Montreal - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) signed an agreement to offer joint training courses for the airport industry. This partnership will begin with the offering of two courses on airport operations and airport marketing.

The objective of this partnership is to increase the current offering of training services offered by these two industry associations. The first course, which certifies participants, will allow them to improve their skills in offering safer and more efficient airport operations. The second course is designed to allow airports to better make use of strategic marketing and remain competitive.

“We saw the success of this partnership with a joint IATA-AAAE conference held in Washington, D.C. last year, so it only made sense for us to look at other areas of cooperation that could benefit the industry along with each association’s members” explains Mark Hubble, IATA Senior Vice President, Commercial Services. “For instance the operations course looks at improving safety and efficiency and safer airside operations has a direct benefit for IATA member airlines.”

The IATA Training and Development Institute (ITDI) currently offers a continuously expanding portfolio of over 494 courses and a wide range of diplomas in the fields of Airlines, Airports, Civil Aviation, Air Navigation Services, Cargo, Safety and Security, as well as Management and Training Skills for every level - from entry level to senior managers. ITDI delivers in over 200 training locations worldwide to over 35,000 students annually from around the world.

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