Avinor chooses Avia College as its training partner
Published on 7.10.2022
Avia College has won a tender issued by the company that provides Norway’s air navigation services, and will supply them with on-the-job training/assessor basic and refresher training in 2023–2025. In practice, this means that Avia College will organise all basic, refresher and advanced training for Avinor’s assessors and on-the-job trainers for a period of three years.
“From a business point of view, this will not only bring us hoped-for extra income, but will also act as an excellent reference. I would like to congratulate the entire Avia College team for their efforts in winning this tender,” says Raine Luojus, CEO of Fintraffic Air Navigation Services.
Training to be arranged both remotely and in person
The training plan will be finalised over the coming weeks. Just over a hundred of Avinor’s on-the-job trainers will receive training per year, along with an estimated 10–30 assessors. Although refresher training will mainly be arranged using remote solutions, basic training for both assessors and on-the-job trainers will be held in person at Avia College.
“Air traffic control training is very similar in many countries. And as the training will in any case be held in English, language will not pose any problems for the instructors. We’ll be customising all of our remote training and materials in accordance with the Norwegians’ requests. Although we’ll be able to arrange this training using our current personnel, we may need to reorganise and reallocate workloads,” says Antti Ruhanen, Principal of Avia College.
During the summer, Fintraffic’s Avia College also participated in other tenders that are still ongoing.
Avia College’s training facilities, equipment and expertise are all first rate
The premises, which were opened last autumn, are bright, spacious and user-friendly. The college’s modern training facilities are equipped with the latest simulators and have numerous classrooms to meet different needs.
Avia College is a special vocational school owned by Fintraffic Air Navigation Services. It is the only educational institution in Finland that provides training for air traffic controllers. The college also organises refresher, advanced and unit-specific training in various fields of air navigation.