ICAO and EUROCONTROL collaboration on new air navigation training
ICAO's Global Aviation Training (GAT) Office is the focal point of contact for all ICAO training related activities. They are responsible for the planning, management and coordination of all ICAO aviation training activities ensuring the efficient, effective and harmonized implementation of the ICAO Training Policy.
ICAO Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and EUROCONTROL Director General, Mr. Eamonn Brennan, have formalized a new air navigation training cooperation agreement.
Signed under the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Corporate Partnership umbrella, the new agreement will see ICAO and EUROCONTROL collaborating on joint air navigation training programmes and specific courses focused on areas such as air traffic management (ATM), cybersecurity, and ATM Security Regulatory frameworks.
“Combining ICAO and EUROCONTROL’s subject matter expertise and resources in providing training to Member States and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) worldwide will efficiently contribute to higher level of Member State compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs),” Dr. Liu remarked, following the signing. “The first training package to be implemented under this partnership will focus on Managing Security in ATM, which is very timely considering the new vulnerabilities we are currently witnessing in the air traffic management system”.
“We are delighted to be strengthening our links with ICAO and working together on joint training programmes which will benefit the global aviation community. With 50 years of experience under its belt, the EUROCONTROL Institute for Air Navigation Services is ready to take on new challenges and support ICAO as we work together for a wider global compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs),” added Mr. Brennan.
Delivery of the new training package under this partnership will start during the second semester of 2019.