The Oman Aircraft Control College, which was previously known as Air traffic control school, is plying a leading role in meeting RAFO requirements of specialized trained staff in Ops sections including Air Defense System Operators. Training in this college is not exclusively confined to RAFO officers, but open for Operations officers from SAF, ROP and other security departments. The idea of upgrading the Air traffic control school into a college has been part of the Hadaf project outcome , which necessitated the introduction of new auto simulator to keep pace with the latest aircraft and radar systems being introduced into service. Both RAFO and the authority of civil aviation executives have jointly collaborated to make the college a suitable facility that meet civil– military training needs.
The college is established to become a centre for air control and air defense training for the sultanate and the region as well. It hosts the latest equipment which includes:
a. Radar simulator.
b. ATC Tower simulator .
The establishment of OACC aimed at making this collage as a professional training center in Oman and the region through providing various air defense courses as well as the internationally known air control courses.
The syllabuses of Oman Aircraft Control College (OACC)
The OACC course syllabuses are mainly based on international expertise where the ICAO regulations are considered as a main reference for civil air control course. Whereas the Air control syllabus taught at RAF Showbury has been selected as a reference for OACC military air control courses. Additionally, air defense courses are similar in contents to the RAF syllabus.
The OACC provides high standard training to guarantee an excellent outcome of AT controllers which is a vital element for ensuring flight safety. However, the OACC is committed to develop best practices and is also keen to provide customer specific training solutions and introduce more fields of study within its training program, in order to maintain its place as a top- ranking training college.