presentations, ask questions, and hold discussions with course participants. Trainees will be able to interact with their instructor and with each other, share their ideas, experiences and written work, and receive feedback.
Some of our refresher courses will empower trainees to work independently at their own pace before joining with an instructor for live summary and feedback sessions.
In addition to core air traffic service disciplines, we deliver courses developed specifically for individual Aviation and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). All training packages are kept up to date with the latest concepts and advances within the industry, and can be modified with location-specific context. Training courses can be delivered at our Training Centre in Al Ain (in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi), at the client’s premises or via distance learning.
ATC Tower simulation is carried out in a dedicated facility comprising one 360-degree and two 225-degree Tower simulators. ATC Radar simulation is provided on multiple 2-position hi-fi radar simulators. We are also exploring potential online solutions for Radar proficiency and currency training.
The Training Centre is an approved aviation English language proficiency test provider, using Eurocontrol’s ELPAC test, the only test endorsed by ICAO. Our experienced examiners are qualified to provide GCAA English language proficiency certification up to ICAO level 6.
The Training Centre also offers a variety of general and aviation English language courses, which can be tailored to meet trainees’ specific learning needs.
Facilities at the Training Centre are bright and welcoming. Comfortable classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, and trainees have ready access to a CBT room, prayer rooms, canteen, library, and a campus nurse.