The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), based in Al Bateen Executive Airport, hosted the first International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional TRAINAIR PLUS Course Developers and Instructors Standardization Meetings (CDI/STDs) from 17 to 19 March 2014.
The meeting was aimed at instructors, course developers and TRAINAIR PLUS validators from around the region who want to keep pace with changes affecting the aviation training industry.
The CDI/STDs enable participants to enhance their knowledge and implementation of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS course development methodology, which is based on ICAO Doc 9941 – Training Development Guide, Competency-based Training Methodology, as well as any other Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodologies they may be using. The TRAINAIR PLUS Programme’s goal is to improve the safety and efficiency of air transport through the establishment, maintenance and monitoring of high standards in training and competency of aviation personnel on a world-wide basis and in a cost-effective manner.
Commented from Capt. Mostafa Hoummady, ICAO Global Aviation Training Manager, “This first ICAO training standardization meeting, graciously hosted by GCAS, was geared toward training professionals from the Middle East, Africa and Europe regions to keep pace with training standards and best practices, in addition to the evolution of technology. The meeting also allowed the aviation training community to identify challenges and potential solutions for their training functions related to the development and delivery of training courses. We very much look forward to the conclusions and recommendations of this event, which will further enhance training in aviation and be shared by all the TRAINAIR PLUS Community with the ultimate goal of producing and conducting high quality training courses.”
Aws Al Khanjari, General Manager of GCAS said, “ICAO CDI/STDs are a key element of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. They provide a unique platform for training professionals to exchange best practices, discuss challenges and identify opportunities for the improvement of training deliverables. Hosting the first meeting at GCAS provided a space for discussing the major aspects in the line of aviation training.”
Backed by leading global aviation training organisations, GCAS designs, develops and delivers the best possible training solutions to meet the needs of the industry in the Middle East. GCAS is one of the few aviation training centres in the world located in an operational airport, providing training with a unique on-the-job learning experience.
GCAS is one of the world’s first Gold Member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS programme, and is both an IATA Regional Training Center and an Authorized Training Center, as well as an Airports Council International (ACI) Global Training Hub and an exclusive provider for Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) programmes in the region.
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