Technicien supérieur des études et de l'exploitation de l'aviation civile

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In France, the corps of Technicien supérieur des études et de l'exploitation de l'aviation civile (TSEEAC, Civil aviation opérations Technicians) of the French civil aviation authorities is a B-class job on the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.

Also called TSA fonctionnaires (TSA civil servants), perform a two-year training at the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university).[1][2]

TSEEAC can do many jobs at the French civil aviation authorities (DGAC) : technical assistant, aerodrome air traffic controller, ramp manager (at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport), aeronautical information operator, officer of the regional offices of information and assistance in flight, investigation assistant, ...

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The corps of TSEEAC has several name changes since the 1960s :

  • 1962 : TNA : Technicien de la Navigation Aérienne (Air navigation Technician) including the operations air traffic controller and the Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel.
  • 1964 : scission of the corps: the corps of the TNA remains, despite the departure of air traffic controllers and electricians, respectively to the new corps of "Officiers Contrôleurs de la Circulation Aérienne" (OCCA) - became air traffic controller after that - dans those of electricians - became Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel.
  • 1975 : TNA becomes TAC, Techniciens de l'Aviation Civile (Civil aviation technicians).
  • 1993 : TEEAC : Technicien des Etudes et d'Exploitation de l'Aviation Civile.
  • 2000 : TSEEAC : Technicien Supérieur des Etudes et d'Exploitation de l'Aviation Civile.
  • 2011 : The initial training at ENAC of TSEEAC is opened to non civil servant and renamed TSA (Technicien supérieur de l'aviation).

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