INTERVIEW: After ten years of service, Dr Alessio Quaranta (Director General ENAC Italy) made his final visit to the JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) in his capacity as the organisation's Chairman of the Foundation Board. In a last staff momentum, the outgoing Chairman spoke to the CEO and colleagues sharing many good memories and anecdotes. JAA TO spoke to Mr Quaranta for in-depth insights into the organisation's evolution and the future of aviation training under his tenure.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA TO and Luxair sign training agreement to extend expertise in aviation safety regulation ensuring a transformative impact on the airline's staff competencies and overall operational efficiency. The program is custom-designed to elevate Luxair's operational excellence through comprehensive training and capacity-building.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA TO and ENAC Italy sign training agreement for conducting exclusive aviation training enhancing capacity and competencies of the authority’s personnel. The two-year understanding encompasses portfolio courses delivered both in the Netherlands and Italy and marks the continuation of the productive relationship between the two organisations. In Dubai, JAA TO and ENAC formalise the agreement as part of bilateral meetings.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA TO and CAD Serbia announce the signing of a one-year comprehensive framework training agreement starting in January 2024. This agreement recognises a framework identified for aviation training facilitation and capacity-building in the key areas of EASA Airworthiness, Auditing Techniques, Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, Human Factors and others. Also, authority personnel will engage in the unique UAS Diploma programme enabling professionals to achieve robust and efficient competencies for the national aviation safety system.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA TO and signatory States of RASARAC sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the development and facilitation of specialised Search and Rescue (SAR) training enhancing SAR operations across the RASARAC region. The joint effort opens pathways for further exchanges of best practices and knowledge forums, and workshops to nurture a culture of safety and effectiveness within SAR operations.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) published a newly signed Quality Policy stating the organisation's purpose, mission, vision and strategic direction. Committed to delivering the highest quality in regulatory aviation training, this statement underlines the organisation’s ethical and normative aspirations as a globally leading training service provider.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) hosts its High-Level Training Sessions (HLT/4) for the fourth round inviting ECAC Directors General and Heads of Training Departments to brainstorm and exchange best practices on current aviation regulation as well as capacity-building for authorities and personnel. On day two, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) and JAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on sustainable training cooperation.
NEWS RELEASE: Held during ICAO GISS 2023, ICAO TRAINING and TPSC Members meet for TPSC/13 to discuss the global harmonisation of ICAO training products and implementation activity across the TPP network. As regional sub-groups present outcomes and conclusions from recent analyses, the TPSC continues advising ICAO TRAINING with new actionable propositions brought forward after a productive session.
INTERVIEW: Unprecedented challenges, virtual pause of global aviation and the slow path to recovery – three years after surviving the pandemic, the JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is looking to the future with its strongest portfolio and partner network to date. With two new Members to the Foundation Board, they highlight some of JAA TO’s strengths and resilience in the following interview.
Read about the vision, future endeavours in virtual training and more in the following interview.
INTERVIEW: The International Civil Aviation Organization has published a new document for Flight Dispatchers (FDs) / Flight Operations Officers (FOOs) training, the all-new Document 10106. It is replacing the old Document 7192, Part-D, which used to be the focal point of training for decades. With the new document describing various functions within operations control and more specifically their training needs, the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) method is the logical consequence of an adequate development process fitting the modern state of operations control. JAA TO Faculty Manager and Subject-Matter-Expert Tiago Ludgero speaks about the additions and chances of new facilitation.
NEWS RELEASE: In premiere meeting at the JAA TO HQ, ICAO GAT and TPSC Members come together to discuss global harmonisation of ICAO training products and TPP advancements. Collaborative thinking establishes sub-committee leader roles as well as communication strategies for optimising planning of training activities and market outreach through the TPP platform.
INTERVIEW: Aviation systems experience a rapid digital revolution but advancing automation and technology are accompanied by security issues involving cyber-attacks and the human element. It is therefore essential that organisations need to involve all stakeholders in awareness and capacity-building to effectively build strong cyber resilience and foster security cultures. JAA TO's Aviation Cyber Security training addresses these shortcomings and expert instructor Dr. Rebekah Tanti-Dougall speaks about the first line of defence in the following interview.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is recognised by IATA as Competency-based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Centre of Excellence. JAA TO is able to conduct training and provide support in the field of the transport of Dangerous Goods by air in accordance with the new ICAO and IATA CBTA requirements.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) offers new aviation security training and is recognised as Dutch aviation security training centre by the Ministry of Justice and Security. The course for the Dutch market expands JAA TO’s security portfolio and requires industry compliance to the nation’s highest aviation security programs.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is recognised as ICAO Platinum Training Centre of Excellence after completing the necessary qualification assessment. The status achievement confirms JAA TO’s vision on global training excellence and leadership for the regulatory aviation community.
NEWS RELEASE: In a milestone facilitation session for training at client location, the JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) and Civil Aviation Authority of Nigeria (NCAA) completed a two-part training cooperation in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). JAA TO Director and Nigerian Training Coordinator with closing remarks on the fruitful cooperation.
NEWS RELEASE: The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) Foundation Board visits the Dutch headquarters to meet with the Director to discuss the organisation’s strategy for 2022. It is the first meeting of the newly elected Members of the Board. In a special presentation, Dr. Alessio Quaranta is being appreciated for chairing the Board for eight years.
INTERVIEW: New Aviation Security Management training available that raises awareness for security culture building. Especially in the light of COVID-19, the aviation community is encouraged not to turn a blind eye to other security threats. Dyami services founder and JAA TO security expert instructor Eric Schouten talks about the importance of intelligence network building and leadership-driven security culture.
INTERVIEW: The first classroom course since the reopening brings together aviation professionals training to become certified ICAO course instructors. In a TIC-2 premiere, JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) welcomes an Executive Director of Civil Aviation Authority to become the first Director to complete a TIC-2 training in JAA TO history. Read more on the learning experience in the following interview.
NEWS RELEASE: Starting September, the headquarters reopen allowing selected classroom training to resume under public health measures. As trainees can register for traditional training according to the adjusted schedule, virtual classroom remains the flexible alternative throughout the year.
NEWS RELEASE: During the thirty-ninth Plenary (Triennial) Session of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC/39) the conference’s new work programme, President’s triennial report and budget are reviewed. Further, ECAC Focal Points present on activities while Member States also elect new President.
NEWS RELEASE: Closely following the general COVID-19 measures by the Dutch government, JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) extends its HQ closure until further notice. Delivery of training activities continues in full speed via virtual courses.
NEWS RELEASE: ICAO Trainair Plus Steering Committee (TPSC) virtual meeting: With new chairmanship, JAA TO welcomes bright group of individuals to committee’s kickoff. New TRAINAIR PLUS Program (TPP) Framework introduces the revolutionary concept of ‘membership through training miles’.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is pleased to announce that it will continue its membership in the ICAO TRAINAIR Plus Steering Committee (TPSC) for the upcoming term 2021 – 2024. The committee’s newly elected 17-member organisations then voted for JAA TO Director Paula V. de Almeida as the new TPSC Chair.
NEWS RELEASE: Reflecting the latest COVID-19 measures by the Dutch government, JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) closes its HQ for the remainder of the year 2020 and moves all scheduled training courses to virtual delivery. Whilst practicing safety first for all stakeholders, business operations continues remotely, and trainees’ seats are being transferred to the next available virtual training.
NEWS RELEASE: Starting 1st September 2020, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will conduct the validation session of JAA Training Organisation’s (JAA TO) newest drone course Competency and Licensing of UAS Remote Pilots (European Categories) (UAS-RPC). The course would become JAA TO’s first ICAO Training Package (ITP) deliverable both as virtual and classroom in the portfolio.
NEWS RELEASE: The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) receives certification for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) courses. The Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) recognition strengthens JAA TO’s training objectives and ambitions in the field of drones. The implementation of training programmes further supports objectives of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).
NEWS RELEASE: As Dutch national public health measures are still in place, JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) will extend its temporary office closure until 1st September. While practicing safety first for all its stakeholders, training business operations continue to take place through virtual course delivery and staff remains fully functional via digital communication channels.
NEWS RELEASE: Due to rapid developments regarding the COVID-19 situation, JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) practices safety first for all its stakeholders. As the headquarters are temporarily closed JAA TO expands its virtual training course portfolio to enable aviation professionals despite the pandemic circumstances.
INTERVIEW: On 12-13 March, JAA TO instructor Hester Haenraets successfully led the first virtual course with participants joining remotely. As this was a premiere experience for both instructor and participants, we asked Hester for first-hand impressions. In a short interview we learn about the preparations and expectations that come with such virtual course.
NEWS RELEASE: From 4 to 6 December, in New Delhi, India, the Sixth International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium (GATTPS) took place. At the event’s gala, JAA TO also received the award for “Highest Number of Trained Training Managers”.
NEWS RELEASE: JAA TO premieres High Level Brainstorm Training Session for ECAC Directors General on recently implemented EU regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
NEWS: Historic first for JAA TO delivering the 1st High Level Brainstorm & Training Session for European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Directors General at the new state-of-the-art training centre in Schiphol-Rijk.
NEWS: JAA TO presents at European Association of Aviation Training and Educational Organisations’ (EATEO) international forum on “Enhancing Safety through Effective Training and Education / Regional and Interregional Perspectives”
NEWS RELEASE: New ICAO Training Package (ICAO ITP) on the Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA) now available from JAA Training Organisation
EVENT: The 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Conference (ICAO) was held in Montréal from 24 September to 4 October 2019. In total, 2700 participants were registered to represent their countries and observer organisations during this event.
NEWS RELEASE: During the 68th Special Meeting of the ECAC Directors General of 29 - 31 August 2019 in Málaga, Spain, Mr. Luis Miguel Ribeiro, Chairman of ANAC Portugal, was appointed as the third member of the JAA TO Foundation Board.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for courses to help your operators continue airworthiness.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for Ground Operations.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for aviation law & policy.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for air operations.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for initial airworthiness.
TRAINING: Click here to view the full 2020 programme for JAA TO courses on Oversight and Investigation in aviation.
INTERNAL: On 1 July, 2019, JAA Training Organisation relocated from its long-established roots in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, to a new state-of-the-art training centre in Schiphol-Rijk.
Here’s a glimpse into what the JAA TO team has been up to this month.
VISIT: Today we were pleased to receive the Chairman of the JAA Training Organisation Foundation board, and ECAC Vice President, Alessio Quaranta, at the new JAA TO Training Centre in Schiphol-Rijk.
PRESS RELEASE: The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation has relocated from its historic roots in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, to a state-of-the-art training centre nearby Schiphol International Airport to accommodate their recent growth.
NEWS: After 28 years of JAA history in the Dutch town of Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation is relocating its operations to Beechavenue 1-19, Schiphol-Rijk – even closer to Amsterdam International Airport. The new location comes equipped with upgraded facilities, stylish interior design, and more space to accommodate growth.
NEWS: The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) is pleased to announce the renewal of its status as an ICAO Regional Training Center of Excellence (RTCE).
PRESS RELEASE - The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) is pleased to announce the launch of its portfolio on Aviation Security. As the only Associated Body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), one of JAA TO’s objectives is to support ECAC Member States in their mission to promote the continued development of a safe, efficient and sustainable European air transport system.
PRESS RELEASE - Approved by ICAO on the 22nd of November 2018: JAA TO’s first classroom-based Standardized Training Package (STP), the "Safety Management for Approved Maintenance Organisations under ICAO/EASA Rules" was delivered for the first time on 24 - 26 October 2018, in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.
INTERVIEW - “The growth in the aviation sector is expected to be more than doubled and we will need a lot of aviation professionals, such as pilots, air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers, engineers, and others”, the instructor explains to us in a video interview about the two courses he delivers at JAA TO.
TRAINING - Understanding the requirements of Initial Airworthiness can be difficult, but with the support of our specialists it is much easier. On 25 - 27 September 2018, our instructor Pim went to Taiwan to deliver the training course “ETSO/POA (Subpart G + EASA Internal POA working procedures)”.
EVENT - The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) presented at the regional seminar "Crisis Management Plans in Aviation", which took place in Cyprus, last Friday, 12 October 2018. The event was organised by the Flight Safety Foundation- Mediterranean (FSF-MED) and HERMES AIRPORTS with the objective of highlighting the importance of having detailed Emergency and Contingency Response Plans in Aviation.
INTERVIEW - by April 2019, all those involved with balloon operations in Europe should be compliant. If they are not compliant, the authorities will give them a penalty or even prohibit them to fly, if the findings are putting into risk the safety of civilians...
IN-HOUSE TRAINING - After the Training Needs Analysis (a new Program provided by JAA TO and exclusively to the CAAs of ECAC Member States), the CAA of Albania decided to hire JAA TO’s services for a few training courses...
TRAINING - Aviation professionals participated in the “EASA Part-145 Training Course” on 04 - 05 July 2018, at JAA TO’s headquarters. This training covers the Annex II to Implementing Rule EU 1321/2014 and the corresponding Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Materials (GM).
TRAINING - Aviation professionals from the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Malta, Iceland, and even Japan participated of the “EASA Part-M General Training Course” on 02 - 03 July 2018, at JAA TO’s headquarters.
INTERVIEW - Mr. Astre, the instructor of the training course “ICAO GSI Operations – Air Operator Certification – 18700”, which took place for the first time at JAA TO in June, gave us an interview. He alerts CAAs about the importance of the GSI training courses.
NEW TRAINING - From 4 to 20 June, JAA TO was pleased to deliver the training course “ICAO GSI Operations – Air Operator Certification – 18700” for the first time! Professionals from the civil aviation authorities of several countries, as Italy, Azerbaijan, Benin, Israel, Curacao and Croatia, benefited from the experience and expertise of the highly qualified instructor, which came from ICAO to teach them at JAA TO.
PRESS RELEASE - The Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), Mrs. Avomo Assoumou Paule Koki, and the Director of the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO), Mrs. Paula V. de Almeida, have signed together a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), at JAA TO’s Headquarters, in The Netherlands.
INTERVIEW - The ICAO State Safety Programme (SSP) is a mandatory system for Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) to guarantee the safety of civil aviation in their country. Two courses at JAA TO, which are exclusive for CAAs, address the state safety programme. In this interview, our instructor Hester explains in detail why having a proper SSP is extremely important for CAAs, and what the consequences are for not having one.
NEW TRAINING - JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is pleased to inform that the Government Safety Inspector (GSI) training courses are now being hosted in Europe! These courses were developed as a collaborative effort between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). JAA TO is now honored to host those in the Netherlands: