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What's New at ITDI - Q2 2013

Global News

Industry Career Site

As a follow up to our 2013 IATA Global Training Partner Congress agreed outcomes, we have launched an industry career site to enable the next generation of aviation professionals to connect with the job market and today’s available industry career opportunities. See what career opportunities await you today!

Survey - Millennials in the Hospitality, Aviation and Business Travel Industry

17-19 April, Lucerne. In collaboration with our partners at the World Tourism Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland, we helped to produce a survey to provide insights into the perceptions, needs and aspirations of Millennials (20-30 years old) working in the hospitality, aviation and business travel industry.

New and Updated Courses

Quality, Audit and Airline Operations

Fatigue Awareness and Personal Mitigation Strategies – Flight Crew - NEW (E-Learning) - Learn the fundamentals of sleep science and fatigue, the impact of fatigue, and strategies to mitigate the likelihood of fatigue-related incidents.

Quality Management Systems (QMS) for Airlines – updated (Classroom) - QMS lays the framework for consistent performance throughout an airline’s activities. This course provides an introduction to QMS components and objectives so that you can establish quality management practices within your operations.

Learn the key regulatory and operational requirements for designing and controlling an efficient QMS, then practice your skills in process mapping, procedure writing and audit review through practical exercises.

Organization and Human Performance

Cultural Intelligence: The Basics – NEW (E-Learning) - Learn how to overcome cultural challenges and how to succeed in our global world by boosting your cultural intelligence.

Regional News


22-26 April, Geneva. In response to high demand, a field visit to the Swissport facility at Geneva Airport was conducted as part of the Air Cargo Security course to observe security processes and enhance the theory learned in class.

Swissport visit, 22-26 April 2013 | Geneva, Switzerland

From left to right: Bekim Behrami, Itay Levin (instructor), André Duetsch, (Swissport Operations Manager – our host), Anders Yri, Xavier Schmidt (Swissport Security Manager – our host), Eli Mandelawy (Product Manager, Aviation Security, ITDI), Yusra Al Junaibi, Kastriot Gashi, Luke Evans.


4-5 May, Jaipur. ITDI, India participated in the 2013 Times Education Boutique in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Held over two days, the fair attracts high school and university students who are interested in pursuing vocational courses. Rajasthan receives the highest number of tourists in India; consequently there was a great deal of interest in Travel & Tourism training.

Times Education Boutique, 4-5 May 2013 | Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

ITDI team (from left to right): Ashok Joshi, Assistant Administration and Compliance; Gurjit Gill, Head of ITDI India; Prerana Ukey, Training Coordinator.


13-17 May, Singapore. Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), one of our valued Regional Training Partners (RTP) ran our Air Cargo Management – Creating Value in Aviation course for the first time this year; and IATA’s Guillaume Drucy, Head, Cargo e-business Management flew in from Geneva specially to deliver the course!

ITDI course participants at Singapore Aviation Academy, 13-17 May 2013 | Singapore

ITDI Partner News

New Partnerships

IATA’s global training partner network continues to grow. Over the course of the 2nd quarter, we welcomed 19 new members to our family. Welcome aboard to:

  • Hahn Air (Germany)
  • National Aviation Academy of Azerbaijan Airlines (Azerbaijan)
  • Royal Jordanian (Jordan)
  • SA Services Co. Ltd – Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) (Thailand)
  • Nigerian Aviation Handling Co. PLC. (Nigeria)
  • King Abdulaziz Medical City – National Guard (Saudi Arabia)
  • Griffin Group Ltd. (Yemen)
  • Ellora School of Aviation Management (India)
  • GSSA Mayer-Weit Gmbh (Austria)
  • Wallonie Aerotraining Network (Belgium)
  • Higher colleges of Technology (UAE)
  • Pegasus Airlines (Turkey)
  • National Aviation College P.L.C. (Ethiopia)
  • Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC) (China)
  • Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCA) (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Korea Aerospace University (Republic of Korea)
  • Beijing Travelsky Technology Limited (China)
  • Alhind Academy (India)
  • Loumed Cabin Crew Training Center (LCCTC) (Morocco)

If you are interested in learning more about how to become an IATA Global Training Partner, continue reading.


Partner Achievements

ITDI 1st Semester Training Partner Promotion 2013

The 1st Semester Training Partner Promotion 2013 was a success with over 250 IATA Authorized Training Center (ATC) participants.

The promotion seeks to boost the performance and growth of IATA Training Partners globally, through the acquisition of new and existing ITDI distance-learning courses. It also aims to engage with clients in their respective local and regional markets through awareness marketing campaigns.

Most regions have been experiencing an increase in consumer demand for ITDI product offerings. So, it comes with little surprise that our partners have, on a whole, been enjoying higher student growth rates and product offering expansion in comparison to previous years.

Congratulations to the centers that are now taking advantage of this exclusive promotion: Cargo Network Services Corp. (CNSC), Canadian Tourism College, Be As Good As Vietnam Co. Ltd - DGM Vietnam, Kaohsiung Hospitality College, Kiffa Training Center, Roysima International, and Zabeel Institute of Management and Technology.

Additionally, we would also like to congratulate the top participating centers: Qatar Aeronautical College, DGM Vietnam, and Japan Aircargo Forwarders Association (JAFA).

We look forward to another successful promotion which will take place this autumn.

First Global Partner to Embark on all IATA Training Partnership Models

In our existing network, we would like to highlight and congratulate Kenya Airways Pride Center for being our first global partner that has embarked on all of IATA’s Training Partnership models [Regional Training Partner (RTP), Authorized Training Center (ATC), and Accredited Training School (ATS)]. This allows them to provide the entire IATA blended learning solution suite (Classroom & Distance Learning) to the Kenyan and East African region Read the full story.

Young Students Financing Initiative

We would also like to congratulate The National Hospitality Institute of Oman for establishing a creative Young Students Financing Initiative in partnership with Bank of Muscat. This showcases a great social responsibility initiative and a best practice. Read the full story.

Turkish Airline Aviation Academy sponsors ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Symposium

In Istanbul, under the sponsorship of our partner, the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy, ITDI and ICAO came together to support the important NGAP regional conference. The conference was very well-attended and resulted in some practical actions to address the development of the new generation of aviation professionals. A key outcome of the conference was the announcement of a new IATA-ICAO training partnership program that will be launched at the end of this year. View event highlights.

Partnership News Flash

We have started to map out our 2014 IATA classroom course schedule to enable our RTPs to plan as early as possible for the coming year. We will keep you informed.


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