GLOBAL ATS & Clifton Aviation provide ATC students live flying experience

Global ATS is working with Clifton Aviation to provide its trainee air traffic controllers with live flying alongside the standard air traffic training syllabus. This provides Global ATS students with a truly real and immersive experience of the cooperation and communication between controllers and pilots.

Marcus Mimms, Global ATS Managing Director, said “Working with Clifton Aviation to provide our students with flying time provides real value to our students and customers. The approach and care taken by Clifton Aviation is synonymous to the high standards that Global ATS expect from itself. The feedback we have received from our students is excellent and the experience has provided great enthusiasm back in the classroom.”

Mo Nejad, Clifton Aviation Managing Director added “Clifton Aviation is pleased to work with Global ATS to support its air traffic control students with a real flying experience. Clifton Aviation approach students from Global ATS with the same standard provided to our own cadets or experienced pilots. Clifton Aviation ensures that Global ATS students understand more about the communication between pilots and air traffic control which will undoubtedly support the learning and future decision making once qualified.”

Images are of a recent course containing students from Kazaeronavigatsia currently undergoing a 52-week program to complete English Language & Aviation English, Basic, Aerodrome, Approach Surveillance, Approach Procedural, Area Surveillance, Area Procedural & Safety Management Systems training courses. During the 52-week schedule these students also complete 15 hours of pilot training with Clifton Aviation.

For further information please contact Andy Cameron, Academy Director; Tel: + 44 (0) 1452 715 630; Email:


Global ATS

Part of the Quadrant Group, Global ATS (GATS) specialise in the provision of Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) training to both the UK and worldwide markets. GATS is a UK CAA Certified Initial Training organisation (ITO) providing a range of EU2015/340 training to its extensive UK customer base at its Gloucestershire Airport HQ. GATS is also holding formal approvals from several International organisations for the provision of ICAO compliant ATC training which is delivered either from the Gloucester College Campus in Cheltenham, UK or at the customers site depending on specific requirements.

Quadrant Group comprises Quadrant Systems Limited (QSL), the UK operating company based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex; Quadrant Simulation Systems, Inc. (QSSI), the US operating company based in Orlando, Florida; Micro Nav Limited, the ATC simulator specialist operating in Bournemouth, Dorset; Quest Flight Training Limited (Quest), based at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, UK and GATS based in Cheltenham, UK.

QSL provides a comprehensive range of services that cover all the core areas of flight simulation tailored to the specific needs of both civil and military customers in the UK and worldwide

QSSI provides a comprehensive range of services that covers relocations, manufacturing services, visual systems updates and OEM support

Micro Nav is a leading specialist company developing and supplying Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Defence simulators and training systems

Quest is a 50/50 joint-venture with Rockwell Collins to deliver the Sentry Aircrew Training Service to the UK Ministry of Defence; the Service is delivered by Quadrant

Focus always is on delivering high-quality solutions that meet customer requirements on time. The comprehensive range of products and services, covering all key areas, is tailored to suit individual needs for both Military and Civil customers worldwide.