GCAS to train 50 Adac executives
Abu Dhabi, July 27, 2010
The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac), will train 50 Adac executives in its airport management professional accreditation programme (Ampap).
The global ACI-ICAO (Airports Council International - International Civil Aviation Organization) Ampap programme will be offered in GCAS’ newly launched facilities at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
The Ampap programme is the first global initiative of its kind to provide an international professional accreditation in airport management, and upon its successful completion participants earn the coveted international airport professional designation.
Adac’s batch of 50 executives, who will start the programme in November, is considered as the largest group ever to be signed up by one single company.
“Since the centre was founded in 2008 it has been our mission to offer world class training options from our home base in Abu Dhabi, and hosting such high profile programmes as the Ampap allows us to spearhead the advancement and professionalism of our industry in the Middle East,” said Dr Othman Al Khouri, deputy general manager, GCAS.
Dr Pierre Coutu, Ampap programme executive, said: “GCAS has earmarked a record number of its managers for AMPAP and we are proud to provide them with our programme’s best of class curriculum.”
“With the rapid expansion of the region’s airport infrastructure, there is a growing demand for highly‐qualified management resources and our collaboration with GCAS is a strong testament to their commitment to top‐notch, accreditation‐based executive development,” he added.
The international airport professional qualification is the global standard for excellence in airport management, and the course is open to all individuals in a management position at any civil airport organisation, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service