IATA Signed MOU With GMR Aviation Academy
Hyderabad, March 2012: During the inaugural function of ‘India Aviation -2012’ today at Begumpet, Hyderabad, INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA) signed an MOU with GMR AVIATION ACADEMY, accrediting the latter as the Authorized Training Center (ATC) for the Aviation related programs in India. Representing IATA, Mr. Antony Tyler, Director General & CEO and Mr. Maunu Von Lueders, Regional Vice President Asia Pacific and Mr. Srinivas Bommidala, Chairman - Airports and Mr. PS Nair, CEO Corporate- Airports representing GMR Airports signed the MOU. Sri. Ajit Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation; Sri. Jaypal Reddy Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh; Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr. Bharat Bhushan, Director General, DGCA and distinguished delegates from US, EU and Asia-Pacific graced the occasion.

To start with, GMR Aviation Academy will conduct three IATA Certificate Programs, viz; Airport Operations, Travel & Tourism and DGR Courses. GMR AA already been appointed by Airport Council International (ACI) as its Global Training Hub (GTH) worldwide. DGCA has accredited GMR Aviation Academy to conduct the Dangerous Goods Regulation trainings. It has also signed an MOU with ‘Incheon International Airport Aviation Academy’ for joint development and delivery of training programs. GMR AA is in the process of acquiring ICAO’s ‘TRAINAIR PLUS ‘stature.

GMR AA earlier achieved ‘a first in India’ when it hosted ACI/ICAO‘s AMPAP Gateway program –(Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program – Air Transport Systems) towards an International Airport Professional (IAP) designation. GMR Airports with four Airports in India and abroad, viz Delhi, Hyderabad, Male and Istanbul; have its Aviation Academy functioning from its GMR Hyderabad International Airport Campus in Shamshabad, Hyderabad since 2009.

For Further details, please contact:

Anindita Sinha
Head– Corporate Communications
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd
Tel: +91 8897255222
Email: anindita.sinha@gmrgroup.in