Air Traffic Control is a profession that ensures the safe and efficient movement of aircraft on ground at an airport and the flight all the way from the moment an aircraft is airborne until landing and docking at destination. Air traffic control specialists are the personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. Usually stationed in air traffic control stations on the ground, they give directives to pilots and monitor the bearing, position, speed, and altitude of aircraft in their assigned airspace visually and by use of surveillance equipment (radar and satellite) and give directions to the pilots by use of radio and via data link.

At the East African School of Aviation, Air Traffic Control training is carried for both local and international air traffic control cadets by means of classroom instruction and Simulator Training Equipment.