Airways NZ and Air Traffic and Navigation Services
South Africa (ATNS) have signed an MOU increasing cooperation
between the two organisations.
The MOU covers training, billing and technical services and builds on a very
successful collaboration with training and air traffic control recruitment over
the last 12 months
was signed by Patrick Dlamini, ATNS CEO and Ed Sims, Airways CEO, in Rome recently.
“New Zealand and South Africa will work together on a range of activities and projects that will build capacity for both organisations,” said Airways New Zealand Chief Executive Ed Sims.
“ATNS purchased a Total Control simulator in 2011 which is already allowing for a common training platform between us.
Billing is likely to be the first objective, followed by broader software and
ATNS and Airways are also discussing management exchanges to further broader cultural and management understanding.
“Initially this will be in the areas of software and provision of consultancy services but we expect that this will grow over the coming months and years,” Sims said.
“ We are looking forward to working with ATNS to share our knowledge and
learn from each other.”