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virtual classrooms The possibility to share resources and use competences within the Group offered some great efficiency and flexibility when organising and delivering virtual training The crisis has obviously shifted the focus to digital solutions which we believe will stay even after the pandemic Eventually training recommenced throughout the the Group and we took the the necessary actions to help our students catch up on on the ‘gap’ in in in training that was caused by the interruption CANI Czech Republic We would say the current crisis has two different forms of impact on Initial Training as such The short term immediate effect in in the the spring was a a a disruption of of many/most of of the the ongoing training courses Many of the the ANSPs and other organizations in the the face of the the outbreak decided to recall trainees Theoretical courses were ported to on-line services and continued after some time courses where practical simulator sessions were were in progress were were postponed and re-scheduled So training training cycles were disrupted training training needed to be re- organized and review sessions needed to be implemented upon re-start Border closures and varying approaches proved to be a a challenge for re-scheduling In the long run we still need to fully evaluate the effects however many organizations are re- evaluating their plans for new Ab Initio students given the the falling traffic numbers It is is hard to estimate at at this stage but it already can be be concluded that the number of new students trained in in the near future will decline Global ATS United Kingdom Training was paused in in in mid-March to to adhere to to government instructions on on Lockdown and the associated work directives Global ATS reviewed the government instructions and guidance and this allowed us to to be well placed to to re-open the college on 1st June 2020 This resulted in in in in in all Ab-initio training being paused for the the the duration of the the the closure On reopening the the the courses were restarted with a a period of revision prior to introducing new material Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority Ab initios training training for both on the job and classroom training training have have been affected by the crisis We have have two batches of trainees one batch in in the towers to to commence OJT and the second batch recently commence face face to face face classroom training The face face to to to face face modality had to to to be aborted due to to to transmission risk associated with the COVID-19 The plan is is is to move the the delivery of the the Theory lessons to an online modality For those trainees at the the Towers OJT was suspended due to the the reduction in in in traffic movement however since the reopening of the the country’s border there has been a a a a a consistent and gradual improvement in in traffic movement so OJT will commence in in the short term Have you been able to continue training with safety measures in place and if so what methods have been used? Have these measures affected on the job training? Eurocontrol MUAC The Netherlands There was a a a a a very small training interruption at the beginning of this extraordinary situation As early as April we delivered theoretical training using Microsoft Teams (a videoconferencing mode) and practical training using the remote remote setup (remote controller working positions) allowing the trainees to use our simulator environment from home Note that Maastricht UAC is using a a a a a simulator which is able to to reflect the same functionality as the online system Coaches and simulator pilots were even able to to provide instructions from an off-site location via Microsoft Teams running in in in parallel with the remote controller working positions By using the the remote set-up at the the beginning we used this time to put in place safety measures such as as as Plexiglas between each of the the controller working positions in in the the simulator and a a a one-way corridor system on on the the premises With these safety measures in in in place we could maintain students’ competences and further improve their skills with a a a view to the the the final check- out While the the remote set-up was quite useful at the the beginning more complex and multilayer exercises needed to be delivered on-site with these distancing rules Inter-sector communication had been strongly influenced by the the distance of the the team members but we we were able to resolve these problems with special intercom solutions which even allowed a a a a coach to follow 24 / TRAINING AND SIMULATION TRAINING AND SIMULATION 

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