Aerodrome Control Rating


       1. Requirements for issuing rating.– An applicant for  an Aerodrome Control Rating shall satisfy the following requirements, namely:


     (a)  Knowledge.– He shall hold either a Student Air Traffic Controller’s Licence or an Air Traffic Controller’s Licence and shall have demonstrated a level of knowledge by passing the examination in the following subjects in relation to the relevant Aerodrome Control Tower, namely:–


            (i)         Aerodrome lay out, physical characteristics and visual aids,

            (ii)        Airspace structure,

            (iii)       Applicable rules, procedures and source of information,

            (iv)       Air navigation facilities,

            (v)        Air traffic control equipment and its use,

            (vi)       Terrain and prominent landmarks,

            (vii)      Characteristics of air traffic,

            (viii)     Weather phenomena, 

            (ix)       Emergency, search and rescue plans and 

(x)        Any other subject considered appropriate for the particular Air Traffic Services unit.


     (b) Experience.– He shall produce a certificate of his having undergone on-the-job training under the supervision of an instructor or authorised Air Traffic Controller’s Licence holder for a period of not less than one and a half month,  during which at least ninety hours of training has been completed, at the unit for which the rating is sought: 


     Provided that the Director-General may reduce the period of on-the-job-training, subject to the conditions specified in this regard, for an air traffic controller holding or having held an Aerodrome Control rating for any other aerodrome or any other rating of that aerodrome. 


     (c) Skill.– He shall have been assessed successful by a Board or examiner regarding his skill, judgement and performance to provide a safe, orderly and expeditious aerodrome control service, including the recognition and management of threats and errors and the assessment shall be conducted as soon as possible after the completion of on-the-job training requirement.


    2.     Validity. The rating shall become invalid if an air traffic controller has not exercised the privileges of the rating for a period exceeding six months.


    3. Revalidation. The rating shall be revalidated as provided in rule 110. 


    4.     Privileges. (a) The privileges of the holder of the rating shall be to provide or to supervise the provision of Aerodrome Control Service at the aerodrome for which he is rated.


   (b) Before exercising the privileges, the holder of the rating shall be familiar with all pertinent and current information.   




[Inserted by GSR No 64(E) dated 3-2-2012; and

Amended by GSR 1089(E) dated 05-11-2018]