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UNREAD_POSTPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 
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Affordable Training for MAO members in a Caribbean Paradise
February 08, 2012

For airport operations, management, or first responder there now is an affordable opportunity for you to acquire the technical skills and academic knowledge you need to succeed in your respective field.

Come learn and play or just relax after class on the shores of crystal blue waters in a balmy Caribbean paradise, on the island of Barbados.

The Barbados Civil Aviation Training Centre (BCATC) in partnership with Spranza LLC and the Barbados Civil Aviation Department have joined together to offer aviation professionals a truly unique learning experience. Developed to assist in ensuring airport and airline compliance with both their respective National and International standards, the Center offers participants a wide array of instruction in cost-effective and convenient modular in-residence classes and on-line interactive distance learning along with onsite client assistance through their consultancy service.


The BCATC provides training for local ATC personnel as well as ATC personnel from a number of States in the region. Training is also provided to other airport agencies such as, Fire Service and Security in subject areas pertaining to Telecommunications and Airside Safety Awareness among others. Over two hundred persons pass through this training institution yearly. The Training Centre previously used a Manual 3D Aerodrome Control (ADC) Simulator but is now equipped with a new ADC Virtual Realty Simulator. There is a state-of-the-art Radar Simulator, two classrooms and Relevant Training Aids. In addition, it is fully equipped with Printing and Copying facilities and the appropriate software and technical maintenance personnel.

In 1999 Barbados took a decision to enhance this training institution by seeking to join the ICAO TRAINAIR Programme. Approval was given and in 2002, an ICAO TRAINAIR expert was assigned to Barbados to assist in the qualification process. On the 12th of January 2005 the Barbados Civil Aviation Training Centre became an accredited member of the ICAO TRAINAIR Programme.

BCATC Center Activities for 2012 Barbados Civil Aviation Training Center

Designed for airport, airline, CAA and service provider personnel, the 2012 instructional program – consisting of 12 topical modules and six workshops, is complemented with a number of online learning opportunities and webcast special events. Among the interactive web events scheduled for September - a full scale Airport Emergency Exercise will be broadcast in real time from Grantley Adams airport in Bridgetown, Barbados. In-residence programs will be conducted at the Barbados Civil Aviation Training Center (An accredited Trainair Center) in Christ Church, Barbados, with several instructional modules also available to those who cannot attend in person, via our ‘virtual classroom’ portal on the World Wide Web.

The Center offers airport and airline professionals continuing education programs drawn from Spranza developed classes appearing in the ICAO Training Directory. Students participate in intense programs of Competency Based Training in the areas of: aviation security, safety management, emergency response, aircraft accident/incident investigation, operations and management.

Coming up this Quarter

A complete calendar of courses and workshops can be found on the website at:

Just for MAO Members

All MAO members are eligible to receive a 10% tuition discount on all BCATC/Spranza in-service training programs, webcasts or interactive distance learning modules. Please ensure to note your membership on the Registration Form to claim your discount.

Bring the family

Students are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the history, culture, fine dining and just plain fun of this tropical paradise. On arrival, each Registrant receives a Welcome Packet containing valuable discounts on local attractions, dining and leisure time activities. To learn more visit: and select your adventure.

“With more than a dozen Certificate courses, six participatory workshops, a number of special event webcasts and interactive e-programs to choose from , we are certain aviation professionals will find the right program to suit their 2012 training needs.” Francis Spranza, president, Spranza, LLC.

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