BULATSA has started training air traffic controllers (ATCOs) of ARMATS – the air navigation service provider of Armenia. They will attend a one-week course, based on the standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as well as on topics according to European Union regulations.
At the beginning of the year an ARMATS delegation visited BULATSA at the invitation of the Director General Mr. Georgi Peev. In response to the interest on part of the ARMATS management, a training program was developed and approved by the Armenian authorities and DG CAA.
The Bulgarian ATCOs will train their Armenian colleagues on how to cope with emergency and extraordinary situations on a simulator. Those who succeed to meet the training criteria will receive a certificate compliant with the EU legal framework.
The Armenian air traffic controllers will also participate in a one-week course to improve their English language proficiency.
Air traffic controllers from North Macedonia and Georgia have also been trained at BULATSA. With the development of BULATSA’s simulator, other foreign trainings and simulations are expected to take place.