The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launch of an advanced aviation training programme in partnership with the Ecole nationale de l’aviation civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. This is the first time that IATA has partnered with a university to offer an airline operations degree.
Through the IATA Training and Development Institute experts from across several key areas of the business will be teaching courses such as aviation fuel management, airline business foundations, safety management systems for airlines, crisis management, etc.
Tony Tyler, director general, IATA said, “Creating innovative partnerships for the mutual benefit of our stakeholders is very important to IATA. By joining our expertise with that of ENAC we will help to build the pool of qualified and competent aviation professionals needed to operate, manage and grow the international air transport system to meet future demand.”
The Advanced Master Degree in Airline Operations combines operational expertise and comprehensive academic rigor. Working aviation professionals from around the world are encouraged to find out about the qualifying criteria in their region.
Marc Houalla, president, ENAC said, “This educational partnership will help to develop the next generation of senior airline operations professionals. We welcome the opportunity to join forces with the experienced and broad capabilities of IATA.”
Offered as of September 2015, the programme focuses on a number of key areas including human factors in aviation, IT tools for airlines, safety management systems for airlines, emergency response planning and crisis management and airlines training.