Greenland airports hunt for local staff

Training program next year for new air-traffic controllers
As Greenland increases its airport services it now needs to fill vacancies there, and the country expects to fulfil the need for more air-traffic controllers with locally trained staff.
The planned overhaul of Greenland’s airport infrastructure is aimed at boosting international traffic to the country. Until now, all of its air-traffic controllers have been based in Nuuk, and all come from Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.
But now the airport authority Mittarfeqarfiit says a training program will be launched next year to prepare more Greenlanders for the jobs.
Smaller airports are staffed by local flight information service officers, and these employees will be first in line for the training program. Icelandic airport operator Isavia will provide the training.
Arctic Journal


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