Friday, February 12, 2016

Mumbai to get 65 new ATCs in March

Mumbai: Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), manning the 2.8-million sq nautical mile airspace, which extends from Kuala Lumpur and Yangon in the East to Pakistan and Muscat in the West, are going to be less-burdened with around 200 new personnel joining the rank from next month.

These 200 ATCs are in the final leg of their training and expected to join duties from March, a senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said. The induction of these ATC personnel is part of the AAI plans to induct 600 ATCs by this fiscal to meet the shortage of manpower in critical areas such as air traffic management, he said.

"As many as 200 ATCs have almost completed training and will be put on duty from March. Besides, 400 more personnel will be recruited shortly," the official said. "Mumbai, which has acute shortage of ATC personnel will get 65 traffic controllers out of the 200, while the remaining 135 will be deployed on other airports to meet the shortage," the official said.
12/02/16 Mumbai Mirror

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