CAAP begins recruitment of air traffic controllers

November 15, 2019

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will be launching its Comprehensive Air Traffic Service Course batch 15 (CATS 15) this year to recruit  new batch of Air Traffic Management Officers (ATMOs).

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the program is in support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) New Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) initiative to ensure there are enough qualified and competent professionals that will maintain the country’s air transportation system.

Accepted applicants, who must also pass a panel interview and physical examinations, will undergo training at CAAP’s Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) in Pasay City. Once licensed, successful trainees will become Air Traffic Controller [ATC] assistants and then ATMOs, once rated.

CAAP’s Human Resource and Management Division (HRMD) has released the list of qualification and documentary requirements for the aspiring ATMOs, which includes: 1.) Natural Born citizen of the Philippines; Single; Not more than 26 years old as of January 18, 2020; Physically, mentally, and psychologically fit; Of good moral character; Has good command of English language; Has not been convicted of criminal administrative case; Has not been dishonorably separated from government or private service; Baccalaureate degree holder of any course; Computer literate; and With 20/20 vision, without corrective lenses, and not color blind.