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The Training Organisation (TO) at Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd, is certified by Malta’s regulator (TM-CAD) to provide Part ATCO training under the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340.

The TO is managed under MATS Integrated Management System, by the Nominated Person Training Organization , a Training Facilities Specialist, and two SIM Coordinators on a full-time basis. On a  part-time basis, the TO also employs Pseudo Pilots, OPS Assessors, TSS Assessors, Synthetic Training Device Instructors (STDIs) and several On the Job training Instructors (OJTIs) who all provide the in-house training of both its operational and technical workforce.

Amongst the in-house training provided by the TO provides one could find

  • Pre-OJT Training
  • Atsep Basic Training
  • Approach Simulator Training
  • Area Simulator Training

Equipment Used

  • Leonardo CDB6 Simulator 
  • UFA Simulator

Phraseology Training 

The TO also offers phraseology training to third-party customers through our highly experienced instructors, who have ample experience in the field of ATC.  

Sub-Contracting Training

 The TO also sub-contracts the following training to other European TOs as deemed necessary

  • ATC Basic Training
  • ATC Unit Training
  • Refresher Training
  • Human Factors Training
  • BASIC Training
  • Rating Training
  • QUAL Training


The TO is also in charge of managing and running the First European Air Traffic Controller Test (FEAST), which is a computer-based selection tool used by the organization for the recruitment and selection of ATCO trainees.