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© AIRWAYS JCAA ANS (JAMAICA) Nevertheless, we will continue to closely monitor staffing levels and react accordingly with a lead time of four years (calculated length of ab initio training including the recruitment time of new air traffic controllers). The adjustment to our staffing was done to facilitate the segregation of our teams, we did not reduce our staffing cadre due to decrease traffic levels. However, the delay, in certification of new air traffic controllers has affected our overall staffing. Already before the COVID crisis LVNL was facing challenges with respect to staff shortages. This was the result of expected retirements in combination with a high demand on operational resources as a result of the project portfolio. COVID has worsened the situation in the sense that the continuous throughput of the training was hampered. In a way, the recovery of traffic makes it easier to restart training to the levels LVNL was planning for. No, at this time, we are ready for any traffic that may come. An Airways TotalControl mobile simulator set up in Woodbourne regional tower | 01 | TRAINING & SIMULATION | LVNL SKYGUIDE  19 | 

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