IATA and India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation have
signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing the skills
and knowledge of Indian civil aviation personnel. The MoU is the first step towards a closer
partnership on training between IATA and India.
Under the MoU,
civil aviation officials will be provided with the latest in
aviation information at the IATA Training Development Institute
training centres worldwide. Officials attending these programs
will also benefit from the networking opportunities with their
counterparts from around the world.
The training needs of the Directorate General of
Civil Aviation will also be addressed though customized onsite
programs. The topics include safety management, regulatory
compliance, airport operations, air navigation systems management,
dangerous goods regulation, and security management.
also cooperate with India’s National Institute of Aviation
Management and Research (NIAMAR) to explore new programs which
could be jointly organized at the NIAMAR campus in Delhi.
The term of the MoU is for one year, and can be
extended further based on mutual agreement.
“India is an important player in the aviation
industry. It is a growth market for international aviation, and
has a leadership role to play in global aviation issues. Talent
development will be critical for India to address the ever
changing priorities of Indian aviation and on international
issues,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
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