ENAC awarded Regional Training Centre of Excellence status by ICAO; signs agreement with IATA

12 December 2014

Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) has signed two significant partnership agreements at the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal during the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Chicago Convention that lead to the foundation of ICAO.

First, Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Marc Houalla, ENAC Director, signed a partnership agreement between ENAC and IATA leading to the joint delivery of an ‘Airlines Operations’ Master programme for the benefit of the international airline community. This agreement also includes other training initiatives. This partnership comes as an international recognition of the quality of ENAC programmes by the most significant airline association (IATA represents some 250 airlines responsible for 84% of total air traffic).

Secondly, ENAC was awarded the ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence status by Raymond Benjamin, ICAO Secretary General. As a consequence, ENAC is now a member of a very select group of training centres (there are only four others in the world at this point) for which the quality of training is highlighted. This new status provides ENAC with an ICAO mandate to develop and deliver training programmes on behalf of ICAO. This shows the significant trust that the Organisation puts in ENAC capability to respond to international civil aviation training needs.

Many delegates attended the ceremony, including many former ENAC students now working for ICAO throughout the world and who contribute to ENAC’s reputation within the world-wide civil aviation community.

This double celebration between ENAC and two of the most prestigious international air transport organisations (along with the variety of former ENAC students involved in the civil aviation management) highlights the international contribution of ENAC and the French DGAC.

Once more, this consolidates ENAC’s position as one of the main civil aviation training organisations in the world.



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