ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) Status Recognition

The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) is pleased to announce the renewal of its status as an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE). “JAA TO is very proud of this achievement, which contributes to our visibility and credibility as an international high-quality training centre and pinpoints our vision to remain one of the best aviation regulatory training providers worldwide”, said Mrs. Paula de Almeida, Director of JAA TO.

“The renewal of the status as an RTCE is proof that JAA TO has done a terrific job in the recent years. I’m very happy JAA TO can have such an important leading role in training aviation professionals worldwide. I’m proud of being the Chairman of the JAA TO Foundation Board”, said Mr. Alessio Quaranta, who is also ECAC Vice-President and Director General of ENAC Italy. 

In order to be awarded the RTCE Status, training organisations must comply with a series of high-level criteria including: being a full member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP), having established a permanent Course Development Unit (CDU) with a senior course developer and Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) validator, both qualified by ICAO.

Additionally, an RTCE must have an automated Integrated Training Management System to administer and manage training records, instructor qualification and findings resulting from internal and external audits.

“I confirm that JAA TO meets all the requirements of an ICAO RTCE, and that the plaque and certificates are being prepared”, announced Mr Hervé Touron, Manager, Training Assessments and Consulting Unit at ICAO’s Global Aviation Training Office, early January 2019.

To retain RTCE status, aviation training organisations must not only continue to comply with the required criteria but also fulfil various duties related to their training operations as an RTCE. These include, amongst others, developing ICAO Training Packages (ITP) addressing the implementation of ICAO provisions.

“We have recently received an Award at the Global Aviation Training Symposium in Qatar for the highest number of trained managers in the ICAO Training Managers Course (TMC). We are certain that, by the end of 2019, we will have received at least one additional award” concluded JAA TO’s Director.

JAA TO became the first ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence in Europe in 2015. As also the first European training organisation to become a member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (in 2012), JAA TO has received two Awards and assumed a leading role in the Programme as a member of its Steering Committee since its inception.

To JAA TO’s existing and upcoming clients, this prestigious status confirms the international top-quality level of training which they can expect, and which contributes to the enhancement of capabilities, qualifications, career prospects and most importantly, organisational goals. After all, competent employees make a demonstrable difference to organisational performance.

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About the Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO)

The Joint Aviation Authorities Training Organisation (JAA TO) is a Dutch Foundation providing regulatory training courses in multiple fields of aviation to help improve aviation safety worldwide and promote the understanding of existing and new European aviation regulations, as well as regulations based on ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). JAA TO is an associated body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). It is also a leading member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s Virtual Academy, and an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE). With more than 500 training courses scheduled per year at the headquarters in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, as well as at various partner-locations worldwide, JAA TO serves as a platform for the aviation community to learn and exchange views on the latest regulatory developments. JAA TO also provides advisory services, including assistance with building capacity for training academies. Website: www.jaato.com

Press contact: Ms. Vanessa dos Santos, Communications Officer, vdossantos@jaato.com