GMR Aviation Academy (AA) the aviation-skills development arm of GMR Group today announced that it has been recognized as the Regional Training Centre of Excellence (RTCE) by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The Academy is the only one of its kind in India to have been conferred with the “Regional Training Centre of Excellence” (RTCE) stature by ICAO and as “Global Training Hub” by the ACI.
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge) Culture & Tourism and Minister of State Civil Aviation graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge) Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Minister of State Parliamentary Affairs was the Guest of Honour.
The academy was established at Rajiv Gandhi Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad in 2009, with the objective of providing professional training and enhancing the knowledge and skills of GMR Airports’ personnel. Today GMR AA offers 3-6 months certificate programs, ICAO membership programmes and several other coveted modules for the aviation aspirants.
The programmes have the accreditation from the world renowned international organisations such as Airport Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) of India with focus on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Srinivas Bommidala, Business Chairman-Airports, GMR Group said, “Our aim is to nurture talent to enrich and enlarge cutting edge knowledge and skills required for Human Capital Development. Our focus is to create new knowledge through research, applying the same through consultancy and disseminating it by conducting need based training programs. The GMR Aviation Academy will be a Centre of Excellence in perpetuity for developing world class professionals for Aviation and related segments of industry. We envision India to propel among the top five Civil Aviation markets in the world. We can proudly call the GMR Aviation Academy a Think Tank for Human Capital Development not just for GMR Airports but for the entire aviation industry.”
The academy allows networking with the best-in-class aviation academies and professional bodies around the world. This enables learning from collective wisdom and meet expectations of customers and stakeholders. It offers comprehensive package of training and development programmes across all functions to bridge the current and emerging competency gaps.