CAA International (CAAi) has been awarded Corporate Partnership status on the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Programme.

Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in September, CAAi and ICAO will jointly create and deliver courseware consistent with the Chicago Convention, ICAO’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and relevant ICAO guidance material.

To mark the new partnership, CAAi and ICAO have jointly developed their first partnership course under the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. Entitled “CAA Preparation for Restarting Operations during a Pandemic”, the course provides senior management in aviation regulators and industry organisations with safety and security oversight and surveillance guidance during the recovery phase of a global pandemic, such as COVID-19.

CAAi enters TRAINAIR PLUS Programme

Maria Rueda, Managing Director at CAAi commented: “We are delighted to extend our relationship with ICAO as a TRAINAIR PLUS Corporate Partner. Since its introduction in 2010, TRAINAIR PLUS has transformed the training landscape by providing a cost-effective, high standard of training for aviation personnel across the world. We are pleased to join this important initiative and look forward to developing and delivering new training programmes, on behalf of ICAO, that supports the safe, secure and sustainable development of air transportation.”

“The accession of UK CAAi to the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme comes at a time where the need to further assist decision-makers across the civil aviation sector is greater than ever before,” highlighted Jorge Vargas, Director of the Technical Cooperation Bureau, ICAO. Vargas added, “The necessity to safely and securely transition all oversight and surveillance activities during the recovery phase of a pandemic is pertinent to the short- and long-term sustainability of the air transport industry. This important collaboration between ICAO and UK CAAi, under the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS umbrella, will support preparing the industry and national aviation authorities to manage the current, as well as any potential public health crisis in aviation in the future”.

TRAINAIR PLUS is a cooperative network of civil aviation training organisations and partners, cooperating to develop and deliver professional training courses in line with ICAO’s competency-based training methodology. TRAINAIR PLUS also supports the use of modern learning technologies, promoting best practice methods and standards to support ICAO Member States in their compliance with Standards and Recommended Practices.


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