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IATA - ICAO Global Training Alliance

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have established a new Global Training Alliance, seeking to intensify and refine air transport training and learning resources in the face of expected global shortages of skilled air transport personnel. Current forecasts show the aviation system doubling in capacity by 2030, with hundreds of thousands of new pilots, air traffic controllers and maintenance personnel being needed to support the coming expansion.

IATA is now actively contributing to TRAINAIR PLUS Regional and Global Symposia, while its promotion of TRAINAIR PLUS to its existing training network will help increase worldwide appreciation for our unique ICAO training center membership program.

TRAINAIR PLUS Global Training Alliance

TRAINAIR PLUS provides support for new and existing aviation training centers via technical expertise, resources, and quality oversight. This results in a network of ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Centers meeting the standards of the program.


An outcome of the alliance is the launch of the I-TRAIN program, a joint ICAO/IATA diploma offering which focuses on multiple industry segments. I-TRAIN incorporates unique, blended solutions derived from ICAO/IATA areas of expertise and which can be tailored for existing industry personnel as well as the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP).

See the IATA-ICAO I-TRAIN Diploma Program with specialization in Aircraft Operations Management.

If you wish to receive information about the program please contact: i-train@iata.org

Read the ICAO Press Release.

Program Signing Ceremony

Mark Hubble, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Services and Raymond Benjamin, ICAO Secretary General


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