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Air Traffic and Navigation Services’ (ATNS) Senior
Air Traffic and Navigation Services’ (ATNS) Senior Engineer Takalani Tshikalaha.  ~ Christopher Moagi

MOST people when they see aviation, they thinks planes and pilots.

But according to Air Traffic and Navigation Services’ (ATNS) Senior Engineer Takalani Tshikalaha aviation has a lot to offer and is more than planes and pilots and even young kasi people can get into the industry.

But it doesn’t come easy as they have to do pass well in their matric.

Takalani said for young people who want to undertake the engineering field in aviation, they need to pass Mathematics, Physical Science and English in their Grade 12 to qualify to study in engineering fields in any university.

“After their graduation they can then qualify to apply for any careers in engineering flied,” he said.

Takalani further said that young people who want to undertake Air Traffic Control, need to pass Mathematics and English with symbol D (level 4) in their Grade 12 and to qualify for ATC Training Bursary Programme at the Aviation Training Academy (ATA).

Takalani said, apart from being in the air, other careers in aviation are, Engineering, Air Traffic Control (ATC), IT, Finance and HR.

ATNS is responsible for providing Air Traffic Management solutions and associated services on behalf of the State, in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards, recommended practices as well as the South African Regulations and Technical Standards.

This transport month ATNS will hold Africa Aviation Innovation Summit, which will be on the 23rd and the 24th October 2018 at the CSIR Convention Centre.

Takalani said the summit focused largely on innovation and aimed at contributing to the Aviation Industry by taking a lead in collaborating, networking and demonstrate thought-leadership.

Providing a platform design as a channel for information sharing between industries, academics, research institutions, government and non-governmental organisations, active in the aerospace industry.



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