Airport Council International recognises GCAS for its work

ABU DHABI: The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, GCAS, has scooped another accolade internationally, as it received a special milestone recognition award from the Airport Council International, ACI, during the Council s Annual World Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.

This recognition coincides with the award received by Abu Dhabi International Airport for “The Best Airport in the Middle East Region” also from ACI, which was announced earlier this month.

ACI awarded GCAS in recognition and appreciation of the establishmant’s dedication and commitment to hosting and facilitating ACI training programmes for over 1,000 delegates in the past 4 years. These programmes covered most of ACI s portfolio of safety, facilitation, economics, environment, management and technical courses.

Commenting on receiving the award, Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies was established in 2009 with one main goal, to develop a pool of local talent that will ensure the development of the aviation industry and drive it strongly into the future. With such responsibility as a mandate, the level of commitment GCAS has exerted in delivering world class programmes, not just to delegates from Abu Dhabi Airports, but to delegates from airports across the world, comes as no surprise.

In 2012, GCAS was awarded the Gold Trainair Plus full membership from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is the exclusive JAATO aviation training centre in the Middle East region. GCAS is also a major certified centre and training hub in the region to deliver courses endorsed by Airport Council International (ACI), International Aviation Transport Authority (IATA), and Kenyon International Consultancy, providing specialised training on Crisis Management.