(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
The 5th Global Aviation Training & TrainAir Plus Symposium kicked off yesterday in a ceremony at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The symposium, a three-day event is being held for the first time in Qatar and the Middle East, hosted by Qatar Aeronautical College in collaboration with ICAO and support from Ministry of Transport and Communication.
The opening ceremony was followed by the TrainAir Membership awarding in the presence of Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, and Director General of Qatar Aeronautical College, Jabor bin Hamad Al Thani.
The ceremony awarded new associate members as well as new full members, and new corporate partners from a host of countries that included Algeria, Oman, China among others.
The opening ceremony was attended by over 800 participants representing Members of the TrainAir Plus Programme, industry stakeholders and academic institutions with the aim of providing them with a forum to learn about new programme features and benefits,.
This event provides a forum where ICAO Member States and training organizations come together to forge new partnership opportunities in aviation training, and at the same time increase their awareness of key near- and long-term capacity-building priorities for global air transport .
As part of its efforts to develop its offering through partnerships and agreements with its global peers, Qatar Aeronautical College signed during the opening ceremony a partnership agreement with French National Civial Aviation Collge (ENAC), to offer Advanced Masters in Aviation Safety Management to students and aviation professionals in QAC.
The ceremony was followed by the first session of the Symposium entitled: Building Aviation Training Intelligence, which was moderated by the Civil Aviation Training Magazine European Affairs Editor Chris Long.
The session focused on building aviation training intelligence methods through identifying and integrating decision useful information, establishing operational plans and training portfolios and meeting aviation growth projections with qualified personnel, all in support of State implementation of standards and recommended practices.
After a networking lunch break, the Symposium continued with the second session of the day entitled: Enhancing the TrainAir Plus Network through Aviation Training Intelligence.