FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands. 02 November 2022 – In a two-day meeting, thirteen Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS Steering Committee (TPSC) and ICAO Global Aviation Training Office (GAT) come together at JAA Training Organisation’s (JAA TO) headquarters for TPSC/12 to discuss updates by the ICAO Secretariat and GAT, and brainstorm on actionable proposals for the progress of training activities in the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme (TPP).
As TPSC Chair, Paula V. de Almeida, JAA TO CEO, welcomes fellow TPSC Members to the HQ after which important minutes from the last TPSC meeting are presented by ICAO GAT. Reviewing the status quo of ICAO training activity across the TPP regions, Members identified key areas for drafting actionable proposals to advance and tackle training challenges common across the various regions of the TPP community.
GAT and TPSC proposals are the subject of discussion in separate working groups which guide the way forward and mandate Members as well as ICAO GAT to coordinate analysis, delivery plans and implementation efforts with TPP Members of the regions. The two days of collaboration produce concrete output which sees the establishment of global and regional leaders for the ten ICAO areas to coordinate training needs and planning of upcoming training activities in liaison with ICAO GAT. These mechanisms seek to optimise the yearly global calendar of ICAO training products with training demands from the TPP community and tackle delivery issues in the regions. A series of marketing and outreach activities on regional and global level are proposed to assist Members in communicating and advertising training offers via the TPP network.
Detailed information and outcomes of the meeting are available soon for TPP Members through ICAO GAT communications.
TPSC Members present in the Netherlands are JAA TO, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS/South Africa), Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA/Singapore), Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC/Brazil), East African School of Aviation (EASA/Kenya), Airports Council International (ACI/Canada), Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC/France), Loumed Cabin Crew Training Center (LCCTC/Marocco), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT/Nigeria), Incheon Airport Aviation Academy (IAAA/South Korea), Republican State-owned Enterprise “Kazaeronavigatsia” (Kazakhstan), and Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation (SACA/GACA/ Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) joined by ICAO GAT delegates Dr. Laura Camastra and Rolando Tamayo, Training Operations Coordinator and Instructional System Design Officer and virtual observers from Academia Superior de Ciencias Aeronáuticas (ASCA/ Dominican Republic).
TSPC Chair Almeida summarises: “gladly hosted by JAA TO, this TPSC meeting brings together the elected training professionals advocating on behalf of the entire TPP community seeking to engage members and partners globally in facilitation of aviation training. In its advisory role to ICAO GAT, this TPSC shows passion and commitment to giving all TPP members a common voice and achieving many milestones. By joining forces, putting our heads together and collaborating, the focused efforts of these two days already proved to be successful as we have advanced many great initiatives for the upcoming training year in the TPP community”.
Dr. Laura Camastra, ICAO GAT Partnerships Management Officer highlights the synergy that carried through the meetings: “With a huge thanks to JAA TO, the Chair and Vice-Chairs for facilitating this meeting, we achieved incredible results embracing collaboration, transparency and result-oriented discussions. Going forward, this productive bond between GAT and TPP will guide the limitless advancements and support of the entire network”.
The meeting is the second TPSC event of the year after Members met for TPSC/11 during ICAO’s Global Implementation Support Symposium (GISS) in Istanbul. The next TPSC/13 will occur during ICAO’s 2nd GISS, which will be held in Seoul from 29 May to 2 June 2023.
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About JAA TO
The JAA Training Organisation (JAA TO) is a Dutch non-profit organisation and an Associated Body of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). JAA TO has a history of 50 years training the aviation industry and national authorities on regulation in the air transport sector. JAA TO is the only Training Centre of Excellence – Platinum (TCE) in Europe recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and a leading member of the EASA Virtual Academy (EVA).
JAA TO schedules more than 300 training courses annually on topics such as safety, security, drones and management. Within the aviation community, JAA TO offers a platform to learn and exchange views on latest regulatory developments. In addition, JAA TO provides advisory services, knowledge solutions, training consultancy and assistance with capacity building for (aviation) training departments.