IATAs regional training partner – Bird Academy
In strengthening its position as a regional aviation-learning hub, bird Academy, the education vertical of Bird Group today took a step further by collaborating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in reaching to a state of their ‘Regional Training Partner’ in India.
During a signing ceremony between Mrs. Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group and Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer, the partnership was made official. On the occasion, Mr. Conrad Clifford, IATA’s Regional Vice President – Asia Pacific was also present.
While sharing a few words on the partnership, Mrs. Radha Bhatia, Chairperson, Bird Group said, “We are delighted to collaborate with IATA as Regional Training Partner. India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2025 and among the fastest-growing aviation markets globally. The most important building block to any industry’s success is its people which are the most important building block and this joint initiative.
“Today aviation supports 7.5 million jobs in India. With the number of people traveling to, from or within India expected to treble to 520 million by 2037, the demand for trained aviation professionals will continue to grow. Appointing Bird Academy as an IATA Regional Training Partner means that we could able to support India’s talent needs by offering IATA courses that were previously unavailable. We look forward to a successful partnership with the Bird Academy to fulfill India’s training requirements,” said Clifford.
One of the vital aspects of the partnership is that it will allow Bird Academy to host training by IATA that cover the full spectrum of the industry. Some of the key IATA training initially offered in New Delhi will include Passenger Assessment and Travel Document Checks, Document Control Systems, Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines, and Passenger Fares and Ticketing.
Importance of training
Regarded as a benchmark in the aviation industry, these pieces of training are internationally recognized and have a strong demand for world-over. New Delhi has been added as one of the world’s strategic aviation training hubs.
About Bird Academy
A spectrum of quality training programs in Aviation, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, and Retail has been provided by Bird Academy which is also known as Bird Education Society. The institution has pioneered in designing curriculum, developing content and conduct of training and vocational programs. Previously, one of South Asia’s top 10 2011 IATA certified Authorized Training Centers, Bird Academy was awarded the IATA 2018 regional top performer award at the Global Training Partners Conference in Istanbul.
Earlier in 2018, Bird Academy opened its first ‘Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre’ in Chandigarh under Hon’ble Prime Minister’s ‘Skill India’ programme in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
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