Thursday, September 13, 2012

A visit to DCA Penang

This was done a few months ago, but I was busy until now. DCA stands for Department of Civil Aviation. The DCA is established as an agency under the Ministry of Transport (MOT) Malaysia to provide safe, efficient and orderly flow of air transportation, and to regulate aviation activities in Malaysia. The rapid expansion of Malaysia’s aviation and air transport industries is largely due to the pragmatic approach taken by DCA in ensuring compliance to standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

We brought the school children from SK Pos Dipang, Kampar, Perak to visit the Department of Civil Aviation Penang as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program.

One of the post in DCA is the Air Traffic Controller. According to their website, Air Traffic Control is a service provided by the Department Of Civil Aviation, Ministry Of Transport for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of traffic within the Malaysian Airspace.The air traffic services is constantly being developed to meet the increasing needs of the modern jet age and requires skilled Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) who will have at their disposal highly sophisticated electronic tools to enable them to provide the service.
The job of an Air Traffic Controllers is unique and demanding for it requires ‘parallel’ thinking and rapid decision making. Each controller will be trained by the department using practical and simulation methods in acquiring the necessary skills. 

In the control tower.
Interesting stairs they have.

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