Course Aim

    The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills to participants that are necessary for them to receive a student air traffic controller license for an Area Radar Control rating.

Course Objectives

    After completion of the course, the participant will be able to perform as a radar controller in the airspace defined for simulations, whilst providing air traffic services to a 17 aircraft per session in the generic airspace.

Course Overview

    The majority of the time is spent on practical training in an ATC simulator supported by theoretical topics in the classroom.

    Divided into two phases, the course starts with theory lessons based on operational and technical subjects. The basics of managing unusual occurrences are followed by building up the ability to manage high traffic rates. During the last phase, the traffic rates are maintained at the same level, but the complexity is increased, for example by adding unusual occurrences into the normal routines.

    During the course, the emphasis is on simulator training. By the end of the course, the students will have performed a total of 18 hours in the radar simulator.


    Approved results from the Area Control Non Radar Course at Malaysia Aviation academy or other recognised training facility.

    Content in Brief

    • Radar Controller

      • Introduction of the Area Radar Control course and the radar techniques in area control, taking into account aircraft performance at medium/high altitudes and at high speeds and the navigational ability in the en route phase of flight. Application of all the different radar techniques, as described in the training event objectives. The participant will perform as radar controller and correctly apply relevant rules, agreed procedures and working methods for a minimum of 17 aircraft/session.

    • Unusual occurrences

      • The participants learn to manage air traffic in unusual/emergency situations. Also, they will integrate system degradation procedures in the management of air traffic.

    • Capacity training

      • The participants build up their ability to control more traffic as well as to handle new situations by applying a wide range of different solutions. The objective is to be able to carry out the duties as an executive controller for a minimum of 17 aircraft/session in the generic simulated airspace.

    • Consolidated training

      • The participants integrate all knowledge and skills acquired during the course and master new situations by using the model they have learnt. They will manage air traffic to ensure safe, orderly and expeditious services, in the airspace defined for simulations.

    • Familiarisation

      • Study visits to air traffic control facilities and aviation-related environments.