Civil Aviation Training College-Allahabad-INDIA

The center was established by DGCA in 1948 and now it is a part of the Airports Authority of India. It is the pioneer institute in India which has been imparting training in various aviation fields. It's main training areas are concerned with CNS technology and the Air Traffic Management. This center was renamed as Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) and it has been a member of the ICAO TRAINAIR program which guides the aviation training throughout the world. Ever since it's establishment it had been the main source of production of technical personnel in the CNS and ATM fields.

The Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) at Bamrauli Allahabad and its extensions one at National Institute of Aviation Training and Management (NIATAM) at Gondia in Maharashtra and second at Shamshabad Airport Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh are providing training courses for air traffic control officers (ATCO’s) and CNS Electronic safety officers in the field of CNS streams in India. At present the training course of new ATCO is in two phases; the first phase is Aerodrome Control, the second phase is Approach Control and 12 weeks each. The training is being imparted to the newly recruited ATCO’s, by way of traditional method which is best known as Procedural Air Traffic Control. There are so many other advance courses conducted for skill enhancement of ATS people in these training centers.


To be a world class training institute in the field of CNS, ATM for grooming Next Generation Aviation Professionals (N GAP) to meet the challenges of aviation industry and foster its growth”

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Training Departments: The College has two main training departments and they are further divided in training sections. The CNS department has the Communication and the security systems section, the navigation aids section, the surveillance aids section and the Automation section. The ATM department is sub divided in Aerodrome Control section, the Approach Control section, the Terminal Area control section, Special courses section and the Civil Airport Terminal section. Every section has its training curriculum and conducts the courses as needed for operations of the airports and the air navigation services. There are other supporting sections like Meteorological section, Human Resources, Finance, civil and electrical, Hostel management, Course Development unit, Hospital and transport section.

In the CNS stream the communication technology where the personnel have been trained for maintenance repair calibration and operation of ground to ground, air ground equipments. There are state of the art equipments for high frequencies and very high frequencies and the high speed data transmission sophisticated lines working on the world wide network.

The another field is the maintenance repair of the navigational aids spread across the Indian continent which has the non directional radio beacons, the very high frequency Omni range (VOR) transmitters  and DME,s which are used for navigation by the flights for finding their way to the destinations. The DME transmitters are used for determining the slant range of the aircraft. The CNS technical officers are trained in CATC to maintain these equipments.Similarly, the training on RADARS technology had been imparted from the old times when there were dark room RADARS. At present the state of the art equipments are in use in our country and the complete technology is maintained by the CNS officers trained in CATC.Terminal navigational aids like Instrument landing systems, surface radars and internal communication systems are always in the hands of these people who are trained in CATC.The entire maintenance of the automation systems used in the air traffic control units in our country is done by these capable offices of CNS discipline from the beginning till today.

The Air Traffic Management branch imparts training to the controllers in the Apron Management service, Surface Movement Control of the aircraft, Aerodrome Control Operations, Approach control service to arriving and departing flights, en-route service to the flights in the controlled areas, flight information regions and the overflying traffic across the continents.Other special courses concerned with improvement of skills, proficiency, obstacle limitation surfaces, search and rescue have been conducted and are being conducted continually. The aviation growth and the management of air space of the country has been managed successfully by us by the Air Traffic Controllers trained in this CATC.


CNS discipline:
  • Senior Assistant (Electronics): Ab- initio
  • Junior Executive Trainee (Electronics) :Ab-initio
  • Manager (Electronics)- Ab- initio
  • Special Electronics Assistant (Eligibility Course)
  • VHF Transmitter & Receiver (OTE DT100/ DR100) Module Level, VHF Tx/Rx ,DVTR ,VCS, DATIS HF Tx/Tx (ZENETEL)
  • NDB(SAC)DVOR(AWA/GCEL) / Module Level
  • DME(THALES) Module Level
  • ILS(NORMARC) Module Level
  • Security Equipment (XBIS: HI:SCAN 6040i; DFMD: METOR200; HHMD : METOR28) and Public address System Module Level
  • AMSS(ECIL) Hardware Maintenance
  • AMSS(ECIL) Operation AMS Refresher
  • AMSS(ECIL) SYSTEM Administration
ATM discipline:
  • Aerodrome Assistant-(ATC) Ab-initio course (STP)
  • Manager (ATM) Ab-initio Course
  • Junior Executive Trainee(ATC) Ab – initio Course Integrated Aerodrome Control & Approach Control Course
  • Radar Control Approach(RCAP) Course (STP)
  • Area Control Course
  • Search & Rescue Course
  • Procedure for Air Navigation Services (PANS-OPS)