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60% of ADAC Managers enroll in the training on Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program conducted at GCAS
(23 October 2011)
The AMPAP programme is the first programme for international professional accreditation in airport management


The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today the participation of 60% of the assigned group from ADAC managers in the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP).

In 2010, GCAS started offering the global Airport Council International –International Civil Aviation Organization AMPAP in its world class facilities to aviation industry experts in the UAE and the Middle East Region. The AMPAP is the first global initiative of its kind to provide an international professional accreditation in airport management, and upon its successful completion participants earn an International Professional Designation from Toulouse Business School, France.

In line with its commitment to investing in human capital and the development of the aviation industry in the region, ADAC selected 50 of its managers to go through the program, one of the largest groups to be signed up by one single company. To date, 3 sessions have been held to accommodate 60% of the assigned ADAC managers granting them the international accreditation upon the successful completion of the training program.

The International Airport Professional qualification is the global standard for excellence in airport management, and is a course open to all individuals in a management position at any civil airport organization. It provides participants with a better understanding of key contemporary issues and challenges that confront the various decision makers in the airport industry and encourages the adherence to uniform standards and awareness of best practices at the world’s airports.

Dr. Othman Al Khoori, VP Human Resources and Administration of ADAC and General Manager of GCAS, said: “As part of ADAC’s training strategy, coaching its mangers to enrich their knowledge and upgrade their skills are ongoing attempts strongly advocated as key to success at organization level and derived from the performance of its employees. Two thirds of the targeted manager group has successfully participated in the training and the remaining batch is required to enroll by the end of 2011.”

Since the centre was founded in 2009 it has been GCAS’s mission to offer world class training options from Abu Dhabi, to spearhead the advancement and professionalism of the aviation industry in the Middle East. GCAS has also been recently certified as the World’s first “TRAINAIR PLUS” training centre by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is the exclusive JAATO aviation training centre in the Middle East region. GCAS is also a major certified centre and training hub in the region to deliver courses endorsed by Airport Council International (ACI), International Aviation Transport Authority (IATA), and Kenyon International Consultancy providing specialized training on Crisis Management.

For more information please visit GCAS website:

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