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Read the 2020 article
We published the first article on COVID effects on training, which you can find here COVID-19 Effects on ATC Training in October 2020 and the answers to the various questions were provided during the summer of that year. A time when the industry was experiencing a long drawn out downturn the like of which we hope never to experience again.
Now 2 years later the industry is showing signs of an almost complete recovery to pre-pandemic levels. This follow-up article looks at how the industry has dealt with the challenges of the last 2 years, lessons learnt and how are things shaping up as we look forward to hopefully
COVID-19 UPDATE
COVID-19 UPDATE
ON EFFECTS ON ATC
ON EFFECTS ON ATC
TRAINING AND RECOVERY
TRAINING AND RECOVERY
 By Chris Wade, ATC Network
© Skyguide
here a prolonged period of recovery.
ATC NETWORK
AIRWAYS
QUESTION 1
What is the current situation with Ab initio training and recruitment in your organization. Has your training volume been adversely affected?
Training of students for Airways’ air traffic control operations in New Zealand has now recommenced, after a pause following New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown occurred in March 2020. Students from four cohorts were affected during the Covid-19 restrictions throughout 2020 and 2021, with disruptions to their training in the classroom and simulators, as well as on- job training. By May 2022 all students who were impacted had
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