More than a year ago we started to introduce paperless courses. This reduced the paper consumption at IANS by 12 tons per year. Thanks to all of you who recognised the importance of this measure and provided overwhelmingly positive feedback.
From 1 January 2017 you will only receive electronic documentation with our courses. By doing this, each year with your help we will save about 288 trees…
As an ATCO when meeting people in social situations (aka party) the first thing you are asked after "I hope you are not on duty tomorrow!" would be - "how incredibly stressful is that job?!" And your answer might be something along the lines of "Well no, not really" ..
Sounds like a small fib but it is not, it is a sincere statement since stress is not seen as a part of a regular, smooth sailing day at the tower. This is because ATC associates stress with unusual situations and emergencies and the vast majority of flights are routine, uneventful, on time, meticulously planned and known.
At the same time one minute in aviation time measurement system can hold a lot of fast movements, manoeuvres and appropriate decisions to be made. Symbolically speaking one "air" minute can hold quite a few "land" minutes whilst demanding uninterrupted focus (as much as "land" minute does). Unfortunately, this need for continuous alertness means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. Without stress management, all too often your body is on high alert and over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems.
In the ATS domain of operation our tasks and actions are interwoven and this means there are other "high risk" and quick decision making jobs that have similar requirement for high alertness as described above. Don't wait until experiencing the negative effects of stress regardless to what your current ATS job is. Take a look at the Introduction to the effects of Stress [HUM-STRESS] online course - it is a very good first step towards developing adequate stress management.
The 2017 EUROCONTROL Training brochure has been published just before the summer break, so you can start working on your training plans right now.
The challenge of continuing to match capacity to demand remains a top priority. Adequate training for all ANSP and CAA staff is a pre-requisite if this challenge is to be met.
Browse through the training courses that will help you in the coming year and let us know what you like most or what training courses you are missing.
The EUROCONTROL Training Zone is upgraded with our brand new online calendar of courses. Finding the right course for you delivered at the right time has never been easier. The effective course search, the flexible and easy to use filtering, one click register request and many other functions significantly add to the overall digital experience. The calendar is also accessible from a wide range of devices with optimised reading and navigation and a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.
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On 11 May 2016 IANS received its recognition as Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) at ICAO's Global Aviation Training Symposium in Seoul. With that it becomes one of only 20 aviation training centres in the world to achieve this status.
IANS is now regional ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS leading Full Member that can develop ICAO courses. This membership category offers additional partnership with ICAO for the development of ICAO Training Packages (ITPs).
TRAINAIR PLUS is a cooperative network of training organizations and industry partners working together to develop and deliver ICAO-harmonized competency-based training packages.
TRAINAIR PLUS Members are recognized as the most compliant with ICAO provisions in addressing training development and delivery.