Centre awards security, ground handling diplomas
Dubai, March 19, 2009
The Centre of Aviation and Security Studies, part of the Emirates Group, has awarded diplomas to professionals in the aviation security and ground handling industries, in association with Edith Cowan University of Western Australia.
The university diploma in aviation security were awarded to 70 graduates, the majority of whom are Emirates group staff members, with others from various government and private enterprises, such as Dubai Civil Aviation, First Security Group, Atlas Air and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi.
The diploma in ground handling was awarded to 14 Emirates group staff members.
The guest of honour at the ceremony was HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group.
“The partnership between Emirates and the Edith Cowan University began in 2001 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and group,” said Maurice Flanagan CBE, Emirates’ executive vice chairman, Emirates Airline and group.
“The relationship has since flourished, leading to the establishment of the Emirates Group Centre of Aviation and Security Studies in Dubai last August.”
Kerry Cox, vice-chancellor and president, Edith Cowan University, said: “We at Edith Cowan University derive immense benefit from working with Emirates.
“By establishing this academic centre outside the confines of the university campus in Perth, we are in close contact with professionals working in their various fields, which increases our knowledge-base of the industry, thereby enhancing our academic programmes for the benefit of our students.”
The diploma courses in aviation security management and in ground handling involve home study and monthly tutorials held at the Emirates Aviation College, with examinations assessed and graded by Edith Cowan University. – TradeArabia News Service