Over a hundred delegates from air navigation service providers (ANSP); Directorates of Civil Aviation Companies (DCAs) and airline companies based in Namibia, Swaziland an South Africa, have been conferred with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) accredited qualifications at a graduation ceremony near OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Delivering his keynote address, ATNS Chief Operating Officer, Dr Sandile Malinga said the ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA)’s foremost priority is to train people who can identify and apply their knowledge and requisite skills to solve aviation-related problems.

"In that way, we are able to create prosperity for ourselves and future generations. The ATA is a world-class institution dedicated to the training air traffic services (ATS) management experts who are capable of adding value to their institutions – thereby contribute to global aviation standards," concluded Dr Malinga.

Kgothatso Nhlengetwa, a Canon Collins Scholar and a recipient of a Masters fellowship from the Women in Science Awards (Department of Science and Technology), was guest speaker.

The ATNS Aviation Training Academy (ATA) is a fully accredited and premier training institution offering globally recognised qualifications. It has world-class facilities and techno-advanced aviation training equipment, excellent student support structure, top-notch accommodation, and key travel and visa information for international students, extra-mural activities and easy payment processes.