INDIA-ICAO FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME
Recognizing that safety, efficiency and regularity of air navigation and balanced development of International Civil Aviation rely on the continuous training of aviation personnel and recognizing the importance of assistance and cooperation in the field of aviation training, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been granting fellowships to citizens of developing countries for the last eight years. In continuation of AAI’S endeavor to help developing countries, a Memorandum of Understanding between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) was signed on 9th October 2015. Dr Fang Liu Secretary General, ICAO and Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI, signed this MOU for a period of two years.
As per the MOU, the ICAO, represented by the Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB), and AAI agreed to jointly establish and administer a training programme to train participants selected from designated ICAO Member States (developing countries). The areas of training to augment the capability of the developing countries to implement the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and to promote the safety and development of international civil aviation will be decided jointly by ICAO and AAI.
In order to impart training to the developing countries that are most in need of assistance, especially in the area of civil aviation, ICAO and AAI are required to jointly determine the developing countries from which the participants are selected. AAI will provide a total of 12 fellowships through 2 training programmes every year and all expenses for the invitee participants from developing countries are to be borne by AAI. In the year 2014-15, AAI has paid US $1,37,000/- to ICAO for the fellowship programmes.
Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General, ICAO
Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and Dr Fang Liu Secretary General, ICAO signing the MOU