Air­ports Fiji builds ca­pac­ity for re­gional avi­a­tion stu­dents


Air­ports Fiji Lim­ited will train seven re­gional avi­a­tion stu­dents in Aero­drome Flight In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice (AFIS) over the next 10 weeks at the AFL Avi­a­tion Academy in Nadi. AFL gen­eral man­ager Air Traf­fic Man­age­ment and Avi­a­tion Train­ing, Isei Tu­dreu, said as the re­gional leader in avi­a­tion, it is the duty of AFL to share this knowl­edge with our neigb­hours.

Mr Tu­dreu said this area of spe­cialised train­ing will en­able our re­gional part­ners to meet in­ter­na­tional civil avi­a­tion stan­dards which AFL is pro­vid­ing at a cost. “We have one stu­dent from Tu­valu and six from Kiri­bati who are here to up skill and build their ca­pac­ity in this vi­tal as­pect of air traf­fic ser­vice,” he said.

“This course is tai­lor made for the spe­cific re­quire­ments of Kiri­bati and Tu­valu. As the re­gional hub we are best po­si­tioned to pro­vide a cost ef­fec­tive course.

“In Nadi’s Flight In­for­ma­tion Re­gion (FIR) which cov­ers six mil­lion square kilo­me­tres, we pro­vide air traf­fic man­age­ment for Kiri­bati, Tu­valu, Van­u­atu and New Cale­do­nia. “These train­ings al­low our neigb­hours to pro­vide an ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient air traf­fic ser­vice for air­craft in their own coun­tries. “We have some of the best train­ers for this and have the ca­pac­ity to cre­ate a warm learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment for other pa­cific is­land coun­tries.” Mr Tu­dreu said there has been a growth in train­ing re­quire­ments for re­gional coun­tries which AFL has been pro­vid­ing since the in­cep­tion of the Avi­a­tion Academy in 2011.

The seven re­gional stu­dents to­gether with three lo­cals will go through six weeks of the­ory and four weeks of sim­u­la­tor train­ing.

The Avi­a­tion Academy is cer­ti­fied un­der the Fiji Air Nav­i­ga­tion Regulation (ANR) 1981 un­der regulation 145B as an Avi­a­tion Train­ing In­sti­tute and is also reg­is­tered and recog­nised by the Fiji Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion.

Academy in Nadi

The avi­a­tion stu­dents who will be get­ting train­ing in Aero­drome Flight In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice (AFIS) over the next 10 weeks at the AFL Avi­a­tion

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