08 de January de 2010.-a total of 3.796 people have requested information to Master.D on its course of air traffic controller during the 2009. The figure doubled in 2008 when the number of persons concerned by the course was 1802. Also has doubled the interest of women for this training option becoming majority in 2009, 58% of the demands of information corresponded to women while this percentage was 28% in 2008. The dominant profile among applicants for information about the course of air traffic controller corresponds to an unemployed aged between 26 and 35 years old and a university degree women. 99% Of the people who were in contact with Master.D to request information about this course had between 18 and 35 years, taking special force the range of persons aged between 26 and 35. The range of unemployed that reaches 99% of the applicants has tripled.
Also the fact that 95% of queries are made over the Internet is especially striking. Number of claimants by provinces Madrid is the Spanish province that encompasses a greater number of queries with 15% of the nearly 3,800 demands received. It is followed by Barcelona, with 12% of queries. Behind them, the demands are distributed by all the Spanish provinces with special emphasis on those that have greater air traffic airports. Las Palmas occupies third place in this ranking of consultations by provinces with 7.3% of domestic demand and the fourth Murcia with 5% of the total. They lie by this order, Malaga, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Sevilla with percentages ranging between 5% and 4%.
Salary 350.00 euros per year last November the public entity Spanish airports and air navigation, AENA, said the average salary of air traffic controllers in Spain is 350,000 euros a year adding that this salary is three times greater than that of his British profession mates. In similar terms the Minister of development, Jose Blanco, after stating that the controllers are been expressed more recently conducting a covert strike that has generated delays in Spanish airports this Christmas. To achieve one of these posts it is necessary to overcome the selective processes that AENA calls regularly and which are similar to an opposition. Such selective processes include exams on different themes related to air navigation. To be able to sit the exam is required to have a university degree diploma, technical engineer, technical architect or a higher degree. In addition requires an expression fluent in English, both oral and written. The level of reference required in this language is: C1 of the common European framework of reference for languages – CEFR – the Council of Europe, or the Certificate in Advanced English of Cambridge.