Is­tan­bul hosts in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion con­fer­ence

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Business -

A THREE- day, in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion con­fer­ence held by Tur­key’s na­tional flag car­rier, Turk­ish Air­lines, be­gan in Is­tan­bul yes­ter­day.

The In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion (IATA) Global Train­ing Part­ner Con­fer­ence is be­ing held at the Turk­ish Air­lines Turk­ish Avi­a­tion Academy.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the air­line, the academy was ini­tially founded to meet the train­ing needs of Turk­ish Air­lines per­son­nel, and has since be­come the most pre­ferred train­ing cen­ter for many com­pa­nies both in the re­gion and glob­ally.

“Its sec­toral train­ing ac­tiv­i­ties have been on­go­ing for more than 30 years with ex­pert teach­ing staff and high-qual­ity ap­proach to ed­u­ca­tion,” the com­pany said.

In the open­ing speech for the con­fer­ence, Turk­ish Air­lines’ Chair­man İlker Aycı said: “Turk­ish Air­lines steadily keeps ris­ing in global avi­a­tion and we are so pleased to host such a sig­nif­i­cant event in our hub, Is­tan­bul, which his in an un­matched geo­graph­i­cal po­si­tion.

“We be­lieve that this con­fer­ence will pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant added value to Turk­ish civil avi­a­tion, while strength­en­ing the fact of be­ing a promi­nent learn­ing and in­no­va­tion cen­ter in its re­gion.”

Rafael Sch­vartz­man, IATA’s re­gional vice pres­i­dent for Europe, said that IATA is proud of its role in co­or­di­nat­ing the train­ing of more than 100,000 avi­a­tion pro­fes­sion­als world­wide a year. “We thank Turk­ish Air­lines for their sup­port for this year’s Global Train­ing Part­ners Con­fer­ence,” Sch­vartz­man said. “The com­mit­ment shown by Turk­ish Air­lines to the suc­cess of this event shows once again the im­por­tance they at­tach to en­sur­ing their em­ploy­ees max­i­mize their po­ten­tial,” he added.

More than 200 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 60 coun­tries are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the con­fer­ence, the state­ment said. The air­line said that over 450 IATA global train­ing part­ners are eval­u­ated on var­i­ous cri­te­ria and the ex­cel­lence of these train­ing part­ners con­trib­utes sig­nif­i­cantly to the de­vel­op­ment of the next gen­er­a­tion of pro­fes­sion­als.

“Hav­ing de­liv­ered more than 50 IATA train­ing pro­grams to thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants in the past two years, the Turk­ish Air­lines Avi­a­tion Academy is one of the top re­gional train­ing part­ners world­wide and has been granted the ti­tle of IATA Premier Cir­cle Mem­ber for the third con­sec­u­tive time by keep­ing up the same trend in 2018,” the com­pany added.

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