GMR Aviation Academy (AA), the aviation-skills development arm of GMR Group, has been recognized as the Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The Academy is the only one of its kind in India to have been conferred with the “Regional Training Centre of Excellence” (RTCE) stature by ICAO and as “Global Training Hub” by the ACI.
The academy was established at Rajiv Gandhi Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad in 2009 with the objective of providing professional training and enhancing the knowledge and skills of GMR Airports’ personnel. Today GMR AA offers 3-6 months certificate programs, ICAO membership programmes and several other coveted modules for the aviation aspirants.
The programmes have the accreditation from the world renowned international organisations such as Airport Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) of India with focus on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Srinivas Bommidala, Business Chairman-Airports, GMR Group said, “Our aim is to nurture talent to enrich and enlarge cutting edge knowledge and skills required for Human Capital Development. Our focus is to create new knowledge through research, applying the same through consultancy and disseminating it by conducting need based training programs.”
Musafir Namah Bureau