IATA, MoCA ink agreement for aviation training

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Tuesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the skills and knowledge of Indian civil aviation personnel and also support the development of Indian aviation. 

It was signed in Geneva, Switzerland by Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO and Madhavan Nambiar, Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

“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 Bisignani, after signing the agreement.

A release said that the MoU is the first step towards a closer partnership on training between IATA and MoCA.

Under the MOU, civil aviation officials will be provided with the latest in aviation information at the IATA Training Development Institute (ITDI) 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 (DGCA) will also be addressed though customised onsite programs.  The topics include safety management, regulatory compliance, airport operations, air navigation systems management, dangerous goods regulation, and security management.
 
IATA will also cooperate with India’s National Institute of Aviation Management and Research (NIAMAR) to explore new programs which could be jointly organised at the NIAMAR campus in New Delhi. The MoU is for one year, and can be extended based on mutual agreement, according to the release.

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