BULATSA Academy renews the exams for new air traffic controllers. Those wishing to submit documents for the autumn selection can do so until 17.00 o’clock on October 30.
Due to the situation with COVID 19, the management of BULATSA cancelled the spring session, but the reception and processing of documents has not stopped. The economic crisis caused by the pandemic had a serious impact on the transport sector, forcing BULATSA to reconsider its plans for the future, but still BULATSA decided to continue the selection of air traffic controllers, albeit with a slight reduction in the numbers required. The aim is to continue the practice of conducting two selections per year, in the spring and autumn.
BULATSA Academy is part of the Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority and is the only certified in Bulgaria organization for training of air traffic controllers, according to the requirements of the European Union and the applicable national legislation. The training of the approved candidates lasts about a year and a half, during which time a scholarship is provided for them. Upon successful completion of the course, the future air traffic controllers receive certificates of competency that meet the established international standards and can begin to practice the profession.
Those wishing to work as air traffic controllers must be under the age of 31, with a university degree, a minimum bachelor’s degree (regardless of major) and a good command of English – level B2. Anyone who does not have a valid level certificate will be able to take a free test at the BULATSA centres in Sofia, Varna and Burgas. In the selection of candidates for air traffic controllers, BULATSA uses FEAST and WOMBAT tests. If failing the FEAST and WOMBAT psychomotor tests, the candidate will be re-admitted to a next selection of air traffic controllers, after not less than 24 months from the date of the previous appearance, whereby not more than two appearances on each of the tests is allowed.
More information about the individual stages of the exams can be found HERE.