Serco partners with AATC to deliver training and mentoring for US ATC students

Posted on 4 March, 2024 by Advance 

Serco has partnered with Advanced ATC (AATC) to provide recruiting and training to prospective air traffic controller candidates in the US, through a newly established mentoring programme.

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The Air Traffic Control (ATC) certification programme is offered exclusively at AATC Academies. This programme will take successful Air Traffic Control students to the next step in employment with Serco in this one-of-a-kind partnership.

During the training all Serco mentored candidates will be trained by AATC instructors using Serco standard operating procedures. Upon successful completion of the ATC certification programme and final Serco review, the candidates will be offered employment at one of their ATC facilities.

In the United States, Serco currently supports 61 Air Traffic Control towers in 11 western states, including:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Serco's experience includes managing the safe and efficient movement of commercial, general aviation and military aircraft on the airport and in the airspace surrounding the airport. The Company also provides risk management, quality assurance and programme management to meet FAA service standards and quality metrics. Serco utilises its Aviation Safety Management System to improve safety and mitigate risks in the US National Airspace System.

Internationally, Serco is one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services worldwide. The Company is responsible for more than 960,000 cubic miles of airspace and handles more than seven million aircraft movements a year. Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 80 airports - located in the UK, US and Middle East - who help maintain flight safety.