Apart from our safety-critical day-to-day schedules ensuring our sky is safe for air travel, the NSPL Control Tower yesterday welcomed an inaugural visit by 20 young budding Engineers from the Port Moresby Technical College who were accompanied by their instructors.
The final year Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) students were fortunate to be given a day’s tour around the company’s Head Office and Operations in Port Moresby. The day’s highlight was visiting the Jackson’s air traffic control tower where they got to see first-hand how Air Traffic Controllers monitor and manage aircraft movement within PNG’s sovereign airspace using NSPL’s state-of-the-art modern and highly advanced air traffic management modern and sophisticated electronics which has positioned NSPL as one of the Asia-Pacific region’s leading Air Navigation Service Provider.
The visit was thoroughly enjoyed by the excited students who were happy to visit NSPL’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) operations, – the Company’s core business which is a key service of the government that it provides.
‘’I got to learn about how the pilots communicate with the Air Traffic Controllers, the equipment they use to communicate and many more which I have been learning also about in school’’ says Presley Jelly a final year Diploma in Electronics student.
As a company, NSPL is happy to facilitate such Industrial training visits and contribute to the development of Papua New Guinean students who may be interested in entering the aviation and air transport industry. We welcome such opportunities to provide an insight into the real working environment of the country’s only Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) where students get to interact with our highly skilled, and experienced personnel.
When asked what were some of the highlights of the day’s visit young Salvius. Kufali described the visit as both educational and exciting.
‘’ I found the visit to be very interesting and exciting too! I got to see the company’s modern aeronautical communication equipment and how it was set up also. I also got to know more about PNG’s designated air space and air navigation. The visit has also provided me an overview of a career pathway in Air Traffic Management, being a final year student, this is very helpful also.’’
As a state- aviation entity (SAE) NSPL is committed to ensuring it meets its Corporate Social Obligation (CSO) in contributing to the development of the Country’s future generation, and shed light on possible career choices in aviation and air transport in PNG.
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