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We have used WhatsApp to maintain direct communication channels between those involved besides the use of email to exchange content The classes took place through the Zoom platform Skyguide Swizerland Yes all initial training radar courses were delivered in in in in a a a a a a remote learning setup We delivered coached exercises assessments etc Key elements were: bring-your-own-device our our E-Learning Access Network and our Learning Management System Airways New Zealand We are currently implementing remote training for theoretical content through our virtual training academy Airways Knowledge Online (AKO) We have delivered On-Job Instructor training English language proficiency rater training and TotalControl simulation maintenance training virtually through AKO and a a a a a a a number of other courses are also under development to be be delivered virtually and online We also have an an extensive library of e-learning resources in in in in our our AirBooks interactive learning learning resources AKO caters for both instructor-led and self-directed self-paced learning through a a a a a range of delivery options and utilising the latest online learning technologies and methods To support future remote training cloud-based simulation solutions are naturally a a a a a focus Following the lockdowns Airways quickly established working solutions for enabling remote simulator training for both tower and and radar and and is looking to to to build on this capability This will enable greater flexibility for simulator pilots to to work from home providing complete flexibility in in in in in in their sim training training We are also developing our remote training training capabilities with our TotalControl simulation platform A part task trainer has been developed which enables our surveillance controllers to practice situations using voice recognition and our students and controllers to practice in in their own time using only a a a a personal computer Further development on on the the part task trainer is underway to improve the voice recognition capabilities for for tower-based training and and to to provide analytics and and insights for for the trainees and instructors Entry Point North Sweden Yes for courses such as OJTI Refresher Assessor Assessor Assessor Assessor Refresher ATSEP ATSEP Basic and ATSEP ATSEP Qualifications we could fully switch to virtual classrooms Moreover parts of initial training and various other courses were delivered using blended teaching methods including online training and real-time virtual classrooms CANI Czech Republic Yes remote training was introduced mainly through video conferencing and utilizing IT solutions enabling remote simulator training to to some extent Although it is possible to to use internet and and IT systems and and solutions in in in in training some of the interaction between instructor and and student student student and and student student student to to student student student is lost and cannot be fully mimicked Hence both instructors and student conclude that if possible it is better to work in the the standard classroom and and and simulator environments and and and they definitely see more value in in in this approach from a a a a a a learning and social interaction perspectives Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority We have not implemented remote training but planned to do so for some training that focuses on procedural knowledge How have you tried to keep skill sets current with active controllers? Have the current traffic volumes caused issues with the validation of licenses and if so how have you dealt with this? Eurocontrol MUAC The Netherlands Because of the reduced traffic levels sector opening times changed dramatically and fewer people than usual were required As we normally handle very high traffic loads it was essential that we remained ready with the required competence levels at at the maximum To ensure that this objective is is met we have very strong monitoring mechanisms in in in place Since traffic levels changed dramatically certain exemptions inside the European regulation framework were agreed This allowed us to cope with the the situation The maintenance of the the skillsets was and will be achieved by using the simulator environment for far more complex traffic traffic scenarios than current live traffic traffic We use the simulator to to to allow qualified air traffic controllers to to to maintain their competence and and confidence and and be prepared when the the highest traffic levels return DFS Germany We did not have issues caused by the low traffic volume since the the German national supervisory authority (BAF) extended the the validity of controllers licenses for six months under the umbrella of EU Regulation 2018/1139 article 71 to give the the controllers the the possibility to fulfill the requirements of EU Regulation 2015/340 concerning revalidation of licenses properly At the Upper Area Control Centre in Karlsruhe where we currently have 75 trainees it it was possible to restart unit endorsement assessments at the the end of July In addition to the the new hygiene and distance regulations to to be taken into account during the the tests within the the Centre another novelty was the the the partial performance of the the the tests in the the simulator simulator Practice runs runs and test runs runs for the the simulator simulator had to be designed and and validated and and finally approved by the BAF before we could start the exams LVNL The Netherlands The daily traffic traffic volumes handled by our active air traffic traffic QUESTION 4 TRAINING AND SIMULATION TRAINING AND SIMULATION \\ 27 

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